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by Rog (RJ)
Thu May 23, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: CDU Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 78

Re: CDU Advice

There is no real limit to the number of point motors because each one only takes power when it is being operated. All the rest are taking no power at all, until you operate them. This assumes you are not using accessory decoders to switch the points. Gaugemaster is supposed to be a good one. The Pec...
by Rog (RJ)
Tue May 21, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Track cleaning
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Track cleaning

Forfarian wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 4:27 pm

I am not sure how you can tell the difference between MS track and NS other than the NS is normally bright finish, but there are plenty of people on here who will know.
Mild steel will be attracted by a magnet, nickel silver won't.
by Rog (RJ)
Mon May 20, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Words fail me!
Replies: 40
Views: 519

Re: Words fail me!

It's over £74000 now.
by Rog (RJ)
Sun May 12, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Not the day I had planned
Replies: 24
Views: 320

Re: Not the day I had planned

Hope you get sorted out ok.

I've got a broken wisdom tooth that needs removing. I've got an appointment for my regular check-up on the 20th. Not looking forwards to it, it's a new dentist that I've not seen before. :?
by Rog (RJ)
Sat May 11, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Wiring 2 points to one switch
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: Wiring 2 points to one switch

Sounds like you need to reverse the black and red wires of one of the point motors, the one that goes the wrong way.
by Rog (RJ)
Sat May 11, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Replies: 34
Views: 2014


I'm please to hear that you have got the job done.
by Rog (RJ)
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Bus wire for point motors
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: Bus wire for point motors

You can use normal passing contact or toggle switches to operate point motors. I would only use DCC accessory decoders if the layout was going to be computer operated. Operating points via the DCC controller is nowhere near as quick and convenient as just operating a toggle switch or passing contact...
by Rog (RJ)
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: insulating joiners
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: insulating joiners

I always file a slight taper with a needle file on the cut ends before fitting any joiners, to remove any burrs and help the joiners to slide on.
by Rog (RJ)
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Any bikers on the forum?...
Replies: 29
Views: 1097

Re: Any bikers on the forum?...

I still have my last bike, a Honda Dream CB400T, which I last rode in 1996. It's been in my garage since then with the intention of getting it running again. A couple of weeks ago, I had to empty my garage while the landlords did some work on the block of garages and the bike is now in my back garde...
by Rog (RJ)
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: On the workbench
Topic: Perishing T9
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: Perishing T9

There is a replacement motor mount available from Peters Spares ... which may be all you need, though it is out of stock ATM.