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Forum: Wiring & Electronics Today, 08:19 AM
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Posted By Flashbang
Hi As I said in post #3 above the Gaugemaster...

Hi
As I said in post #3 above the Gaugemaster Autofrog is only used with a DCC layout, it cannot be used with a DC layout.
The GM500 can be used with all types DC or DCC layouts, so long as...
Forum: Wiring & Electronics Yesterday, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 65
Posted By Flashbang
Don't use the Seep PM1 contacts on N gauge. I...

Don't use the Seep PM1 contacts on N gauge.
I would use Gaugemaster GM500 wired into the point motors operation feed wires, then via one set of the GM500 changeover contacts feed the frog. This...
Forum: DCC Yesterday, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 58
Posted By Flashbang
You need to remove all the wires from the two...

You need to remove all the wires from the two brush strips, keeping them safe for later use. Once all wires are removed test for a connection between the left hand brush strip and all tender wheels...
Forum: Scenery Yesterday, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 121
Posted By Flashbang
Scalescenes offer download and save then use...

Scalescenes offer download and save then use unlimited times, name your own station signs and poster boards in N and OO. Just select your scale and region....
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 15-08-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 495
Posted By Flashbang
While I fully endorse a multimeter for all sorts...

While I fully endorse a multimeter for all sorts of uses on the railway. It must be remembered that many DVMs will automatically turn themselves off to prolong battery life. If the one used has auto...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 15-08-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 152
Posted By Flashbang
This structure gauge in OO shows the measurements...

This structure gauge in OO shows the measurements recommended.... Link to Structure Gauge (http://www.brian-lambert.co.uk/HintsTips.html#00)
Forum: Wiring & Electronics 15-08-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 495
Posted By Flashbang
By 'Active' I assume you mean DCC powered? Then...

By 'Active' I assume you mean DCC powered? Then the answer is No you don't have the bus powered by DCC. No DCC equipment should be connected to the bus pair at this stage of wiring and testing.
To...
Forum: DCC 13-08-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 369
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: 369
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: 369
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: 457
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: 255
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: 198
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: 198
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: 198
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: 136
Posted By Flashbang
Just ask away. :)

Just ask away. :)
Forum: OO Scale 09-08-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 457
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: 212
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: 136
Posted By Flashbang
Lego??. Do you mean Wago...

Lego??. Do you mean Wago...
Forum: Members layouts 09-08-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,270
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: 14
Views: 270
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: 14
Views: 270
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: 7,023
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: 7,023
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: 7,023
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...
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