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by Tricky Dicky
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Other electrical
Topic: Solenoid Power Supply : plaited 3 wire
Replies: 6
Views: 47

Re: Solenoid Power Supply : plaited 3 wire

I cannot see induction being an issue with solenoid motors and I am a little unclear how the plaiting will save switch contacts, I presume they are talking about the BEMF spike you will get as the magnetic field in the solenoid coils collapses. Anyway, a quick method of plaiting individual wires is ...
by Tricky Dicky
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: N Gauge
Topic: Digital n gauge query
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Digital n gauge query

DCC ready usually means it has a socket that will simply accept a plug in decoder. DCC fitted is the term used when the manufacturer has pre- fitted a decoder. Do take care to establish which type of socket is in the loco as there are several different versions, but as you are talking N-gauge it is ...
by Tricky Dicky
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: What DCC Controler ?
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: What DCC Controler ?

I think you will find all DCC controllers can run 3 trains simultaneously it will be more a case of you being able to keep track of what is going on ('scuse the pun). As for your other question I am afraid you will probably get a lot of people claiming their particular controller is the best thing s...
by Tricky Dicky
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Model Railway Events
Topic: The great model railway challenge
Replies: 75
Views: 4300

Re: The great model railway challenge

Looks like there is going to be a second series, the voice over at the credits in heat 5 invited people to sign up for another series. I think heat 5 was the best so far with Aberdean MRC worthy winners. I also think it was the toughest challenge incorporating water real or fake was going to be hard...
by Tricky Dicky
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Other electrical
Topic: Soldering (Electrical)
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Re: Soldering (Electrical)

A common beginners mistake is moving the iron about trying to shape the soldered joint and I second Brian's advice to hold the iron steady on the work until the solder has flowed and made the joint. A soldering iron is merely a heat source and believe it or not you are not using it to melt the solde...
by Tricky Dicky
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Model Railway Events
Topic: The great model railway challenge
Replies: 75
Views: 4300

Re: The great model railway challenge

I agree the correct layout won and the judges were correct to judge the Missenden one on what was produced on the day. I believe the group are responsible for running modelling courses and probably saw this as an opportunity to advertise their business, their arrogance may back fire on them. Richar...
by Tricky Dicky
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Rotary tools
Replies: 10
Views: 732

Re: Rotary tools

Minicraft did do more then one drill. All I know is I've been really impressed with mine. I've even run it from my car on occasions in the past. (Actually a car I used to have). Something of note is that someone once made a comment that the Minicraft transformers stopped working with them and they ...
by Tricky Dicky
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Site Help
Topic: Old Threads
Replies: 8
Views: 494

Re: Old Threads

Roger, will some of Brian Lamberts old "stickies" be reproduced. I am thinking of his soldering post since the topic comes up frequently and it was useful to point people at the thread.

Richard
by Tricky Dicky
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Model Railway Events
Topic: The great model railway challenge
Replies: 75
Views: 4300

Re: The great model railway challenge

Watched the program with somewhat mixed feelings. It was never going to be a pure " modellers" program and would need to have some entertainment element to appeal to a wider audience. Like a lot of programs based around people's interests you are going to see the good and the bad, I did not find it ...
by Tricky Dicky
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Site Help
Topic: unable to login using android
Replies: 17
Views: 1192

Re: unable to login using android

I tried several times to login on an iPad and it constantly reported it did not recognise my username. Finally in desperation I re-registered and have been able to login each time, hope this does not cause problems later on. Welcome back the "friendly forum", I am looking forward to catching up with...