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by Tricky Dicky
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Mimic board
Replies: 11
Views: 215

Re: Mimic board

This is what I have in my mind,not so important how the switches are mounted etc yet need to establish how/if the seep point switch will work first. Am I right in thinking then when the power is on and the point switch is thrown to the left the left light will come on and stay on until the switch i...
by Tricky Dicky
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Mimic board
Replies: 11
Views: 215

Re: Mimic board

Printing out your layout and simply covering with clear Perspex (Acrylic) is one option. You would still have to drill for switch or contact mounting. As pointed out Acrylic is a PITA to drill but using the correct drills is more successful these have a 60deg tip compared to the standard 118deg of a...
by Tricky Dicky
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Any tips for making holes for track pins?
Replies: 21
Views: 446

Re: Any tips for making holes for track pins?

A pin pusher is quite useful, basically a handle with a short bar protruding that has a thin hole drilled in the end. Here is an example but seems a bit pricey for what it is.

https://www.shesto.co.uk/precision-engi ... in-pusher/

Richard
by Tricky Dicky
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Tool for cutting holes for point motors?
Replies: 26
Views: 678

Re: Tool for cutting holes for point motors?

I bought the tool below off Amazon and so far I am very impressed, especially as I only paid £25 for it as I had a voucher. Even at full price I would have been happy, but I see at the moment it is at a special price of £30 for the next three hours. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N34GP13/ref=cm_sw_...
by Tricky Dicky
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Tool for cutting holes for point motors?
Replies: 26
Views: 678

Re: Tool for cutting holes for point motors?

For something small like a rectangular point motor hole, I would suggest a multi tool eg. https://www.screwfix.com/c/tools/multi-tools/cat830708 They work by vibrating a blade side to side by no more than a millimetre and literally saw their way down, no hole drilling to insert jigsaw blades. I use...
by Tricky Dicky
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Tool for cutting holes for point motors?
Replies: 26
Views: 678

Re: Tool for cutting holes for point motors?

For something small like a rectangular point motor hole, I would suggest a multi tool eg. https://www.screwfix.com/c/tools/multi-tools/cat830708 They work by vibrating a blade side to side by no more than a millimetre and literally saw their way down, no hole drilling to insert jigsaw blades. I use ...
by Tricky Dicky
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Ferrex Digital Multimeter - ALDI.
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Ferrex Digital Multimeter - ALDI.

Thank you both for your reply. Where is the Anadin as I have a headache now ? No need Sligo come back here and many contributors will help you out. As a starter Voltage readings, Resistance readings can be easily done without damaging the meter as long as you start at the highest range and work you...
by Tricky Dicky
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Ferrex Digital Multimeter - ALDI.
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Ferrex Digital Multimeter - ALDI.

I suspect your multimeter has no AC current (Amps) settings? Brian the meter does have both AC and DC ranges but to the uninitiated it can be confusing. DC voltage is indicated by V with a straight line and three dots, likewise for DC current A with a straight line and three dots. AC ranges for bot...
by Tricky Dicky
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Ferrex Digital Multimeter - ALDI.
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Ferrex Digital Multimeter - ALDI.

For model railway work it will be more than adequate. Some basics on how to use some of the functions. Always set the range for voltage, amps or resistance higher than the value you think you are measuring turning the dial down as near above the initial reading for greater accuracy. For voltage just...
by Tricky Dicky
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Risers required for a tunnel
Replies: 15
Views: 1071

Re: Risers required for a tunnel

Not sure what you mean by risers Jim. If the intention is to have another track go over the tunnel and you wish to raise the crossing track then probably the best move is to look at what you will use for a tunnel portal and the absolute minimum would be to clear the tunnel opening. Making tunnel ent...