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Old 26-01-2013, 07:20 PM   #21
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Hi Steve, you have made a very neat job of the control panel for the point switches, I would go so far to say excellent work. I like that.
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Old 27-01-2013, 06:28 PM   #22
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Thanks for the comments - much appreciated.

Must get back to the loft.
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Old 28-01-2013, 10:03 PM   #23
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Looks very good - well done.
If you follow this link Link to RMWeb and look at post #5 you will see a neat idea of using a adapted peg to fix the Seep motor centrally. All you need then to do is put some packing into the point blades each side to hold them temporarily central and fit the Seep in line across the point. Once secure remove peg and rail packing and you should find the Seep is spot on.
Good advice re RMWeb -the 'peg trick' works a treat. Two PMs fitted and working - no adjustment needed.
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I am resurrecting this old thread of mine as I need professional help - again.

The control panel I built at the start of the thread has long since been scrapped as the layout changed significantly.
Now I’m adding bicolour LEDs to the small control panels on Low Ghyll and the original problem described right at the start is back - probably because I have forgotten how to wire the damn things!

Flashbang provided a photo/image on page 1 that provided the answer but the image is no longer available - any chance it can be re posted?

The LEDs are three wire, common anode and still using Seeps to switch them but the power supply is picked up from the DCC bus.
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Old 09-01-2018, 12:05 PM   #25
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Hi Steve

I suspect its one in amongst this lot? Link 1 Sorry you'll have to search it out!

For DCC operation the last two drawings in this link show them... Link 2

If not shout and I can see what I can do.
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I suspect its one in amongst this lot? Link to site Sorry you'll have to search it out!
If not shout and I can see what I can do.
Thanks Brian.

I think it was this one.
The only difference is that I have linked the common anode through a single resistor rather than one per LED as shown in the diagram. Probably the same mistake I made five years ago.
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That solved the problem.
Just need to configure the wiring to match the route set on the double slip - that could be fun.
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This gets more challenging by the hour. I successfully completed the bicolour indicators on the double slip so I moved on to the next board which has a three way point.
Using Flashbang’s guide (diagram below), I managed to get the three green lights of the bicolour leds to show which of the three possible routes is selected and I can’t get both red LEDs on the closed routes to illuminate at the same time if selecting either left or right turns.
I’m clearly missing something (talent springs to mind) but can anyone shed any light on the diagram that may solve the problem?
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Hi Steve

This series of three drawing shows the 3 way with red/green LEDs.
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Hi Steve

Are you still using three lead common anode LEDs, because the circuit you have shown is using standard LEDs where the route chosen will be indicated by a single LED only.

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