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by Brian
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Long train trip
Replies: 14
Views: 2453

Re: Long train trip

Yeap, They've moved the bushes onto the train - last carriage :D
Hope you have a super time. Sounds great.
by Brian
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Insulfrog double slip for DC....Yet another how too?
Replies: 17
Views: 4054

Re: Insulfrog double slip for DC....Yet another how too?

No not mine its my clubs. The club was formed in 2012 by myself and five others (now we have over 40 members) and the OO Code 100 layout started to be constructed that same year. The following year is when track was laid onto the baseboards and wired. You can see progress of 'Bysing Wood Junction' a...
by Brian
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Strip LEDs
Replies: 21
Views: 4143

Re: Strip LEDs

Wire like this examples...

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by Brian
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Strip LEDs
Replies: 21
Views: 4143

Re: Strip LEDs

Hi No, do not fit the resistors (various values for differing levels of illumination) at the switches. They need soldering to the Positive pad of a cut up strip, the other end of the resistor to the Positive supply wire. - One resistor per strip to suit. Or try an LED strip without an additional res...
by Brian
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Strip LEDs
Replies: 21
Views: 4143

Re: Strip LEDs

Power supply - Use a Regulated DC power source ideally 12 volt DC rated with at least 1.5Amp or greater output. I buy Warm White strips form China ebay sellers in rolls of 300 LED/strip.. Obtain the non waterproof type. Cut up into 3, 6 or 9 way strips. I often add an additional series resistor too ...
by Brian
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Keeping it clean
Replies: 35
Views: 5713

Re: Keeping it clean

Usually fine flexible wire. You can add one of there too for easier parting of the pair... Example... https://www.expressmodels.co.uk/catalog ... connectors
by Brian
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Insulfrog double slip for DC....Yet another how too?
Replies: 17
Views: 4054

Re: Insulfrog double slip for DC....Yet another how too?

It seems you're correct! Though I dont have one to check. The Peco Insulated frog double slip point is not self isolating. My error! :oops: The last one I installed was on my clubs layout in 2013 and was wired as I showed. But the self isolating was never checked as its turnout directions lead from ...
by Brian
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Insulfrog double slip for DC....Yet another how too?
Replies: 17
Views: 4054

Re: Insulfrog double slip for DC....Yet another how too?

Post removed as information provided re self isolating was incorrect
by Brian
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: Keeping it clean
Replies: 35
Views: 5713

Re: Keeping it clean

If your decoder is pre fitted with SA wires then easy. Otherwise my advice is dont bother, as trying to solder a wire onto a SMD component on the decoders board is fraught with possible problems! SA kits are available from around £3.50 But dont expect these to provide more than a few milliseconds of...
by Brian
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: black 5 loco/ tender connection
Replies: 22
Views: 3732

Re: black 5 loco/ tender connection

Hi Reading you comments I think you're saying the tender to loco connection is by a pin and contact plate on the tender and on the loco are a pair of fingers that rub upwards onto the plate and another pair of fingers that grip around the pin when the two are coupled together. Is this correct? If so...