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by Brian
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: track cleaning
Replies: 13
Views: 421

Re: track cleaning

Makes much more sense. Thanks for that Mr Bones. :) I use IPA 99.9% from ebay sellers in my CMX which is now well over ten years old and still doing a grand job! Ensure you only obtain the 99.9% variety as lower strengths contain water. IPA is of course excellent for wheel and rear of wheel cleaning...
by Brian
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DCC Reverse Loop Module
Replies: 9
Views: 237

Re: DCC Reverse Loop Module

If the longest train is greater that 125 inches, then extend the IRJs back to each route from the loops main point and also extend it into the fiddle yard where two more IRJs are then fitted. Making a total of 6 IRJs and all Blue rails are feed solely from the output of the RLM. https://i.postimg.cc...
by Brian
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DCC Reverse Loop Module
Replies: 9
Views: 237

Re: DCC Reverse Loop Module

Be a little cautious.... A reverse loop controlled by a conventional auto RLM should be longer between the entrance IRJ pair and exit IRJ pair than the longest train to travel over that section. Train is loco and all wagons or carriages. (IRJ is Insulated Rail Joiners) Your short track may not be su...
by Brian
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Showing layout at shows
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: Showing layout at shows

Hi Having been (and still am) on both sides of the fence - as an Exhibitor and organiser of exhibitions, I whole hardheartedly agree with your comments. The one thing that looses peoples interest is nothing moving! It's really noticeable that layouts where there is always something moving with train...
by Brian
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 4
Views: 42

Re: Hello!

Welcome to the forum.
In OO search Hornby, Bachmann, Heljan (Mainly diesel outline) and Dapol who are the four main players. There are several others too,
Do keep us updated with your progress.
by Brian
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Small industrial layout
Replies: 16
Views: 231

Re: Small industrial layout

All Peco Streamline OO sets the tracks at 50mm centres
All Peco Setrack OO sets the tracks to 67mm centres.
Measurements are always to the centres of the track as are radius, so you need to add about 15mm each side (30mm over all) for sleeper end to sleeper end.
by Brian
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Railmaster software
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Re: Railmaster software

Hattons were selling Railmaster CDs for £5.00. Worth a check to see if the offer is still available.
by Brian
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Point motor switches
Replies: 19
Views: 358

Re: Point motor switches

Unfortunately Seep PM1 to PM4 solenoid motors are exceptionally power hungry! Also they are in need of very careful fitting to the baseboard/point above to ensure correct operation. If yours do not operate in one direction in free air and all tests prove correct as outlined in the message above, the...
by Brian
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Point motor switches
Replies: 19
Views: 358

Re: Point motor switches

Hi 1000uF should be OK though larger values will give a greater whack! Try the Seep off the point/layout in free air. Does it 'pop' over and back both ways? To double check... The Negative lead of the electrolytic cap is to the point motors diodes commoned together connection. The two diodes (one on...
by Brian
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Hello from Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 93

Re: Hello from Australia

Welcome to the forum.
We look forward to hearing more from you.