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by Tricky Dicky
Fri May 24, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Wiring
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Wiring

I understand the concept as such with bus wires and dropper wires which are soldered to the track however, i'm unsure what type of wire, how often dropper wires should be placed along the track, how it all fixes together (Dropper wire to bus wire) etc. Does anybody know of any guides or videos whic...
by Tricky Dicky
Thu May 02, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Led wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Led wiring

The function of the resistor is to limit the current without it LEDs can experience what's called thermal runaway which will limit their life even with the correct voltage applied. The function of the resistor is ONLY to limit the current. The notion of simply applying the 'correct voltage' is fals...
by Tricky Dicky
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: I've been knocked out!
Replies: 19
Views: 908

Re: I've been knocked out!

Being a Diabetic I am now quite used to being pricked, injected and having various fluids extracted so no fear of needles here, except the one occasion when I needed an injection into a shoulder joint. I must admit the thought of a needle scrapping along bone or cartilage did have me worried, but I ...
by Tricky Dicky
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Led wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Led wiring

The accepted practice is to use a higher voltage and reduce the voltage to the LED with a resistor. The function of the resistor is to limit the current without it LEDs can experience what's called thermal runaway which will limit their life even with the correct voltage applied. In many cases on la...
by Tricky Dicky
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Baseboards
Topic: Bridging the gap
Replies: 30
Views: 1100

Re: Bridging the gap

Whats the dereference between the two types. One is adjustable which is why most builders fit non rebated. The rebated ones are not adjustable. So what is the difference Brian 1951. ......................................John In comparison to my daughters I would say overall thickness excluding the ...
by Tricky Dicky
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Baseboards
Topic: Bridging the gap
Replies: 30
Views: 1100

Re: Bridging the gap

Just a few considerations to take account of if you make the door open outward. You seem to have a rebated door casing, to keep the door width the same will involve a messy reversal of the casing. If you are happy to narrow the door the latch and handle positions may only allow you to remove materi...
by Tricky Dicky
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Baseboards
Topic: Bridging the gap
Replies: 30
Views: 1100

Re: Bridging the gap

Just a few considerations to take account of if you make the door open outward. You seem to have a rebated door casing, to keep the door width the same will involve a messy reversal of the casing. If you are happy to narrow the door the latch and handle positions may only allow you to remove materia...
by Tricky Dicky
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: points /signals and relays
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: points /signals and relays

OK so Peco motors do not have a built in switch. The best advice when monitoring point position is to monitor the tie bar movement this is the only way to know exactly how a point is set. Any other method such as monitoring a switch on a panel or indicators on a decoder only tells you a signal has b...
by Tricky Dicky
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: points /signals and relays
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: points /signals and relays

I think you will need to give a little more detail eg what type of motors you are using, type of signal and any other info pertaining to the operation of the motors. As a simple example using a two aspect signal and say Cobalt motors and assuming you have a separate accessory bus for things like sig...
by Tricky Dicky
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: The Y
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: The Y

This issue has been covered recently read

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=1163

Richard