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Re: Points problem

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Yes, done all the wire stuff and they did work both ways before being installed.

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If the wiring is correct, the next most common problem is alignment.
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Shunter wrote: Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:50 pm Wire I used was thinner than his spec so will give it a go.

All new to me.
1) What wire are you using?
2) Are you feeding one motor then linking on to the next?
3) What power supply are you using and what is its output voltage and current?
If linked together plus possibly a low power supply voltage/current and with thin wire or a mix, you will be lucky if they move at all ! :o
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Looks like the transformer/controller was on its last legs so may not have helped. So I'll get another one of those then.
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After fitting the first point motor did you turn the next one the oposite way round.
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Turning a motor will not stop it operating. It will just work in reverse to the opposite motor.
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Brian wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:30 pm Turning a motor will not stop it operating. It will just work in reverse to the opposite motor.
Yes I understood that the problem was both motors went in the same direction. If you turn one roundit will work oposite direction. I thought that was the problem. If he turns one around they no longer work in the same direction.
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Correct. But each time the operating lever or switch etc is operated, one motor will move one way and the other motor moves in the opposite direction!
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Brian wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:39 pm Correct. But each time the operating lever or switch etc is operated, one motor will move one way and the other motor moves in the opposite direction!
That is what I said brian. Correct. :?
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Just to close this one down, the transformer had stopped working for some reason.

By the time I could get hold of a new one, I'd totally re-wired the whole shooting match using EZE-Wire switches/looms and CDU.

Connected up the new power supply and they all worked.

So everything's now wired up and working right round two sides of the room as far as the main station throat.

Hat tip whoever said get a CDU. It really makes a difference - as does having a working transformer.
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