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by RSR Engineer
Thu May 21, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Neptune Street
Replies: 37
Views: 6815

Re: Neptune Street

Nice panels, Carl. Respect! Enclosing the "works" like that makes a fine contrast to my rats' nests.

Cheers,
Artur
by RSR Engineer
Wed May 20, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: RSR new layout.
Replies: 121
Views: 24867

Re: RSR new layout.

Thanks, Mick, for your kind compliments. In some places I have managed to make the wiring fairly presentable; elsewhere it's a total rats' nest.

Cheers,
Artur
by RSR Engineer
Tue May 19, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: RSR new layout.
Replies: 121
Views: 24867

Re: RSR new layout.

Finally I am able to follow other members' advice and actually run some trains. It's early days yet, as there are various technical defects to be ironed out, stemming mainly from the old boards, where there are power dropouts, a couple of mysterious short circuits and a lack of points function. I di...
by RSR Engineer
Tue May 05, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: RSR new layout.
Replies: 121
Views: 24867

Re: RSR new layout.

The mainline tracks are all now laid in, although the wiring up still has a way to go. So it's just another round of the same old stuff. As before, I have documented as much as poss for completeness' sake and posted in case anyone's interested. I don't normally post images directly to the Forum, but...
by RSR Engineer
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: RSR new layout.
Replies: 121
Views: 24867

Re: RSR new layout.

The rewiring on the reconfigured boards continues. It's a long, somewhat tedious job but I can see light at the end of the tunnel. Of course, a prerequisite to wiring is laying the track and I did some of that as well. The northern approach is complete as far down as the bridge and connected up at t...
by RSR Engineer
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: RSR new layout.
Replies: 121
Views: 24867

Re: RSR new layout.

The time finally came when the reconfigured boards would have to be wired up. Where new board sections were created, it was a bit like when the Berlin Wall was built, in that certain track sections, points etc found themselves on the other side of the boundary. Each of the old boards was connected t...
by RSR Engineer
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Trouble with old SM3s
Replies: 6
Views: 1498

Re: Trouble with old SM3s

Yes, Brian, I'll bear that in mind. Thank you.

Cheers,
Artur
by RSR Engineer
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Trouble with old SM3s
Replies: 6
Views: 1498

Re: Trouble with old SM3s

That stuff has transformed my SM3s entirely. The meter shows virtually no resistance across the conatcts.

Many thanks again, Brian.

Cheers,
Artur
by RSR Engineer
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: N Gauge
Topic: 2-10-0 loco
Replies: 4
Views: 1020

Re: 2-10-0 loco

Can't deny, a 4-10-0 would've been very nice. Here's the Bulgarian version:

https://thetransportlibrary.co.uk/index ... 368&page=2

And here's my own:

http://www.kropplenburg.de/rsr/mainpix/n55533bb.jpg

Cheers,
Artur
by RSR Engineer
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Trouble with old SM3s
Replies: 6
Views: 1498

Re: Trouble with old SM3s

Many thanks for your feedback and advice, gentlemen. Stese, I'm attaching a picture of the SM3 seen from underneath, as it were, which shows how awkward these contacts are to get to, even when not mounted on the underside of the baseboard and wired in. Harsh or not, emery didn't do much good. Brian'...