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by AustralianLMS
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Help!
Replies: 9
Views: 2606

Re: Help!

Thanks for your reply Brian .... I have modified my diagram. I understood that I needed an insulated joiner where the red or black (was green) rails connected to the frogs (in yellow). My question is more related to the problem of wiring the xing frogs when connected to the two points. If I connect ...
by AustralianLMS
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Help!
Replies: 9
Views: 2606

Help!

I have just complicated my wiring because I introduced a crossing into my plan. I have drawn a rough diagram (attached) to try and figure out all the options. If the two points are straight / straight then the Xing does not come into play. If one of the points is turned then the crossing frogs (and ...
by AustralianLMS
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: What makes a good layout?
Replies: 33
Views: 8814

Re: What makes a good layout?

Montfort wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:15 pm
yelrow wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:05 pm
I spend more time constructing, than playing trains
Me too ! :lol:

Yes! It is about the journey not, the destination.
by AustralianLMS
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: What makes a good layout?
Replies: 33
Views: 8814

Re: What makes a good layout?

Good track laying.
Slow trains.
Scenery details.
And a seamless blend from scenery to back board.
by AustralianLMS
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: 00 Gauge short shunting/through layout
Replies: 6
Views: 1842

Re: 00 Gauge short shunting/through layout

Using a RH point instead of a Y will straighten out that back stretch. It should also give you better spacing between the main lines. As well as shortening the distance between the back RH point and the double slip. You want the back RH point and the three way point to be as close to the edge of bas...
by AustralianLMS
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Small industrial layout
Replies: 17
Views: 4087

Re: Small industrial layout

Things are moving along steadily, This is my current version. It is a little more interesting than the previous. I have most of the components and I have started building a few key buildings for pre track laying measurements. I will start a new thread in "Layouts", once I have a name and are beyond ...
by AustralianLMS
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Wiring electro frog points.
Replies: 6
Views: 1429

Re: Wiring electro frog points.

I bought a couple of micro switches yesterday. They will work perfectly.

Thanks RJ .... Yes I figured that the (c) was the common. As for the other two terminals I might get a small light to test the circuits. And Yes I see the NC and NO on the switch.
by AustralianLMS
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Wiring electro frog points.
Replies: 6
Views: 1429

Re: Wiring electro frog points.

OK ....... So it looks to me that micro switches have two settings with a one of these being a spring loaded default. It looks to me like the three contacts on the switch are one common and two options to complete two different circuits. ....... That will work. Thanks, and once again sorry for the t...
by AustralianLMS
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Wiring electro frog points.
Replies: 6
Views: 1429

Re: Wiring electro frog points.

Thanks Brian, Yes I figured that the soldering was to be on the non moving part of the switch rail. "WIT" ? Connecting a micro switch to the point switching rods is an interesting idea. ....... Thanks ...... I will need to think about this for a bit. I need to find a switch that has a throw that is ...
by AustralianLMS
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Wiring electro frog points.
Replies: 6
Views: 1429

Wiring electro frog points.

I get how to wire electrofrog points (well sort of) I plan on cutting the electrical connection from the "moving rails" and the frog, and then solder wires from the "moving rails" to the main rails. The result will be both "moving rails" will permanently have the same polarity as the outer rails the...