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by Ron S
Sat May 04, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: track cleaning
Replies: 38
Views: 1462

Re: track cleaning

The Wahl Hair clipper oil has been used by modelers in the USA from the late 1950's if reading Model Railroader & Railroad Model Craftsman is anything to go by. Once the rail head, etc cleaned by a good rubber like Roco/Flieschmann after painting rail & ballasting, a few drops of Wahl oil is spread ...
by Ron S
Thu May 02, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: track cleaning
Replies: 38
Views: 1462

Re: track cleaning

Like many things, everyone has their preferred method. I've used Lionel Strange's method of using Wahl Hair Clipper Oil. Cheap and supremely effective. https://i.postimg.cc/CdgzGJZ0/Wahls-003.jpg And I have used that Oil for years - regularly running means I don't have to clean track, etc for 12 mo...
by Ron S
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Re-using cobalt analogue point motors
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Re-using cobalt analogue point motors

Richard, so you have read on a multimeter 18v going in to the CDU, what is coming out ?
by Ron S
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Re-using cobalt analogue point motors
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Re-using cobalt analogue point motors

Removing Peco springs is NOT an essential with slow action motors like Tortoise/Cobalt but by removing them,lets them move the tiebar & blades slowly instead of a click. That said, springs can be re-instated if the turnout is going to be used with solenoids but certainly reuse the Cobalts, I see no ...
by Ron S
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Wiring aspect lights
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Wiring aspect lights

By what your saying the operating switch will change the aspects, the actual point moving doesn't? All that proves is the operating switch has been moved not the actual point. Far better to prove the point or the point motor has actually moved one way or the other. :o My method would be to use a mi...
by Ron S
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Help!
Replies: 9
Views: 1224

Re: Help!

Turnouts by solenoids, etc can be electrically interlocked so once you set one path thru the diamond, the other turnout motor is isolated.
Manual operation & using a slide switch with wire in tube, then the slide switch contacts can do the frog switching.
by Ron S
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: CDU
Replies: 12
Views: 1472

Re: CDU

Agree Brian I fell over when my mate showed me it & told me the price- knowing a bit about CDU's I could have made one a lot cheaper but not as flash looking. This one has two outputs of 22v each and can be in series for when one wants to throw 4-5 solenoids at the dame time when using a diode matri...
by Ron S
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: CDU
Replies: 12
Views: 1472

Re: CDU

I have seen this one in use- very effective but not cheap
https://www.dccconcepts.com/product/pow ... igh-power/
by Ron S
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Peco points spring install
Replies: 22
Views: 2570

Re: Peco points spring install

Walkingthedog wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:32 pm
I’m rapidly approaching 70, 5 month to be exact. :D
you are a bit younger than me then 8-) I am also rapidly approaching two years short of 80

Peco springs - the new code 100 are a pain, underneath so hopefully they never pack up once all ballasted!!!
by Ron S
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: Best curved points?
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: Best curved points?

Peco still make Code 100 large radius curved points. I have used the Code 75 plus a couple of Tillig curved code 83 to get the radius I need. Just have to lightly file the join between 75 & 83 - easy to do.