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by Ron S
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: SpeedWagon?
Replies: 15
Views: 1392

Re: SpeedWagon?

In one man band layouts I guess no real value but in multi people operated layouts ( as I do here in Aust), having some permanent speed detection units - not necessarily the type as per the first post but units like this http://railwaykits.net/MRSDP.htm and having speed restrictions on the layout he...
by Ron S
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: SpeedWagon?
Replies: 15
Views: 1392

Re: SpeedWagon?

brian1951 wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:45 pm
Why you spend £40 to find out how fast train is going ?.
With DCC & double heading, it helps to program CV's or even set a maximum speed

Though model speeds of say 30mph may look fast to some & slow to others
by Ron S
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Atlas 60 degree crossover.
Replies: 16
Views: 844

Re: Atlas 60 degree crossover.

Found a Code 100 60 Degree crossing
https://www.australianmodeller.com.au/c ... ossing-60d
by Ron S
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Atlas 60 degree crossover.
Replies: 16
Views: 844

Re: Atlas 60 degree crossover.

I wouldn't use a dremel as that make take too much out but a hacksaw blade will do the trick. 60 & 90 degree crossings not used to my knowledge in the UK or Australia railways but a lot in USA so that is why Atlas make them & Peco does a 90degre in the Code 83 for the USA market and of course the de...
by Ron S
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Atlas 60 degree crossover.
Replies: 16
Views: 844

Re: Atlas 60 degree crossover.

e. Now that I have laid some track, rolling stock does not go over it very smoothly and I do not think it is going to be solution that I originally hoped for. I need to find another 60 degree crossover solution if at all possible. Help !!! OK, a couple of questions 1. is the rolling stock back to b...
by Ron S
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Points in a row.
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: Points in a row.

The 2nd diagram by RAF96 is the better one of the two IMO and if the real railways use that concept, why not use in the model form?
by Ron S
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Points in a row.
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: Points in a row.

by Ron S
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Are prices going up?
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: Are prices going up?

With manufacturing costs going up in China where most of the models are made, retail costs will also go up so profit margin remains the same.
In fact, all costs are going up whether we like it or not !
by Ron S
Sun May 03, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Live Frog Fault
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Live Frog Fault

There are connections underneath that connect blades to wing rails & the frog rails and it seems the frog rails are now not connected. Just have to run a wire from one of the frog rails to one of the blades.
by Ron S
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: CURVED POINTS
Replies: 18
Views: 2799

Re: CURVED POINTS

Why not ask them ?
I would guess that they would say. "Setrack is for those who run trains at a bit of speed & not slow running so Insulfrog works OK at speed."
Even Hornby turnouts are Insulfrog.