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by ajcooper4
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Keeping it clean
Replies: 16
Views: 134

Re: Keeping it clean

I’m now informed that there’s insufficient room inside my ex GWR 14xx (Hatton’s/Dave Jones models) for a SA so that seems to be that. Perhaps careful and meticulous cleaning is the order of the day.
by ajcooper4
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Keeping it clean
Replies: 16
Views: 134

Re: Keeping it clean

Thanks for the replies. In an earlier post I asked a question about stay alives and the consensus was they add
nothing. Clearly other people have more positive experiences.

Are they difficult to fit and how expensive might they be?
by ajcooper4
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Keeping it clean
Replies: 16
Views: 134

Re: Keeping it clean

All track carefully laid on 1/16 inch cork mat and pinned.
by ajcooper4
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Keeping it clean
Replies: 16
Views: 134

Re: Keeping it clean

No clips. BUS wires to terminal blocks - radial system. All dropper wires soldered to side of track and tested using MM for continuity. Also sections of track tested for continuity back to the power supply from which all the BUS wires run - continuity all good. My instinct says keep cleaning as it's...
by ajcooper4
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Keeping it clean
Replies: 16
Views: 134

Re: Keeping it clean

I am using a Gaugemaster Prodigy Express - I will only have 3 locos. For testing purposes a Hatton's (Dave Jones) 14xx using a youchoos sound chip fitted by John at youchoos. Also have a Hornby Railroad 440 County of Devon also with a youchoos sound chip. Mostly even slow running is ok just still so...
by ajcooper4
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Keeping it clean
Replies: 16
Views: 134

Re: Keeping it clean

Thanks Brian. The track is nicely flat and I've carefully checked the conductive rail joiners - I joined the rails extremely carefully.

On further reflection, what I have noticed is it only happens at slow speeds.

Also, is it sufficient to clean just the top of the rails?
by ajcooper4
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Keeping it clean
Replies: 16
Views: 134

Re: Keeping it clean

Apologies - just realised I could have added this to my earlier post.
by ajcooper4
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Keeping it clean
Replies: 16
Views: 134

Keeping it clean

I think this is the right place for this question. I've posted before about keeping my DCC layout (stil building and developing) running smoothly. HAd some juddering and some places where locos just stop when slow running. Plenty of dropper wires so supply is not the issue. I've now got IPA (not the...
by ajcooper4
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Arc welding simulator
Replies: 11
Views: 199

Re: Arc welding simulator

Thank you to everybody for their, as ever, useful 'pointers'.
by ajcooper4
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Arc welding simulator
Replies: 11
Views: 199

Re: Arc welding simulator

Thanks. Anyone built one themselves? Probably cheaper to buy a kit or ready made but could be fun.