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by Rog (RJ)
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DCC chips and their pin configuration
Replies: 10
Views: 121

Re: DCC chips and their pin configuration

8 pin are the easiest to fit in many non DCC ready locos. You can, if you want to, fit an 8 pin socket first so that decoder replacement is easier if you should ever need to. Some loco don't have enough room to fit a socket though and direct wiring in would be used. 6 pin decoders can be similarly f...
by Rog (RJ)
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: faulty engine chip query
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: faulty engine chip query

What make and model of chip is it?

Some Bachmann decoders are well known for needing CVs 53 & 54 adjusting to avoid "jumpy" starts and stops.
by Rog (RJ)
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Helijan class14 pcb repair
Replies: 10
Views: 238

Re: Helijan class14 pcb repair

I think this is the problem

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by Rog (RJ)
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Shelf Layout
Replies: 34
Views: 3992

Re: Shelf Layout

For loco to tender connections you can use thin wire. Decoder wire is pretty good but whatever you use it needs to be flexible so that it doesn't cause derailments. Some people use miniature connectors to allow tender and loco to be separated easily.
by Rog (RJ)
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Helijan class14 pcb repair
Replies: 10
Views: 238

Re: Helijan class14 pcb repair

Post a few decent quality photos and we may be able to diagnose.
by Rog (RJ)
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: volt meter
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: volt meter

Probably the most well known meter for DCC is the RampMeter. DCC Concepts have a new meter of their own design called the Alpha meter https://www.dccconcepts.com/product/alp ... dc-or-dcc/
by Rog (RJ)
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Just ruined my XU2175M XURON TRACK CUTTER
Replies: 21
Views: 2808

Re: Just ruined my XU2175M XURON TRACK CUTTER

The vertical cutting version are best if you are cutting track that is already laid. Horizontal cutters for track which has not yet been laid, often while holding the track in your hands.
by Rog (RJ)
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: To DCC bus or not
Replies: 5
Views: 883

Re: To DCC bus or not

It's better to use a bus because the bus wires should have a lower resistance than the track, assuming you use bus wires of sufficient size. Increased resistance can prevent the DCC controller from cutting out if a short circuit occurs, which could lead to track, wiring or rolling stock damage throu...
by Rog (RJ)
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Motor Magnet remagnetiser
Replies: 15
Views: 1172

Re: Motor Magnet remagnetiser

They don't come cheap.
by Rog (RJ)
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Storm Ciara incoming
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: Storm Ciara incoming

I've just been out and put some weights on my wheelie bins to stop them rolling round the garden.

Had my fence destroyed by a flying trampoline a few years ago. Made sure the trampoline wasn't fit to be used again before the owner removed it :D