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by Tinker
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: Pictures.....
Replies: 107
Views: 13641

Re: Pictures.....

The E5000 had the same power rating as a Class 47, i learnt them mid 70's they worked the Golden Arrow, Night Ferry (14 french coaches) and freight and did they go bang when the overhead line came down......
by Tinker
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: NCE Powercab
Replies: 6
Views: 840

Re: NCE Powercab

I run a 5amp Booster plus 4 train (2 each way is doable) there are 60+ Cobalt point motors connected to the DCC Bus and 1- 6 way and 3 - 2 way Frog Juicers (Tam Valley) reversing loop modules, the Ramp meter rarely goes over 2 Amp, the loco's are modern with just Lenz dcc chips fitted, also have 3 c...
by Tinker
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Which point motor.
Replies: 4
Views: 684

Re: Which point motor.

Cobalt Digital, i have 70 of them 63 installed they take there power from the DCC track and power the Frog from the same droppers, i have a Ramp Meter and power draw doesn't show until the points are operated, operate them from a Toggle switch and use pin 3 to also switch a normal/reverse points ind...
by Tinker
Mon May 27, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: How can I improve my shed security?
Replies: 40
Views: 3619

Re: How can I improve my shed security?

Attach 2 X Pad Bolts to the Door near the top so the door can not slide inwards the one i have listed is Stainless steel but galvanized ones can found for around £5....https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stainless-Stee ... B00W5IIINQ
by Tinker
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Bus wire for point motors
Replies: 14
Views: 1857

Re: Bus wire for point motors

Wire them up to the DCC bus if you have one set to go into a siding and its a long way (in my case) 40' just use a accessory number on the handset to alter the points, you can also have a LED situated close to the point to act as a indicator as to which way the points are set, so there's less chance...
by Tinker
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Any bikers on the forum?...
Replies: 29
Views: 3518

Re: Any bikers on the forum?...

Johnsons Cafe LDCR just passed the Portabello Pub, spent a load of time on the pinball machine, various bikes going down Death Hill on a Tiger 110 sort cruising doing 100 mph the front tire burst the bike hit a clearway sign by the bungerlow halfway down i ended up down the country lane, all i remem...
by Tinker
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Train drivers booklet !!??
Replies: 22
Views: 3036

Re: Train drivers booklet !!??

LCDR noted your comments about braking with trains, various train did require different braking techniques, a route you would know the up Dartford Loop, the train Cliffe to Uddingston,2 X class 33's and 30 X Silver Queens ( 30 tonne Cement Tanks) these had 2 Vaccuum Cylinders on each wagon and to st...
by Tinker
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Soldering station
Replies: 12
Views: 1850

Re: Soldering station

Mines a Weller low voltage, think its 25 - 30 years old it got it second hand....your get what you pay for....