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by Carl L
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Neptune Street
Replies: 30
Views: 5307

Re: Neptune Street

Appreciate the comment, thank you. I've just been back into the shed for another look, I know the card looks dense but I think the cross beans are too deep (25mm) they look too heavy, so will probably cut down to 19 or even 16mm. But then will probably change my mind again. Is this supposed to be re...
by Carl L
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: My layout
Replies: 60
Views: 5518

Re: My layout

Like that, layout and backscene blend very nicely, looks really natural, excellent job.
by Carl L
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Neptune Street
Replies: 30
Views: 5307

Re: Neptune Street

The plus side of the lockdown was the completion of the electrics and control panel, the understandable downside has been the unavailability of some products but I believe the Peco turntable and motor I've had on order should be here in the next few days. So with that in mind I thought I'd build a r...
by Carl L
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Beginner layout.
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: Beginner layout.

Ben, Welcome back to railway modelling. I echo Rog's comments about the NCE Powercab. Like you I came back into the hobby after a considerable time away knowing nothing about DCC. I have nothing but praise for the NCE, I think, well I know, it will do me for the rest of my modelling life. Regards Carl
by Carl L
Fri May 22, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Neptune Street
Replies: 30
Views: 5307

Re: Neptune Street

Appreciate the comments thank you.

Artur - ‘Rats nest’ - you haven’t seen underneath the panel, it’s probably exactly that.

Richard - well I was looking forward to ballasting. I’ll reserve judgement!
by Carl L
Wed May 20, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Neptune Street
Replies: 30
Views: 5307

Re: Neptune Street

Find it hard to believe that it was as far back as October since my last post on this thread. Having had the issues with the wiring short and finally cured it, (a basic error) it seemed like time to post an update. Whilst visually it doesn't show a lot of advancement, for me seems like a huge leap f...
by Carl L
Mon May 18, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Rekindle
Replies: 9
Views: 382

Re: Rekindle

Welcome beesabobs. I like you had packed it all away for a few decades before blowing the dust off three or four years ago.

You may have many questions, but there'll always be someone with a helpful answer.

Have fun.
by Carl L
Mon May 18, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Wiring short
Replies: 23
Views: 902

Re: Wiring short

I almost wanted to change the subject title to 'That Eureeka moment!' I did all the checks as per Brian's last post, removed the insulfrog point, no short, put in the temporary link wire as per the diagram with the point out, and again no short. So I decided to lift the next point down as well, also...
by Carl L
Sun May 17, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Wiring short
Replies: 23
Views: 902

Re: Wiring short

Thank you, l've got that now. I have rewired the feeds on the section of track and checked it back to the DCC wire bus to make sure it's correctly wired, which it is. I'm not using the Seeps change-over contacts on the Insulated frog point for any rail feeding. As all the LED's have been removed the...
by Carl L
Sat May 16, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Wiring short
Replies: 23
Views: 902

Re: Wiring short

The only two feeds connected are ones on the left, between the two points, the two on the left are not connected. I deliberately reversed the two feed wires on that short track section and got an immediate short, so I believe that they are wired correctly. With the insulfrog set straight, when the e...