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by Mountain Goat
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Just Joined the Forum
Replies: 17
Views: 391

Re: Just Joined the Forum

Hi TallPaul. Welcome.
by Mountain Goat
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Hello from someone returning to the hobby after 20 yrs!
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Hello from someone returning to the hobby after 20 yrs!

Hello. Just seen this. Welcome to the forum.
by Mountain Goat
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Thomas themed layout for my 2yr old
Replies: 16
Views: 187

Re: Thomas themed layout for my 2yr old

The only small snag with the plan you drew above is that if you drove off the inner loop towards the first set of sidings the train would be without power at the first set of points. The isolated joiners are intended to create distinct zones to prevent the independent controllers from coming into co...
by Mountain Goat
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Thomas themed layout for my 2yr old
Replies: 16
Views: 187

Re: Thomas themed layout for my 2yr old

Rather then use a double power feed at position number 3 you can use single power feeds to the outer rails on positions number 1 and 2 for the same effect (Note the side of the power feed to the rail on positions 1&2 where only one rail is fed power at each position. This saves you soldering expensi...
by Mountain Goat
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Thomas themed layout for my 2yr old
Replies: 16
Views: 187

Re: Thomas themed layout for my 2yr old

An in between version....

The power point in between the pair of points at the headshunt will need soldering (Better to solder to rail joiners in this position in case the points suffer damage... Peco sell ready soldered rail joiners ideal for this position.
by Mountain Goat
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Thomas themed layout for my 2yr old
Replies: 16
Views: 187

Re: Thomas themed layout for my 2yr old

An easier simplified plan to wire.
by Mountain Goat
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Thomas themed layout for my 2yr old
Replies: 16
Views: 187

Re: Thomas themed layout for my 2yr old

This is the general method of DC wiring if using standard Hornby points which have insulated frogs. Note the positions of power feeds. The wiring is mainly ideal for cab control dividing the layout into four sections. If you omit the headshunt and the extra set of inner sidings running from the head...
by Mountain Goat
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Thomas themed layout for my 2yr old
Replies: 16
Views: 187

Re: Thomas themed layout for my 2yr old

The first double pair of insulated railjoiners need to go inbetween thw pair of R8073 points that link one oval of track to the next. (The crossover points).
I need to draw out the plan and photograph it on my other tablet as it is easier to show you via a diagram...
by Mountain Goat
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Thomas themed layout for my 2yr old
Replies: 16
Views: 187

Re: Thomas themed layout for my 2yr old

You will need an extra power feed for the headshunt along with some insulated rail joiners. The plan is nice. You can either use two controllers with cab control (Either wired common return if the controllers can work with common return or wire the non common return method) OR just use three control...
by Mountain Goat
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Sold.
Replies: 8
Views: 488

Re: Hornby Class 121 DMU. DCC. £50.

No longer available. Thanks.