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by dtb
Sat May 11, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Wiring 2 points to one switch
Replies: 5
Views: 92

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. Thanks Rog that seems to have sorted the issue, Why would I need to reverse on this set of points but not the other? @MG I would have no chance at doing that, I can't even manage a s...
by dtb
Sat May 11, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Wiring 2 points to one switch
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Wiring 2 points to one switch

Please can anyone point me to a wiring diagram for wiring 2 peco pl11 surface mount point motors to one switch. I have successfully wired 1 set for a loop but I am having issues with the other that I am unable to get them to work in conjunction with each other. When one opens the loop the other one ...
by dtb
Sat May 04, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Bus wire for point motors
Replies: 14
Views: 392

Re: Bus wire for point motors

Thanks Brian Really appreciate your advice, my electrics knowledge isn't great, but as you start to get involved in things it seems to fall in place. I have a requirement for some under baseboard motors so I can use your link on wiring though I still may end up asking where to solder the wires :D On...
by dtb
Sat May 04, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Cold today
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: Cold today

we had some frost here just outside Buxton around 0530 hrs and the same biting wind making it a very chilly day, the sun is shining though :D
by dtb
Sat May 04, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Bus wire for point motors
Replies: 14
Views: 392

Re: Bus wire for point motors

Hi all An update on my wiring and I have another question, I have successfully wired two PL11 above board side mounted points motors via the CDU to a single toggle switch and all is working great. Though not without issue because it didn't work the first time when connecting using the guideline from...
by dtb
Wed May 01, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Bus wire for point motors
Replies: 14
Views: 392

Re: Bus wire for point motors

Thanks for the advice and on the wire size Brain.

I already have a CDU from 'blocksignalling' so I shall go and try not to burn anything out! :shock:
by dtb
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Bus wire for point motors
Replies: 14
Views: 392

Re: Bus wire for point motors

Looks like it's best to stay with the toggle switch operation at the moment, right better dig the loco wishlist from the bin. :D

Cheers for the advice chaps.
by dtb
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Bus wire for point motors
Replies: 14
Views: 392

Re: Bus wire for point motors

Ok, just checked out accessory decoders, I had better stop buying loco's and start saving! I assume an accessory decoder with 4 outputs will power 4 sets of points, so with 35+ points this could get expensive. So for now I will run a common bus as WTD says and go from there. Thanks for the info chaps.
by dtb
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Bus wire for point motors
Replies: 14
Views: 392

Bus wire for point motors

Hi As the title states can it be done using a bus wire to feed points around the layout? I will be adding some more point motors soon and it occurred to me should it be necessary to run individual wiring for each set of motors back to the switch panel. For now they will be powered by 16v AC I have t...
by dtb
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: insulating joiners
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: insulating joiners

I have a round 35 peco streamline electrofrog points on my layout and have found sometimes they can a tight fit and on some not fitting at all unless I make a small cut in the sleeper that holds the rails