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by Dave S
Sun Jan 30, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: All Wiring and Electrical
Topic: Servo size, distance of operation and reliability of throw.
Replies: 33
Views: 2207

Re: Servo size, distance of operation and reliability of throw.

PM from admin says:
>it was not relevant to his thread. No further discussion will take place on this subject.

Thread:
>Was hoping one or two would have told me this is not right and that whould be better over there or somthing.
Intention was to to give requested feedback on underlay and save time.
by Dave S
Sun Jan 30, 2022 11:20 am
Forum: All Wiring and Electrical
Topic: Servo size, distance of operation and reliability of throw.
Replies: 33
Views: 2207

Re: Servo size, distance of operation and reliability of throw.

Thank-you Tricky Dicky.
I couldn't find it thinking it was part of this forum but think I have found it in my history, on his own website.
Better not post link here as unsure of forum rules re third party sites and seem to have had 2 of my posts deleted from yesterday.
by Dave S
Sun Jan 30, 2022 11:06 am
Forum: All Wiring and Electrical
Topic: Servo size, distance of operation and reliability of throw.
Replies: 33
Views: 2207

Re: Servo size, distance of operation and reliability of throw.

That is how I think of servos versus solenoids. I believe once servo thrown, it is not powered to maintain position. I'd assumed point blade could easily lose contact with stock rail and the tie bar linking it to servo would, action and reaction etc, mean the servo motor is free to turn a few degree...
by Dave S
Sun Jan 30, 2022 10:01 am
Forum: All Wiring and Electrical
Topic: Servo size, distance of operation and reliability of throw.
Replies: 33
Views: 2207

Re: Servo size, distance of operation and reliability of throw.

Thank-you TDD. On the aspects of threads, "On a sliight tangent, but still relating to servos...", I realised I was going off core topic but was reluctant to start new thread. I have been thinking about this over night. I am currently seeing more barrirers to entry. IOT should simplify implementatio...
by Dave S
Sat Jan 29, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: All Wiring and Electrical
Topic: Servo size, distance of operation and reliability of throw.
Replies: 33
Views: 2207

Re: Servo size, distance of operation and reliability of throw.

That seems like much work to make a shelf product work smoothly. My foggy understanding is getting foggier and the assumed advantage of servos over solenoid diminishing. It would appear simpler to use these https://www.gaugemasterretail.com/magento/seep-gmc-pm1.html Don't know if unit cost is worse/...
by Dave S
Sat Jan 29, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: All Wiring and Electrical
Topic: Servo size, distance of operation and reliability of throw.
Replies: 33
Views: 2207

Re: Servo size, distance of operation and reliability of throw.

Servos do not have any switching ability but you have a couple of choices. First you can use the movement of the servo to switch a separate micro switch. Some servo bases cater for this. Secondly, as you are using a micro computer to drive the servo you can also drive a relay at the same time. Than...
by Dave S
Sat Jan 29, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: All Wiring and Electrical
Topic: Servo size, distance of operation and reliability of throw.
Replies: 33
Views: 2207

Re: Servo size, distance of operation and reliability of throw.

On a sliight tangent, but still relating to servos... Live frog wiring. I've used peco insulfrog in past and checking out live (or unifrog) it seems that although the point blade can pass the current to frog, it is better to wire up the frog seperately, with polarity changed on point throw. The exam...
by Dave S
Fri Jan 28, 2022 6:47 pm
Forum: All Wiring and Electrical
Topic: Track-cleaning concept.
Replies: 39
Views: 13782

Re: Track-cleaning concept.

IPA? I think I used to drink that in me student days...hic...sober now..ah yes, familiar with isopropyl alcohol.
Must get on board with the abbreviations.
I've read that clean rail is more important for DCC, to allow data aspect to get through, (noted: some responders not on DCC) .
by Dave S
Wed Jan 26, 2022 8:29 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge
Topic: New logging/mining layout
Replies: 57
Views: 5620

Re: New logging/mining layout

Scenery/buildings is a weak area for me in "how " to do what is in the mind and secondly having the patience/time to do all that is wished.
It makes me see many household packaging/objects in a different light, knowing they can be used to make that fence/roof/wall/window etc.
by Dave S
Wed Jan 26, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge
Topic: New logging/mining layout
Replies: 57
Views: 5620

Re: New logging/mining layout

Wot no acorns? ;) If I hadn't seen the first photo, I would have thought they are Bonsai. Nice to know spring is in the air, seeing them sprout out. :D >Also i am planning to make a fully functional circular saw for the sawmill I had a brill idea. Make it from a dremel...then, when you want to cut r...