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by Brian
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: BUS WIRING QUESTION
Replies: 9
Views: 1844

Re: BUS WIRING QUESTION

I have had a CK auto wire stripper for over two years now. Brilliant is the only words, *CK is cheaper in Toolstation as per my link
by Brian
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: POWER TO MY SHED.
Replies: 34
Views: 6656

Re: POWER TO MY SHED.

Hi In the UK you are not permitted to install any services as you're suggesting, unless your a qualified electrician (then the question wouldn't be asked) or you have to pay the local council to approve your plans and than have them come and inspect, test and pass the work. Building regulation part ...
by Brian
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: BUS WIRING QUESTION
Replies: 9
Views: 1844

Re: BUS WIRING QUESTION

Hi Simplest and safest is to use one of these linked below... It pushes the insulation back along the wire so as you can wrap the dropper wire around the bared copper bus wire.. Examples... https://www.screwfix.com/p/magnusson-ratcheting-wire-strippers-8/5175v Or https://www.toolstation.com/ck-autom...
by Brian
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Lighting control panel
Replies: 8
Views: 1894

Re: Lighting control panel

Thank you. I must be going stupid as I don't understand how I get power from the switch to each lamp. Each switch has two end terminals. Select one on each switch and use the same one on all other switches i.e let say the bottom or right tab.. Each switch then has a wire running directly to the lam...
by Brian
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Lighting control panel
Replies: 8
Views: 1894

Re: Lighting control panel

The switches with three terminals are SPDT (Single Pole Double Throw) meaning that both end tabs are On to the middle tab depending on the switches lever position. These switches are sometimes called On-On type. However the good news is they can be used as On-Off switches. To use them in this way wi...
by Brian
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: The Welcome Forum
Topic: Hello from New Zealand!
Replies: 11
Views: 2538

Re: Hello from New Zealand!

Hi Buzzy
Welcome to the forum.
by Brian
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Four Bridges
Replies: 128
Views: 22603

Re: Four Bridges

https://flic.kr/p/RHdcFS You have a serious Wrong Side signalling failure there!!! Proceed aspect (green) leading onto a point set to the turnout direction. The Railway Investigation Branch will be calling later! :D

Love the size you have available. Great work Andy.
by Brian
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Long train trip
Replies: 14
Views: 2529

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: 4180

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: 4334

Re: Strip LEDs

Wire like this examples...

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