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by RAF96
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Background sound for layouts
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Re: Background sound for layouts

I can see either working well with Hornby Railmaster as you could program the various units with various themes around the layout and have them popping up on a schedule. According to the web-site the GM unit on DCC can be set for random play just like the DC mode, which could be more operator conven...
by RAF96
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Background sound for layouts
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Re: Background sound for layouts

Train-Tech tells me that on DCC the GM units will have 8 settable addresses, one for each sound with any two sounds playable at once. Addresses allocated using the standard ‘learn’ button method. I presume its an 8-way accessory decoder at heart strapped to a sound amp and memory chip. They say if a...
by RAF96
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Old maps
Replies: 22
Views: 277

Re: Old maps

Got to agree there Rog.
The other site I can’t find had a series of timed maps, now, then and a long time ago.
Rob
by RAF96
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Old maps
Replies: 22
Views: 277

Re: Old maps

Found it....
https://maps.nls.uk/view/102341563
If I zoom on that view to my local station (Murton) it isn’t what I remember at all.
Rob
by RAF96
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Old maps
Replies: 22
Views: 277

Re: Old maps

Fascinating even just looking at places where I have lived.
I found a similar site but can’t locate it again.
My first home as a kid was in a miner’s cottage knocked down in the late 50’s slum clearance. It could be seen on the late 1800’s map.
Rob
by RAF96
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Simple wiring diagram for leds on control panel.
Replies: 12
Views: 195

Re: Simple wiring diagram for leds on control panel.

Remember that operating a point from a switch and having your indicator led driven by that switch setting is no guarantee that the actual point is where the switch and led say it is. The only definite way is to have the led operated by a switch at the point, either as an integral part of the point m...
by RAF96
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: PM20 wiring
Replies: 29
Views: 283

Re: PM20 wiring

Prove each switch by setting up a simple battery powered switch left and switch right lights circuit. If the lights work reliably the switch is good. Good switches go into one pile, dodgy switches go in the bin or send them back. Prove your circuits by replacing the toggle switches with a choc block...
by RAF96
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: PM20 wiring
Replies: 29
Views: 283

Re: PM20 wiring

Sometimes you can’t see the wood for the trees.
Are you sure you have your switches wired in parallel and something hasn’t slipped into series in there.
Rob
by RAF96
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Site Help
Topic: Site appeance
Replies: 13
Views: 209

Re: Site appeance

It happened to me this morning on the iPad (Safari) and I have seen similar proforma styles before on other forums. Today I noticed there was an ‘m’ in the www bit. Once amended out the forum loaded normally. Obviously some sort of draft (or maybe ? maintenance) site listing.
Rob
by RAF96
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: amp meter
Replies: 15
Views: 287

Re: amp meter

I used an amp clamp when I was doing an article on using a Pico-Tech USB ‘scope to look at DCC signals. The results were OK.
Rob