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Forum: DCC 13-05-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By RAFHAAA96
Yes I have and no it hasnt. Totally reliable....

Yes I have and no it hasnt.
Totally reliable. Build code 20/13.
Rob

Edit: Normally used with the 4-amp supply.
Forum: DCC 13-05-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By RAFHAAA96
Be aware v3.5 and v4.0 use widely different...

Be aware v3.5 and v4.0 use widely different impedance speakers. 100/8 ohms.
Forum: DCC 10-05-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By RAFHAAA96
There have heen reports that some decoders have...

There have heen reports that some decoders have been ‘improved’ and now if the power is interrupted they revert to speed zero followed by a restart to set speed at whatever accel rate you have set,...
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 10-05-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By RAFHAAA96
You can narrow down the intermittent problem by...

You can narrow down the intermittent problem by putting the terminals of a 9 volt block battery across the loco wheels. Try it both ways round and see if the loco runs smooth.

If so then you know...
Forum: DCC 06-05-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By RAFHAAA96
There is a lot of discussion about reverse loops...

There is a lot of discussion about reverse loops on the Hornby forum and one of the contributors has written a comprehensive guide to installing reverse loops that is held approval before going on as...
Forum: DCC 27-04-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By RAFHAAA96
TTS decoders run standard directional lights from...

TTS decoders run standard directional lights from F0. What you see lit depends upon how you wire them within the loco, noting that a Hornby TTS loco will not be wired to the decoder socket inner four...
Forum: DCC 25-04-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By RAFHAAA96
The problem with PS screws is the thread is tight...

The problem with PS screws is the thread is tight and needs to be worked in gently else the screw will shear off.
Forum: DCC 25-04-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By RAFHAAA96
Plenty about this conversion on another RM...

Plenty about this conversion on another RM forum...
Forum: N Gauge 17-04-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By RAFHAAA96
Google micro screws John E.g. ...

Google micro screws John
E.g.
http://www.newstarfastenings.com/?utm_nooverride=1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMImsPTgdLA2gIVg7HtCh3QxwIwEAAYASAAEgJ0rvD_BwE

And ...
Forum: DCC 16-04-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 819
Posted By RAFHAAA96
Correct - it adds a whole new chapter into my diy...

Correct - it adds a whole new chapter into my diy skills, just as well I blagged the wiring diagram off the builder.

Yelrow will tell you he has a right old selection of supplies into his French...
Forum: DCC 16-04-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 819
Posted By RAFHAAA96
The only way to be sure is to hang a ‘scope on...

The only way to be sure is to hang a ‘scope on the DCC signal, then turn on all these extra gubbins and see if the signal is in any way affected.

I have a ‘scope and I use those internet thingies...
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 16-04-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 383
Posted By RAFHAAA96
If you want your 3-legged leds to show yellow as...

If you want your 3-legged leds to show yellow as in when a pair of points gets out of synch thus powering both colour (outer) legs then you need to fit a resistor in each outer leg and balance their...
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 11-04-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By RAFHAAA96
No markings on the current tranny, which is part...

No markings on the current tranny, which is part of the pcb in my version. The instructions just say to feed the wire through it.
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 10-04-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By RAFHAAA96
This is the basic wiring diagram for these combo...

This is the basic wiring diagram for these combo meters, noting the shunt would normally go where the cut is shown.

The one I have passes the wires through a current sensor ring rather than...
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 09-04-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By RAFHAAA96
For rough measuring purposes a DCC signal is...

For rough measuring purposes a DCC signal is essentially AC with a square variable width rather than a true AC periodic elliptical waveform, so your DC meter won’t give anything like a true reading....
Forum: DCC 07-04-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By RAFHAAA96
Try pulling the service sheet (there are several...

Try pulling the service sheet (there are several versions) to see what looks as if it would go where. There may already be a speaker mount in the tender and its easy to move the decoder socket over...
Forum: General Chat 05-04-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 203,804
Posted By RAFHAAA96
I trust the MNR has enough stones to stand up...

I trust the MNR has enough stones to stand up against these idiots and avoid cancelling their very popular 40ís weekend event in the summer.

i wish I had a time maxhine and could take these...
Forum: DCC 02-04-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 712
Posted By RAFHAAA96
I would suggest they are referring to the...

I would suggest they are referring to the standard suppression capacitor fitted to a DC track power feed, which is not present on the DCC version.
Rob
Forum: DCC 31-03-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By RAFHAAA96
Did you not get a maintenance sheet (MS) with the...

Did you not get a maintenance sheet (MS) with the Devon. If so it will explain how to remove the loco and tender bodies and show where the decoder socket is more clearly.
If you dont have the MS you...
Forum: DCC 25-03-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 674
Posted By RAFHAAA96
The Boost output of a master controller must...

The Boost output of a master controller must never be connected directly to the second power district track. All Boost output does is pass a weak repeat signal from the master controller to the...
Forum: DCC 25-03-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By RAFHAAA96
I am not fully au fait with how this works but...

I am not fully au fait with how this works but info about PID motor control gleaned from t’internet suggests that one CV affects the accel side of the performance and the other CV affects the decell...
Forum: The Real Thing 23-03-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 369
Posted By RAFHAAA96
Knowing nowt about these things, but could it be...

Knowing nowt about these things, but could it be a reset tool for the emergency communication cord butterfly valve in carriages.
Rob
Forum: On The Workbench 22-03-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By RAFHAAA96
Flat bits of inch thick polystyrene packing glued...

Flat bits of inch thick polystyrene packing glued together in a U shape is what I use. Nice stable base to work from.
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 19-03-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 529
Posted By RAFHAAA96
Farads are really big things, so it is...

Farads are really big things, so it is microfarads.
Forum: DCC 15-03-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By RAFHAAA96
All my TTS decoders (old and new) program on the...

All my TTS decoders (old and new) program on the main within the limitations of what you can change on the main, i.e. accel and decell, sound volume. You can even change the address by writing to CV1...
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