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by fourtytwo
Thu Dec 30, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: N Gauge
Topic: New to N gauge. Help!
Replies: 2
Views: 958

Re: New to N gauge. Help!

Hello, your 1st port of call should be whoever sold it to you, is it new or s/h ? You don't say if it is DC or DCC, if you could identify the loco & controller (with model numbers) it might help. You say "the motor in the loco runs" is that by some noise or by observation of the motor itself with th...
by fourtytwo
Tue Dec 14, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: All Wiring and Electrical
Topic: Solenoid motors heating up
Replies: 25
Views: 2665

Re: Solenoid motors heating up

These switches are only rated at 5A for AC operation, they have no DC rating at all because they are not designed to break arcs and are slow in operation. It is quite likely you are experiencing contact welding. A CDU may help if the motor has enough inductance to prevent welding on the make but wil...
by fourtytwo
Sun Dec 12, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Diesels at Crown Point.
Replies: 349
Views: 104436

Re: Diesels at Crown Point.

I hope you don't get any SPADS like at Salisbury recently (collision at junction) caused by all that vegetation doubtless dropping leaves on the line :o
Wonderful pictures as usual, thanks for posting :)
by fourtytwo
Sat Nov 20, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Moving Clay.
Replies: 1
Views: 495

Re: Moving Clay.

Great video & a few others that come with it, an old friend of mine now deceased was lucky enough to get semi-working footplate rides in both China and Poland :)
by fourtytwo
Sat Nov 20, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: A toe in the water (OO steam DC)
Replies: 9
Views: 1342

Re: A toe in the water (OO steam DC)

Had a go today at the long outstanding task of mechanising the semaphore signals, once again with the ubiquitous SG90 servo. The results in the pics seem quite promising requiring about 60 degrees of servo movement from on to off. These are Hornby diecast signals and the stroke of the operating wire...
by fourtytwo
Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: HO & International
Topic: New Day, New Armodilloville
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: New Day, New Armodilloville

Yeyy that works :) Woww that tram reminds me of hair raising bus rides in the Cretian mountains :lol:
by fourtytwo
Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: The Gloucester and Cheltenham Tramroad
Replies: 2
Views: 1059

Re: The Gloucester and Cheltenham Tramroad

It's a great read and many old photo's, perfect for those of us that also enjoy industrial archaeology, thanks for posting :)
by fourtytwo
Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Aquired morning star steam train
Replies: 1
Views: 538

Re: Aquired morning star steam train

The first thing I would do is join your local model engineering society and get some advice there.
by fourtytwo
Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: HO & International
Topic: New Day, New Armodilloville
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: New Day, New Armodilloville

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by fourtytwo
Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: A toe in the water (OO steam DC)
Replies: 9
Views: 1342

Re: A toe in the water (OO steam DC)

Just one more picture of the traverser to illustrate the length, when I first started planning (with no stock) I had to search all over the web just to discover the length of an OO coach! Anyway the difficulty was to fit the station throat, platforms, run-around crossover and reasonable radius curve...