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by Carl L
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Stalling on Electrofrog points
Replies: 13
Views: 143

Re: Stalling on Electrofrog points

Time to check things out.

Thanks for the helpful replies.
by Carl L
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Stalling on Electrofrog points
Replies: 13
Views: 143

Re: Stalling on Electrofrog points

Appreciate all the comments and advice. I had a sneaky feeling some time ago that I might need a multi meter or voltmeter. Another learning curve to negotiate.
by Carl L
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Stalling on Electrofrog points
Replies: 13
Views: 143

Re: Stalling on Electrofrog points

Brian Re: 'I think the clue lies in the fact that Seep PM1 motors have been used. :o :o These motors need to be 100% in line with the point above. I suspect the Seep PM1 motor may need to be moved very slightly to the left or right slightly to ensure the "F" contact makes correctly to the "D" or "E"...
by Carl L
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Stalling on Electrofrog points
Replies: 13
Views: 143

Re: Stalling on Electrofrog points

Sorry forgot to add that the layout is DCC.

WTD - I'll check the levelness of the points (perhaps not tonight it's a bit cold out there to venture out!)

Steve - yes the Seep pm's are throwing points.
by Carl L
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Stalling on Electrofrog points
Replies: 13
Views: 143

Stalling on Electrofrog points

I have installed Peco code 100 electrofrog points on Neptune Street; points have been modified as per the 'switchable frog option' instructions on the rear of the packaging, the two wires from the switch blades to the rails leading to the frog cut and each blade linked to the respective outer rail, ...
by Carl L
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Sleeper painting?
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Sleeper painting?

Appreciate the replies, many thanks.
by Carl L
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Sleeper painting?
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Sleeper painting?

Does anyone have any views on painting sleepers to get rid of the slightly plastic look, prior to ballasting? Or does the ballasting process sort this?

I seem to have memories, somewhat distant, of doing this as a teenager. Maybe a misspent youth hood!
by Carl L
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Aliborough from a hill
Replies: 25
Views: 236

Re: Aliborough from a hill

Spot on, thank you. And with your description; 'It is steam and early diesel 1950's 60's with any loco of that period that I like. Two circuits with goods sidings, engine sheds and a turntable. No station, I only run goods trains', you mirror my intention with Neptune Street, or I should say I mirro...
by Carl L
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Aliborough from a hill
Replies: 25
Views: 236

Re: Aliborough from a hill

Excellent layout, something to aspire to.

Without being greedy would like to see closer images of the various sections.
by Carl L
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: My layout
Replies: 22
Views: 1304

Re: My layout

Well impressed, someone after my own heart, a long continuous run and ample sidings. Is that 3 circuits to get round the layout?

Being at a similar stage I'll be interested to see how the ballasting comes along.

As others have said, look forward to more images.