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by Brian
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Question about operations on my layout / signal positions
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: Question about operations on my layout / signal positions

I would try and place the left hand point on the up main immediately after the three way. This appears to be straight track? The headshunt then straightened and lengthened. Minimum I would signal is four Home and two distants. The distants being near the tunnel mouth. The home signal shown on the Do...
by Brian
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Question about operations on my layout / signal positions
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: Question about operations on my layout / signal positions

Hi The plan looks to me at first glance to be OK. However if mine I would have tried to get a facing point installed on the up line at the end of the three way point to allow direct access to the siding otherwise any train entering the siding will have to pass the sidings entrance point and then pro...
by Brian
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Peco Smart switch
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: Peco Smart switch

Normally for basic On/Off switching you use the middle tab and one of the end ones (doesnt matter which end)
by Brian
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: LOW GHYLL
Replies: 274
Views: 12352

Re: LOW GHYLL

You need to bring more flowers and chocolates home and work on the fact that an exhibition layout would give you both weekend outings!!! :o :o
by Brian
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: LOW GHYLL
Replies: 274
Views: 12352

Re: LOW GHYLL

Steve M wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:38 pm
My work here is done. :lol:
So now its time for you to build a portable exhibition quality layout. I still have spaces available for 2020! :D
Just think of all the free teas/coffees and lunches that can be had :o :o
by Brian
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Re-Using cobalt point motors. 2
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Re-Using cobalt point motors. 2

If they died and didn't just lose their address, then return them to DCC Concepts in Settle Yorkshire. They will repair or replace them FOC as they have a lifetime warranty.
by Brian
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Soldering (Electrical)
Replies: 7
Views: 1078

Re: Soldering (Electrical)

Glad to read you have 'mastered' soldering! :D

Personally, I would never use rail joiners (fishplates) to act as the power/data connection!. Soldering droppers to the rail is the very best method of power and data feeding!
by Brian
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Re-Using cobalt point motors. 2
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Re-Using cobalt point motors. 2

No it doesn't matter, but the Analogue Cobalt IP is centred by switching off the power mid stroke. The digital version is self centred by ,,,, To Activate self-Centring : Put the switch into the “Set” position * Set the address to 199 * To do this use your controllers instructions for changing an ac...
by Brian
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: LOW GHYLL
Replies: 274
Views: 12352

Re: LOW GHYLL

Very nice. :D
by Brian
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Point motor switches
Replies: 27
Views: 1474

Re: Point motor switches

Hi
Yes, again use the 16volt AC output (on the side of the Duet) will be fine as the input supply to a CDU.