New to electrics - point motors?
Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:02
Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:46
To much conflicting or irrelevant advice
I'm confused then, as grovenor/keith has said above, if Hornby motors are used as designed - with a 16v AC supply, then there should be no need for a CDU as Hornby do not sell one.
So if I use it with the HM2000, where's the problem?
To go back to the beginning.
If I read your original post correctly, your only problem was joining lots of black (ie common return) wires together.
Just wired my first point motor last night and tested it, works perfectly.
For that just use terminal blocks as needed, if you have to many wires to fit in one just link to another, there are not normally more than two or three points close together.
These work fine and you can cut off as many as you need from the strip.
Posted 07 April 2012 - 21:01
Just got another problem now, one of the motors will only switch one way. When I try move it back the other way it just buzzes quietly. I've checked all the connections and even replaced the wire and still doesn't work. Getting really fed up now, to the point of thinking of giving up on it all.
Posted 07 April 2012 - 22:24
Posted 07 April 2012 - 23:53
Posted 08 April 2012 - 00:24
It is one of the trials of our hobby life that sometimes an annoying problem seems impossible to isolate and cure and grows in our minds to become the insuperable hurdle upon which we fall and lose interest totally. Don't despair. Keep trying every little thing in turn until you find the cause and what works to fix it.
Posted 11 April 2012 - 19:22
I've totally lost interest and patience, I'm so annoyed at spending so much getting this far. I should have just stuck all my old trains in a display cabinet and been happy with that.