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by Brian
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Access to the loco shed
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Access to the loco shed

Look okay to me! :D If your layout is permanently erected and will never be parted along the join in the baseboards then this won't apply, but if it is one that is portable then you may need to re position the two points that are both spanning the board joint. Also look if there is room underneath f...
by Brian
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Books & Magazines
Topic: At last
Replies: 24
Views: 2597

Re: At last

by Brian
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Cheap connectors
Replies: 19
Views: 560

Re: Cheap connectors

Chinese Wago look alike counterfeits.. Fine for MR use, but I would think twice for use on UK mains power. :o
by Brian
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: DC
Topic: Points.
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Points.

Doodge wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:00 pm
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Please check out this guide. IMO Option B is the best method. viewtopic.php?f=37&t=293
by Brian
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: DC
Topic: Points.
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Points.

Hi If you have two loops each loops rails should have their own feed. Ideally these feeds are from separate DC controllers, with one controller feeding loop 1 and the other loop 2. Points on DC layouts are self isolating in that they cut off the power to the unset direction. If your layout is a cont...
by Brian
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Announcements & Notices
Topic: Replica Railway Totems
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Replica Railway Totems

This chap makes them up at exhibitions or takes orders etc..
http://www.modelrailsigns.co.uk/shop.html
by Brian
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Where to buy Hornby?
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: Where to buy Hornby?

by Brian
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Which point motor.
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Which point motor.

IMO. Unless the OP is DCC then the extra cost of purchasing Digital Cobalt ip motors over the standard Analogue ip motor isn't worth the extra money.
Hattons price today = Digital ip 12 pack £220.00 equivalent of £18.33 each. Analogue ip 12 pack £169.00 equivalent of £14.08 each. Saving of £51.00
by Brian
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Which point motor.
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Which point motor.

Hi DCC Concepts Cobalt ip motors are excellent as to are Tortoise (Larger overall though) Both are stall type and require a constant power supply of typically 12 volts DC from a regulated power source. They require an On-On switch to operate them. Both when purchased in 'bulk packs' are considerably...
by Brian
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Scratchbuilt with a twist.
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Scratchbuilt with a twist.

Think its more like,,,, mañana :D