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Forum: DCC Yesterday, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Flashbang
Hi Peter, Are you now saying things are working...

Hi Peter,
Are you now saying things are working correctly?
Forum: DCC 11-08-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 328
Posted By Flashbang
Hi. Ok, so all points have two clips fitted....

Hi. Ok, so all points have two clips fitted. Losing power indicates poor metal rail joiners or the point clips are not fitted correctly. Or the rail tops are not spotlessly clean.
Ensure all...
Forum: DCC 11-08-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 328
Posted By Flashbang
You really need to fit two Hornby R8232 point...

You really need to fit two Hornby R8232 point clips per point. Then only one power clip or power track section is needed for the whole layout.
If you don't have the point clips then two plug in...
Forum: OO Scale 11-08-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 431
Posted By Flashbang
eBay has plenty for sale at good prices. Just...

eBay has plenty for sale at good prices. Just obtain the 99.9% type. 10 pages I have of listings... IPA on ebay (https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=Ipa&_sop=15)
Amazon has it...
Forum: The Welcome Forum 11-08-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 232
Posted By Flashbang
Welcome to the forum. You will find plenty of...

Welcome to the forum. You will find plenty of excellent help and advice here.
Forum: DCC 10-08-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 180
Posted By Flashbang
That will be fine with or without a CDU if you're...

That will be fine with or without a CDU if you're only operating one solenoid at any one time. With a CDU then you can of course operate several motors all at once.
Try to obtain a matching DC...
Forum: DCC 10-08-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 180
Posted By Flashbang
You need to treat the motors operation wiring...

You need to treat the motors operation wiring separately to that of the frog polarity wiring.

Peco PL10 motors should be wired with 16/0.2mm equipment wire as a minimum. You will need three wires...
Forum: DCC 10-08-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 180
Posted By Flashbang
Yes, I would try and obtain a matching DC socket...

Yes, I would try and obtain a matching DC socket to the moulded plug, then you wont have to cut the moulded plug off and its easy to disconnect/reconnect as need be.

Determine which input...
Forum: DCC 10-08-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 120
Posted By Flashbang
Just ask away. :)

Just ask away. :)
Forum: OO Scale 09-08-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 431
Posted By Flashbang
They are like Marmite! Personally I dislike them,...

They are like Marmite! Personally I dislike them, as there is only one way to keep rail tops and wheels clean, that's IPA or Meths applied via a lint free cloth! BTW...IPA is not the beer its...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 09-08-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 189
Posted By Flashbang
I agree with Rog and SteamnutKR! Underboard...

I agree with Rog and SteamnutKR!
Underboard fitting I pre solder lengths of wire onto the motors terminals on the workbench, then fit motor. Wires can be short say 4 to 6 inches and terminate...
Forum: DCC 09-08-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 120
Posted By Flashbang
Lego??. Do you mean Wago...

Lego??. Do you mean Wago...
Forum: Members layouts 09-08-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 6,096
Posted By Flashbang
DCC is fed to all rails from the one source, the...

DCC is fed to all rails from the one source, the 'Track' terminals of the DCC console or the rear terminals of the PCP of the PowerCab panel. Then normally via a bus pair of largish sized wires on...
Forum: DCC 09-08-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 204
Posted By Flashbang
Hi The Gaugemaster CDU is designed for...

Hi
The Gaugemaster CDU is designed for operating with an input voltage of 16 to 25 volts AC.
However you can input DC as the AC if used is immediately converted to DC for the capacitors use. ...
Forum: DCC 08-08-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 204
Posted By Flashbang
CDU...One from BlockSignalling or Gaugemaster. ...

CDU...One from BlockSignalling or Gaugemaster.
As for power supply, any will do A.C. or DC. But if DC increase voltage to around 19 to 21v DC.
16v A.C. power sources (power supplies) are little...
Forum: General Chat 08-08-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,989
Posted By Flashbang
Hmm. No way can a self instal system become micro...

Hmm. No way can a self instal system become micro generation certifated AFAIK.
You can of course instal any generation system and use it yourself so long as it meets all necessary criteria, what...
Forum: General Chat 07-08-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,989
Posted By Flashbang
Copied from the Ofgem web site... On 19 July...

Copied from the Ofgem web site...
On 19 July 2018 the Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published a consultation in which they state their intention to close the FIT...
Forum: General Chat 07-08-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,989
Posted By Flashbang
FIT payments for new domestic installations end...

FIT payments for new domestic installations end next April (2019). So the only benefit after then is the free electric generated that you can use to power domestic appliances etc while the sun shines...
Forum: Members layouts 07-08-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 353
Posted By Flashbang
Love that guy, he was always producing track...

Love that guy, he was always producing track plans on the back of fag packets and very few of his plans actually worked as drawn, as the curves or points used were far too tight in most cases. But a...
Forum: OO Scale 07-08-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 134
Posted By Flashbang
AFAIK this loco is not DCC Ready - There is no 8...

AFAIK this loco is not DCC Ready - There is no 8 pin socket fitted anywhere. So a decoder etc would have to be hard wired.
As this loco is tender drive it will have a Ringfield motor fitted. A...
Forum: OO Scale 07-08-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 134
Posted By Flashbang
It hooks over the pip on the electrical coupler. ...

It hooks over the pip on the electrical coupler.

Loco from around 1990 to 1996?
Forum: DCC 07-08-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By Flashbang
Hi Yes, upgrading the Select to the 4.0Amp...

Hi
Yes, upgrading the Select to the 4.0Amp power supply will allow more locos or DCC accessories to be run together.
You will still have the limited functionality of the Select (Not able to set...
Forum: Members layouts 06-08-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 203
Posted By Flashbang
Welcome aboard Peter.

Welcome aboard Peter.
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 06-08-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By Flashbang
Hi WTD. Yes I too spotted that. I have removed...

Hi WTD. Yes I too spotted that. I have removed post #6 text and left a comment. Copying and pasting items posted by others is not acceptable forum behaviour.
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 06-08-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By Flashbang
Yes, I spotted this too and in another topic as...

Yes, I spotted this too and in another topic as well. These older posts are being opened after a longish period of inactivity by one person, then being picked up by others as they seem to be new...
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