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by IanS
Fri May 20, 2022 4:44 pm
Forum: All Wiring and Electrical
Topic: DPDT to control LEDs to show if track is live
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: DPDT to control LEDs to show if track is live

Thank you for the reply Brian. Most informative.
by IanS
Fri May 20, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: All Wiring and Electrical
Topic: DPDT to control LEDs to show if track is live
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: DPDT to control LEDs to show if track is live

Thank you for your comments. Your understanding of my intentions are correct. For DCC my understanding is that their is a power draw for idle locos and as I hope to have quite a few on the layout sitting 'parked' (aka in storage) the intention is to limit the draw by switching the power off for that...
by IanS
Thu May 19, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: All Wiring and Electrical
Topic: DPDT to control LEDs to show if track is live
Replies: 6
Views: 94

DPDT to control LEDs to show if track is live

https://i.postimg.cc/SYLvDph8/DPDT-control.jpg I wish to control the red and green LED's to show if a track is live. The track would be switched 'on' or 'off' via DPDT on-off-on latching switch. The LEDs would be provided with a separate power feed to the track and would show Green if the switch is...
by IanS
Tue May 10, 2022 4:10 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Add Decoder to old Class 43
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: Add Decoder to old Class 43

The decoders Red and Black wires can be connected either way around. Conventionally the red wire is the right-hand wheel set and the Black wire to the left-hand wheel set. The motor bogie with the soldered on chassis wire may be connected to the left or right wheel side? This is the power car and t...
by IanS
Tue May 10, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Add Decoder to old Class 43
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: Add Decoder to old Class 43

I assume Grey/Orange onto where the spade connectors are and red onto the white cable, but where do I wire the black to? There appears to be an added wire and solder underneath and the other connector is for the bulb. (which we'll probably replace the the RGB board) When I've converted ringfield mo...
by IanS
Mon Apr 04, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Diesels at Crown Point.
Replies: 349
Views: 103664

Re: Diesels at Crown Point.

As always, fantastic photography. The 'backstory' adds to the realism.
by IanS
Mon Apr 04, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: OO gauge turntables
Replies: 9
Views: 558

Re: OO gauge turntables

Whilst they may be reasonably priced in France, I can see no UK stockists. Most listings are for the US when I do a search, with South Africa and Australia spread into the mix.
by IanS
Thu Mar 31, 2022 1:50 pm
Forum: DC
Topic: DC wiring help including droppers and toggles
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: DC wiring help including droppers and toggles

I use AnyRail which comes with a free trial, others prefer different programs. The free trial has a limited number of rail track pieces you can place but there should be enough for the section of the layout you show. I've tried to reproduce your layout section using AnyRail 5 - As you can see I've h...
by IanS
Fri Mar 18, 2022 9:32 am
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 536

Re: Hello

Welcome - remember there is no such thing as a silly question, just one that you don't know the answer to! (Of course it is worth looking to see if it has been asked and answered already recently on the forum :D )
by IanS
Fri Mar 18, 2022 9:30 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Oooops!
Replies: 71
Views: 3501

Re: Oooops!

Steve M wrote: Thu Mar 17, 2022 11:01 pm I could comment on the government strategy Barry, but it would get me excommunicated from the forum.
We all could - let's hope the recovery is quick and a double negative test follows. (Note in this case a double negative doesn't equal a positive!)