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by Goingdownslow
Sun Jul 25, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: DCC 8 pin decoders
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: DCC 8 pin decoders

Don't worry about the glowing firebox in the Princess, it runs straight from the pickups.
by Goingdownslow
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Loco only runs in one direction, and at full speed.
Replies: 9
Views: 450

Re: Loco only runs in one direction, and at full speed.

On my Coal Tank I had to remove a fixing screw from the pcb that was contacting the bottom of the decoder.
I did this before running it so I don't know it's effect.
by Goingdownslow
Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Announcements & Notices
Topic: REDUTEX
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Re: REDUTEX

Is that price for one sheet or a pack?
by Goingdownslow
Mon Jul 05, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Reasonably priced track
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: Reasonably priced track

I find Hattons prices for PECO Streamline to be competitive.
I wouldn't waste money on other brands.
by Goingdownslow
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Cobalt & Seep PM1 easier fitting
Replies: 5
Views: 2549

Re: Cobalt & Seep PM1 easier fitting

The one for the Seep only has a rotational adjustment whereas a lateral adjustment would have been better to be able centralise the switch, which can be done anyway by just elongating the fixing holes in the Seep and costs nothing. Edit: Just looked at the Cobalt and that only has rotational adjustm...
by Goingdownslow
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: New Loco not working on programming track
Replies: 33
Views: 7615

Re: New Loco not working on programming track

Am I right in thinking that the program track programs any/all locos on the track, and programming on the main only programs the addressed loco regardless of other locos on the track?
by Goingdownslow
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: All Wiring and Electrical
Topic: Double Slip Troubles
Replies: 10
Views: 3422

Re: Double Slip Troubles

RSR Engineer wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:34 pm And where's Peco's Electrofrog code 100 double slip, by the way?
Cheers,
Artur
I should imagine the Insulfrog and Electrofrog range will all become Unifrog when tooling is next updated.
by Goingdownslow
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: All Wiring and Electrical
Topic: Double Slip Troubles
Replies: 10
Views: 3422

Re: Double Slip Troubles

File the V rails to make a new crossing nose.
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by Goingdownslow
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: All Wiring and Electrical
Topic: Double Slip Troubles
Replies: 10
Views: 3422

Re: Double Slip Troubles

Why not go the whole hog and convert them to live frog. I have done it with all my code 100 slips.
Remove old V rails.
Remove old V rails.
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Cut away the old plastic crossing nose.
File new rail to shape
File new rail to shape
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Solder crossing nose then cut to length.
Solder crossing nose then cut to length.
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by Goingdownslow
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: All Wiring and Electrical
Topic: Double Slip Troubles
Replies: 10
Views: 3422

Re: Double Slip Troubles

The insulfrog slip does not require polarity switching as it is non isolating. By just feeding the outside rails all routes are powered with correct polarity. Your wiring to the V rails will cause a short unless you remove all the links underneath and as the slip does not rely on switchblade contact...