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by Rog (RJ)
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: How to alter speeds
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: How to alter speeds

The acceleration and deceleration can be adjusted by CVs 3 & 4. Increasing values make the locos accelerate faster or decelerate more slowly.

Maximum speed can be limited by CV5 if your decoder allows you to control this CV. Some decoders, such as the Hornby R8249 don't.
by Rog (RJ)
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Mini saws
Replies: 18
Views: 350

Re: Mini saws

Walkingthedog wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:17 pm
Nothing wrong with chipboard when used for the correct purpose.
Yes, certainly keeps your hands warm. :D
by Rog (RJ)
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Four Bridges
Replies: 127
Views: 17502

Re: Four Bridges

What do the instructions say?
by Rog (RJ)
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: 3.3v LEDs on DCC locos
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: 3.3v LEDs on DCC locos

Just use a 1K (1000 ohm) resistor, it'll be near enough. If that's a bit too bright use a higher value.
by Rog (RJ)
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DCC80 and NCE PowerCab issues
Replies: 12
Views: 189

Re: DCC80 and NCE PowerCab issues

British Powercabs have been supplied with a number of different power supplies over the years. Mine, bought a couple of years ago, is 13.8Volt at 1.8Amps.

Definitely do not use a supply higher than 15volts.
by Rog (RJ)
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Announcements & Notices
Topic: Happy Christmas and New Year
Replies: 25
Views: 1712

Re: Happy Christmas and New Year

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to one and all. :)
by Rog (RJ)
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Section Switches on DCC
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: Section Switches on DCC

Doing what you are thinking about is fairly common. The changeover switch should ideally have a centre off position to prevent any possibility of the two systems coming into contact as the switch is operated and to isolate the tracks from the controllers for fault finding and suchlike. Remember to r...
by Rog (RJ)
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: PL-10 & PL-10e Pin
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: PL-10 & PL-10e Pin

30mm on the PL-10E as indicated by pink lines.


Parallax error makes it look as though the ruler is not positioned properly but it is
by Rog (RJ)
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: My DCC Journey
Replies: 48
Views: 5657

Re: My DCC Journey

2. "Is it worth the cost of respraying? (spray painting is not one of my skills!)."
Only you can decide if it's worth it for you.

3. I don't do sound but if it was me, I'd wait for the correct sound to become available.
by Rog (RJ)
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Is 20 volt pushing a points motor
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Is 20 volt pushing a points motor

Should be perfectly ok as long as you only power it for a very short period, 1 second or less.