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Forum: Wiring & Electronics Yesterday, 10:21 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Flashbang
WTD.. Unfortunately yes! Shorts between motor...

WTD.. Unfortunately yes!
Shorts between motor and decoder should be taken care of by the decoder where a decent quality of decoder is used.
What any of that has to do with using a wheel cleaning...
Forum: Wiring & Electronics Yesterday, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 139
Posted By Flashbang
Any half decent DCC system will trip its output...

Any half decent DCC system will trip its output exactly as any DC system will.
Rather poor reasoning IMO.
Forum: Track Layout & Design Yesterday, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 103
Posted By Flashbang
An isolation section longer than the longest loco...

An isolation section longer than the longest loco plus about 50mm will do the job.

If you use Insulated frog points just fit an Insulated Rail Joiner (IRJ) in the approach lines rail that leads...
Forum: Wiring & Electronics Yesterday, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 139
Posted By Flashbang
Please explain your reasoning? There are no...

Please explain your reasoning? There are no issues whether used on DC or DCC!
Forum: Wiring & Electronics Yesterday, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 139
Posted By Flashbang
Peco SL71 is the complete loco servicing kit -...

Peco SL71 is the complete loco servicing kit - foam cradle, Lub, and brush & scraper.
Connect brush and scraper to DCC powered rails (If need be, use Croc clips on the wire ends) Set locos address...
Forum: DCC 20-09-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 362
Posted By Flashbang
For the rails, I use a track rubber followed up...

For the rails, I use a track rubber followed up with a lint free cloth dampened with IPA or Meths. For a daily clean I use IPA via a CMX tanker wagon pushed around in front of a large loco. IPA is...
Forum: OO Scale 20-09-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 144
Posted By Flashbang
Electricly lit aspect shunt signals (ground...

Electricly lit aspect shunt signals (ground signals) were in use in the 1970. They were on the real thing BR in the UK filament lamp lit. They showed red and white or yellow and white for an On...
Forum: DCC 19-09-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By Flashbang
The lights should be ok on DCC but will not be...

The lights should be ok on DCC but will not be directional or may not be correctly lit.
Best would be to convert them to DCC by fitting a decoder to control the directional lighting.
Forum: DCC 19-09-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 362
Posted By Flashbang
Manual linked to in post #18 by Steve M, clearly...

Manual linked to in post #18 by Steve M, clearly states on page 15 - Hard Reset is CV8 value of 8.
Forum: Product Review 18-09-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 185
Posted By Flashbang
Never have holes in my track sleepers! Then I...

Never have holes in my track sleepers! Then I don't use Setrack of Hornby etc.
Streamline track for me.
Once ballasted and glued the Peco fine pins inserted 50% and bent over onto sleeper tops are...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 17-09-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 199
Posted By Flashbang
Seep PM1 or the self latching PM4 seem ideal as...

Seep PM1 or the self latching PM4 seem ideal as they come with the built in change-over switch - Single Pole Double Throw and are relatively low cost. But as has been pointed out, the actual switch...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 16-09-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By Flashbang
Fully agree with Steve. Use cheap wire side...

Fully agree with Steve. Use cheap wire side cutters. I got mine at a local market tool stand, but they are often sold in pound style shops or eBay. 7"inch is about the right size.
Hold the pins top...
Forum: The Welcome Forum 14-09-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 238
Posted By Flashbang
Hi.Welcome to the forum. Super 4 to Peco code...

Hi.Welcome to the forum.
Super 4 to Peco code 75. That's some change!
Starting in OO I think I would have opted for code 100 where any older stock items might be run!
Remember code 75 track is...
Forum: The Welcome Forum 14-09-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 116
Posted By Flashbang
Hi Gary and welcome to the forum. I wonder...

Hi Gary and welcome to the forum.

I wonder as the loco is DCC fitted if CV5 (Top speed) needs setting to its highest value. Depending on decoder make will determine what the largest value in CV5...
Forum: Analogue 13-09-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 544
Posted By Flashbang
Uneven track can be a serous problem.. You need...

Uneven track can be a serous problem.. You need good connection rail to loco wheel rim to ensure power and data for DCC is arriving at the loco.
Any unevenness in the track or pointwork will result...
Forum: DCC 13-09-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 796
Posted By Flashbang
Hi You have specifically asked about operating...

Hi
You have specifically asked about operating point motors from DCC. But then mention analoge operation via switches and 12v power!

For DCC operation...
You will need point accessory decoders...
Forum: Scenery 12-09-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 232
Posted By Flashbang
I used coffee grouts once. Dried them for about...

I used coffee grouts once. Dried them for about four weeks on kitchen paper towel, then glued them down to represent a muddy area. Stank of coffee for months in the garage where the layout is! :eek:
Forum: DCC 11-09-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 531
Posted By Flashbang
If you want to rely on metal rail joiners then......

If you want to rely on metal rail joiners then... good luck!
Forum: For Sale 11-09-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By Flashbang
Ah. got yeah drift!

Ah. got yeah drift!
Forum: For Sale 11-09-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By Flashbang
What batteries? Zero one doesn't have any inside...

What batteries? Zero one doesn't have any inside AFAIK.

There should be no restriction on Royal Mail delivering a parcel containing any Zero One items.
If they refused I would want to know...
Forum: Other 10-09-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By Flashbang
Hi Before wiring, you seriously need to...

Hi

Before wiring, you seriously need to consider splitting the power supply feeds into smaller protected sub circuits. I would suggest around three or four and each with a 1.0Amp or 1.5Amp self...
Forum: Announcements & Notices 09-09-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By Flashbang
The above anticipated handover of the forums...

The above anticipated handover of the forums ownership has been temporarily cancelled due to the current forum owners concern surrounding an elderly family members ill heath.
The actual hand over...
Forum: Model Railway Events 07-09-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Flashbang
Yes sir. :cool: Sunday is good for me as we...

Yes sir. :cool:
Sunday is good for me as we have Faversham twin town reps arriving so I'll be with them most of the time on Saturday!
Forum: Members layouts 06-09-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By Flashbang
Images are too large, use Imgur and select 320 x...

Images are too large, use Imgur and select 320 x 240 then BB Code Copy. Paste URL back here.. Example...
https://i.imgur.com/gNf9WTL.jpg?1
Forum: Members layouts 06-09-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By Flashbang
Images still a bit too big Chops. Next size down...

Images still a bit too big Chops. Next size down might work? Please replace them.
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