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by Carl L
Wed May 13, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Wiring short
Replies: 23
Views: 1223

Wiring short

I've been using lockdown to progress the installation of all the point motors (pm's) on Neptune Street's good yard, 10 in total. The two images show an overview of the points in the yard and the two points providing the entrance into the yard from the goods loop. https://i.postimg.cc/gX0Bbh0p/IMG-39...
by Carl L
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: CURVED POINTS
Replies: 18
Views: 2793

Re: CURVED POINTS

A question I wish I'd asked before installing a Peco set-track curved point in a shed yard area due to a lack of space. I note Brian's comments.

Bachmann A2, K3 and crab will simply not run through the point, all derail. I can only get a class 20 to negotiate it. I wish I'd never installed it.
by Carl L
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Montgreenan
Replies: 102
Views: 16973

Re: Montgreenan

Richard, It looks excellent, the undergrowth at this end in particular. The trees are equally stunning, very natural, are they yours? Can you share your technique? I'll be interested to see the Kytes lights, I keep looking at theirs and Layouts4U, I particularly like the latter's ladderless yard lam...
by Carl L
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Electrofrog point issue
Replies: 4
Views: 554

Re: Electrofrog point issue

All sorted; as advised, I swapped the D & E wires on all 4 point motors. Fortunately all 4 were facing the same way.

Thank you.

Regards

Carl
by Carl L
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Electrofrog point issue
Replies: 4
Views: 554

Re: Electrofrog point issue

Brian,

many thanks for the advice.

Yes, insulated rail joiners are fitted as described. I feel it's a night of testing.

Regards

Carl
by Carl L
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Electrofrog point issue
Replies: 4
Views: 554

Electrofrog point issue

https://i.postimg.cc/xqpwK5Z0/IMG-2794.jpg I have installed Peco code 100 electrofrog points on Neptune Street; points have been modified as per the 'switchable frog option' instructions on the rear of the packaging, the two wires from the switch blades to the rails leading to the frog cut and each...
by Carl L
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Stalling on Electrofrog points
Replies: 13
Views: 1366

Re: Stalling on Electrofrog points

Time to check things out.

Thanks for the helpful replies.
by Carl L
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Stalling on Electrofrog points
Replies: 13
Views: 1366

Re: Stalling on Electrofrog points

Appreciate all the comments and advice. I had a sneaky feeling some time ago that I might need a multi meter or voltmeter. Another learning curve to negotiate.
by Carl L
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Stalling on Electrofrog points
Replies: 13
Views: 1366

Re: Stalling on Electrofrog points

Brian Re: 'I think the clue lies in the fact that Seep PM1 motors have been used. :o :o These motors need to be 100% in line with the point above. I suspect the Seep PM1 motor may need to be moved very slightly to the left or right slightly to ensure the "F" contact makes correctly to the "D" or "E"...
by Carl L
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Stalling on Electrofrog points
Replies: 13
Views: 1366

Re: Stalling on Electrofrog points

Sorry forgot to add that the layout is DCC.

WTD - I'll check the levelness of the points (perhaps not tonight it's a bit cold out there to venture out!)

Steve - yes the Seep pm's are throwing points.