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by Brian
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: New project
Replies: 27
Views: 932

Re: New project

Are we all looking at the same track plan?? I cant see any diagonal tracks on the plan in the link of post#1?? http://s386633784.websitehome.co.uk/bpmrc/layoutD.shtml EDIT.... Now I see what your referencing the small inset plan not the main one in green!!! Yes agree a reverse loop is present in the...
by Brian
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: New project
Replies: 27
Views: 932

Re: New project

Have I missed something? I can't see any reason for a short circuit? It is basically two continuous loops with sidings off both loops and several cross-over points. If Insulated frog points are used there shouldn't be any problems. However, I think I would fit two IRJs between the inner loops top po...
by Brian
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Track diagram conventions.
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: Track diagram conventions.

Hi I use triangles on all my plans where the wires from the controller are not shown.. Feed = Red or other colour where indicating a switched feed (Isolating section ect) and Black as the return. This can be common return or individual returns. I also use red and black feed triangles on DCC wiring. ...
by Brian
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Ballast
Replies: 20
Views: 2284

Re: Ballast

Puddles wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:34 am
Does any one else leave ballast unglued ?
Goodness No. Unless you want to replace some or all of your locos sooner than necessary! :o
by Brian
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 00 gauge for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: 00 gauge for sale

Prices or a guide/good idea of what you're looking for may help purchasers.
by Brian
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: davidvenn71
Replies: 17
Views: 511

Re: davidvenn71

Welcome to the Forum
Ask away and I'm sure there will be plenty of help offered.
by Brian
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Must have taken a wrong turn.
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Must have taken a wrong turn.

Walkingthedog wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:07 pm
Rail trip across Australia was interesting. Said 'be rocked to sleep on the train' in the brochure, I reckon some of the track was laid by a troop of gibbons.
Did you travel on the Ghan? Just watched it on TV with Michael Portillo.
by Brian
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: OO 4mm/ft, EM & S4/P4
Topic: wheel quartering
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: wheel quartering

What exactly do you need? Quartering is that one wheel has its drive hole/pin at the top while the opposite sides wheel drive pin is 90 degrees ahead (or behind) that. Ahead or behind will depend on loco! Normally the right hand side leads the left side by [approx] 90 degrees Only adjust one wheel t...
by Brian
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: point motor capacitor
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: point motor capacitor

Generally there should be two terminals marked as Input or 16V AC etc and two more marked as Output or + and - (Plus and minus). Sometimes marked on the underside! You need ideally a 15 to 16 volt AC power supply at around 1.0 Amp connected directly to the two input terminals. It wont matter which w...
by Brian
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 8 pin blanking plug
Replies: 10
Views: 430

Re: 8 pin blanking plug

Ian

I have an 8 pin one in front of me right now. P.M. your address and I'll send it to you.