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by Tricky Dicky
Mon May 03, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: International Shipping Costs?
Replies: 26
Views: 2435

Re: International Shipping Costs?

My largest concern is throwing away my return ticket and making a life in the UK. I grew to love that verdant land when we lived there '66 to '67- like a song I can't get out of my head. A peculiar longing that somehow I belong "there" more than "here." I long to feel British soil under my feet and...
by Tricky Dicky
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Cobalt & Seep PM1 easier fitting
Replies: 5
Views: 2369

Re: Cobalt & Seep PM1 easier fitting

At those prices it is probably cost effective to buy your own 3D printer and make your own. They are flat shapes with a few holes going through that does not require much effort to design.

Richard
by Tricky Dicky
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: All Wiring and Electrical
Topic: Turntable connection. DCC
Replies: 4
Views: 705

Re: Turntable connection. DCC

If you are talking about just powering the tracks on the turntable then a lot depends on what you are going to use the turntable for. For a simple 180 deg turn the polarity in the TT tracks needs to swap that can be done with a split ring and a couple of wipers on the spindle alternatively use a rev...
by Tricky Dicky
Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: "RING" Doorbell - Any good??
Replies: 37
Views: 9048

Re: "RING" Doorbell - Any good??

Personally I would stay away from these "smart" devices and other stuff like them. All videos are collected in the "cloud" and are stored somewhere for others to look at. Similarly "Alexa" and other voice activated smart devices also collect user info. Every voice command entered into such devices ...
by Tricky Dicky
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: "RING" Doorbell - Any good??
Replies: 37
Views: 9048

Re: "RING" Doorbell - Any good??

We have one, a 2nd gen version and we find it excellent. I bought a cheap charger and the requisite wire wound resistor and hard wired mine. It still works off the battery but the charger simply trickle charges it so no battery removal or spare battery required. It’s day & night ability is excellent...
by Tricky Dicky
Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Baseboards
Topic: elevator
Replies: 9
Views: 3059

Re: elevator

I've been permission by management to have the back bedroom its 13 x 9.5 feet and worm / dry , I would like to have a fiddle yard be low it. I've seen Chadwick's helix but at 51inches diameter each their to big , today I've seen online a elevator has anyone got one or how much they are please . If ...
by Tricky Dicky
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: dcc digital
Replies: 46
Views: 10440

Re: dcc digital

I am a big fan of BIGCLIVEDOTCOM on Youtube and he has done a report of some very useful 'copies' of WAGO connectors that WAGO do not even make! https://youtu.be/OP86SxqP7I8 I have found them on eBay and they are currently £5.92 for ten. I think they're described as "generic" terminals. A good sele...
by Tricky Dicky
Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Railway signals
Replies: 18
Views: 3723

Re: Railway signals

New builds tend to have ducts to houses rather than poles, certainly the case at my daughters house, because it is easy to do as part of the build. The odd thing is that the builder installs the ducting on behalf of Openreach and sometimes you see Openreach contracted to do the ducting but no ductin...
by Tricky Dicky
Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: All Wiring and Electrical
Topic: QUICK LOOKUP LED RESISTOR CHART
Replies: 1
Views: 765

QUICK LOOKUP LED RESISTOR CHART

In response to a number of similar posts, the chart below provides a quick lookup of recommended resistor values for a number of popular LEDs at a number of common power supply voltages. The values represented below are based on standard recommended forward voltage (Vf ) for the LEDs shown in brack...
by Tricky Dicky
Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: DCC (Digital)
Topic: dcc digital
Replies: 46
Views: 10440

Re: dcc digital

I suggest you do one loop and get that running correctly then test as you go as you add the other droppers. You will soon spot any potential mistakes and short circuits. Bob When using WAGO’S use the lever clamping type either the older 222 series, shown below https://i.postimg.cc/mh0sfCJw/497-F6-F...