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by Brian
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DCC Controller reading decoder, but loco not moving
Replies: 17
Views: 334

Re: DCC Controller reading decoder, but loco not moving

My choice Lenz or Zimo. Nothing else comes near IMO for standard non sound decoders. Sound then Zimo or ESU :D
by Brian
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Function output lock setting being ignored
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: Function output lock setting being ignored

Hi I feel it has to be with the DCC command station and how its set up. Can you try another function button and map that to Purple on the Decoder? Typically they are set to: Functions 1 (white) and 2 (yellow) are preset at the factory for directional front and rear lights. They are turned on and off...
by Brian
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DCC Controller reading decoder, but loco not moving
Replies: 17
Views: 334

Re: DCC Controller reading decoder, but loco not moving

If you have removed the decoders wiring from the pick ups and and also the motor and reconnected it back to DC operation or unplugged the decoder from its socket and replaced it with the DC blanking plug, then it wont matter at all if a capacitor is in the track connector. However, if there is one i...
by Brian
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DCC Controller reading decoder, but loco not moving
Replies: 17
Views: 334

Re: DCC Controller reading decoder, but loco not moving

On the programming track, I disconnected the wires to the DCC hub, before I tested it on DC. So it was just a straight piece of track with a Hornby connector going to it, with no connection to the DCC system. I’ve done some further testing and my controller isn’t reading the chip. All of my other c...
by Brian
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DCC Controller reading decoder, but loco not moving
Replies: 17
Views: 334

Re: DCC Controller reading decoder, but loco not moving

Hi If using a Hornby plug-In power connector (or even their power track section) you need to Pop open the cover with the aid of a small flat blade screwdriver and ensure their is no capacitor wired across the two connections inside. It is absolutely vital any such capacitors are removed on DCC layou...
by Brian
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Mimic board
Replies: 10
Views: 119

Re: Mimic board

Hi Seep PM2 motors do not have any switches fitted, but are exactly the same PBC and solenoid as the PM1. As stated what ever the position of the Seep is in will illuminate that LED even after power power and then repowering back up the layout. Its a mechanically operated single pole double throw ch...
by Brian
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: My avatar
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: My avatar

Nice :)
by Brian
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Mimic board
Replies: 10
Views: 119

Re: Mimic board

Hi Glynn. Welcome to the forum. Seep PM1 motors need to be fitted to the point above 100% actuarily. Once done, you rely on a washer pressing on to the PCB track to switch point position. So perhaps not the best switching means? Your reference to point motor switching is of some concern.. To operate...
by Brian
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Freesat. Box
Replies: 35
Views: 539

Re: Freesat. Box

yelrow wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:15 pm
<Snip> Will look at the app. Sky was perfect before, and i understood it used same sat.
Is Sky on the same frequencies or even the same satellite as used by FreeSat? :?:
by Brian
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Any tips for making holes for track pins?
Replies: 21
Views: 288

Re: Any tips for making holes for track pins?

I never push my Peco SL14 pins fully in. I drill a sleeper hole and partly into the baseboard using a SL14 pin minus its head in a drill (Dremel fitted with a conventional 3 jaw chuck or an Archimedean drill). Push the SL14 pin in approx 2/3 its length, then bend over the remaining top portion so as...