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by RAF96
Fri May 31, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Types of Model Railway Enthusiast.
Replies: 24
Views: 663

Re: Types of Model Railway Enthusiast.

Definitely a misfit. I am a 90% man, i never fully finish anything I do, hence the series of unfinished layouts. Once I’m in a rut I like to stay there. Change upsets me. Even so I have moved house many times - this is number 12 and have had several layouts. I prefer not to be in charge but when I s...
by RAF96
Thu May 30, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: How can I improve my shed security?
Replies: 40
Views: 992

Re: How can I improve my shed security?

Put a notice on the door saying...
The first shot is a blank, the rest will be live.
Have a nice day and go find someone else to rob.
by RAF96
Sun May 26, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DCC Alpha panel
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: DCC Alpha panel

For the information of DCC Concept kit users they have their own ‘Focus Forum’ which has special sections dealing with their own kit as well as the usual forum traffic.
by RAF96
Fri May 24, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Push to make switches
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Push to make switches

Having read the OP again, does he mean Dapol motorised signals (semaphores) which I believe work on a press-press-press methodology to change state.
by RAF96
Fri May 24, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: CDU Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: CDU Advice

I have used a Gaugemaster CDU for many years, totally reliable and able to throw several solenoids at once, whether ganged in pairs across a loop or as a cascade when route setting.
by RAF96
Thu May 23, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Push to make switches
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Push to make switches

Lever switches tend to be ON-OFF or Passing contact, but not sprung to OFF. You can use a simple SPST sprung to off ((ON)-OFF) switch if you prefer a toggle rather than a push button. Used to be popular in older (my generation) cars to flash a bank of hi-power spot lights when dazzled by oncoming tr...
by RAF96
Thu May 23, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: new member - Need DCC chipping advice
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: new member - Need DCC chipping advice

An 8-pin socket only works obviously for an 8-pin decoder. There are also 4-pin, 6-pin, even 7-pin and variants of 21-pin decoders to consider, not to mention the newer Plux variant sockets.
by RAF96
Thu May 23, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DCC Reverse Loop Module
Replies: 17
Views: 1060

Re: DCC Reverse Loop Module

Think about the electrical polarity flow as wagon wheels pass over a staggered joint. My thoughts are an on-line joint would work perfectly as the reverse loop module would see each ‘glitch’ at the same instant. This of course doesn’t work so well if you have say a coach bogie with all left wheels o...
by RAF96
Tue May 21, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Words fail me!
Replies: 41
Views: 1171

Re: Words fail me!

My ‘new’ house is a town location and just happens to be on a route to school short cut so we get lots of kids going to in the morning and fro in the afternoon, but no hassle at all. There is one family in the street which I shall label as ‘council house’ - apologies to all other nice council house ...
by RAF96
Sun May 19, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Words fail me!
Replies: 41
Views: 1171

Re: Words fail me!

Where damage is caused the judge should make the perps pay back every penny it costs to put things right, plus compo to the aggrieved for stress, etc, even if it means the toe-rags have to earn community money by way of a new government scheme. The system is too soft on these animals. They should br...