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by Bandit Mick
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Oh dear ..... an electrofrog conundrum
Replies: 21
Views: 189

Re: Oh dear ..... an electrofrog conundrum

Thanks - don’t think I’ll use them again. I do lay track carefully and seem to get first time great results with insulfrog. Once painted and ballasted they seem to take on a decent appearance and the sprung clips almost disappear. This weekend I’ll see what happens when I remove the clips - just out...
by Bandit Mick
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Oh dear ..... an electrofrog conundrum
Replies: 21
Views: 189

Re: Oh dear ..... an electrofrog conundrum

Being unable to solve my electrofrog points problem I invested in 2 insulfrog points today. I wired them up, added some very unobtrusive point clips (expensive bits of wire) and fired up my micro layout. All my locos including my peckett (speed step 2) crawled over the points - no stuttering and no ...
by Bandit Mick
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Oh dear ..... an electrofrog conundrum
Replies: 21
Views: 189

Re: Oh dear ..... an electrofrog conundrum

Thanks - but it seems strange that both points show the same problem. Interestingly, whenever I attend an exhibition it always seems that any running problems are based around points. Bl***y things!
by Bandit Mick
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Oh dear ..... an electrofrog conundrum
Replies: 21
Views: 189

Re: Oh dear ..... an electrofrog conundrum

I assume so because locos run perfectly when the point is set straight on but they stall when the point is set to the curve. When set to the curve the locos run neither forwards or backwards through the frog. However the fiddle yard point is perfect in any direction. I wonder if pinning the points d...
by Bandit Mick
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Oh dear ..... an electrofrog conundrum
Replies: 21
Views: 189

Re: Oh dear ..... an electrofrog conundrum

Finished work earlier than expected so looked at my points problem again - please see earlier posts. As before, the point in my fiddle yard is fine - even my 0-4-0 peckett crawls through at speed step 3 when the point is set either way. However on the scenic section both my peckett and pannier tank ...
by Bandit Mick
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Oh dear ..... an electrofrog conundrum
Replies: 21
Views: 189

Re: Oh dear ..... an electrofrog conundrum

Thanks again Brian. Will do further investigation next weekend. Unfortunately can’t do so in the week as I work very long hours. The positive is only 8 days to go then I’m retired if I want to be. Roll on!
by Bandit Mick
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Oh dear ..... an electrofrog conundrum
Replies: 21
Views: 189

Re: Oh dear ..... an electrofrog conundrum

Just using the switch rails to feed power as with my insulfrogs. Have droppers on the approach rails and my locos are modern Hornby and Bachmann. Wanted to keep wiring as simple as poss - been to so many exhibitions where despite all manner of electrickery many exhibitors still seem to have to inter...
by Bandit Mick
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Oh dear ..... an electrofrog conundrum
Replies: 21
Views: 189

Re: Oh dear ..... an electrofrog conundrum

Thank you Brian - I’ll check another day when I come back to the layout rejuvenated and with fresh eyes. As I said previously, it’s just been one of those days.
PS My points are fresh out of the box.
by Bandit Mick
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Oh dear ..... an electrofrog conundrum
Replies: 21
Views: 189

Oh dear ..... an electrofrog conundrum

It’s just not my day! Following my soldering disaster I finished the wiring and fired up my new layout. Power to every bit of track but 2 points are playing up. When set to straight ahead they are fine but when switched to the curved exit the locos stop on the frog. When pushed past they run again. ...
by Bandit Mick
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Help - my soldering iron tips are black!
Replies: 20
Views: 87

Re: Help - my soldering iron tips are black!

Finished soldering with my one remaining tip - for O gauge I think so needed a steady hand. Did not push the iron So far into the stand and had no problem with the tip. You live and learn I suppose.