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Forum: N Gauge 17-04-2018, 07:08 AM
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Posted By RAFHAAA96
Google micro screws John E.g. ...

Google micro screws John
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And ...
Forum: DCC 16-04-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 632
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: 632
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: 279
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: 343
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: 343
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: 343
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: 82
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: 333
Views: 201,603
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 40’s 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: 614
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: 242
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: 547
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: 158
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: 298
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: 195
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: 439
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: 415
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...
Forum: General Chat 07-03-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 472
Posted By RAFHAAA96
I live here when in UK. A full 100metres from...

I live here when in UK. A full 100metres from the MNR line just over the fence.
Forum: General Chat 02-03-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By RAFHAAA96
The important thing is to stay within the decoder...

The important thing is to stay within the decoder spec for current draw, especially on the function outputs side as these are not protected, whereas the motor side is.
Rob
Forum: General Chat 28-02-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 3,650
Posted By RAFHAAA96
Ho-hum 20 deg C and brilliant sunshine here. ...

Ho-hum 20 deg C and brilliant sunshine here.

I remember as kid walking 7-miles to school one bad winter at age 11-12. No chance of today’s sno-flakes doing that and if they did school would be...
Forum: Track Layout & Design 28-02-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 348
Posted By RAFHAAA96
Don’t forget to add transiton curve length at top...

Don’t forget to add transiton curve length at top and bottom of the slope, this can add as much again depending upon how long your rolling stock wheelbase is to avoid lift-off as they go over the...
Forum: The Real Thing 27-02-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By RAFHAAA96
Tender water tank inspection plate? It looks...

Tender water tank inspection plate? It looks about manhole size.
Rob
Forum: Track Layout & Design 27-02-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 589
Posted By RAFHAAA96
Scarm for me. I get on with it well. I like the...

Scarm for me. I get on with it well. I like the 3-D rendering and the inbuilt train sim lets you run a loco to see if the planned layout is workable.
Several times I have thought a plan was done but...
Forum: DCC 25-02-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 348
Posted By RAFHAAA96
The problem with lights on a steamer is they can...

The problem with lights on a steamer is they can swap around depending upon the locos duty rosta, however something like Tornado is going to be a set in stone mainline express so the lights pattern...
Forum: General Chat 24-02-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 499
Posted By RAFHAAA96
I got a thingy from Lidl that lets you record...

I got a thingy from Lidl that lets you record your video tapes onto digital and I was going to try it on just audio but despite only being a few years old the software bundled with it wont load on...
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