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  1. Hi, thanks yes, I have seen your email. I may have to rethink the way I switch the motors, Ian’s reply in here about treating them as several scissors crossings makes sense to me, I will just have to work through how to do this with the switches I am using.
  2. Thank you Ian, that’s really helpful, makes a whole lot of sense. I had never thought of it like that. So, would you switch 3A and 3B (for example) from one switch? Apologies for the response to your note, but I was away at the weekend without access to rmweb.
  3. Thank you Meil, Appreciated. I did spot this one on my trawl through, there’s quite a lengthy piece in there which to be honest was above my head. The original poster has said he replaced Seep with Cobalt digital, which solved his problem. Im using Cobalt analogue and I still have a problem. Im speaking to DCC Supplies but I dint think they know the answer. Im absolutely sure I’m all wired up correctly, I’ve checked it so many times.
  4. I think that’s my problem , there’s something going wrong with the frog switching but I can’t work out what it is.
  5. Good morning. I apologise in advance if this subject has been covered before, I’ve had a trawl through and whilst there are some questions, I still don’t know what to do. I have installed two single slips and one double slip, all Peco code 75, electrofrog. Easy is fully isolated from the surrounding track with 8 insulated joiners. Although I am using DCC, I am not using it to operate the point motors. I am using Cobalt ip analogue motors (2 motors each individually switched) and have wired them up exactly as recommended by DCC Concepts, including making absolutely sure the frogs are connected to the correct switch. in one direction, I get a perfectly smooth and correct run through the slip. However, with various blade positions, I either get a short as soon as I hit the frog, or in one combination, a complete dead section between the frogs. I have tried swapping the feeds to the motors from the BUS but all this does is move the shorting problem to the other route. I am guessing there is a polarity issue somewhere, but I’ve run out of ideas on how to fix it, electronics and wiring not being my strong point. I can’t believe this is a unique problem as I am using popular components. Swapping the slips out for individual points is not an option due to space, and largely following a prototype track layout. Has any one had this same issue and come up with a solution? thank you in advance.
  6. Thanks for the advice Soony, Tried the first part, still seems to be locked and no red light, so looks like the layout is ok Then tried the second part, seemed to give me the option to change the powercab number, so at a bit of a loss to see where the fault might be, could changing the number be a solution, or is 03 the default? Regards Paul
  7. Martin, thanks. No definitely in the correct socket.
  8. Hi, Hope someone could point me in the right direction. I have an NCE Powercab system which has worked perfectly in the past. I recently purchased a Sound fitted Hornby K1, and it worked fine on a rolling road for a couple of hours. I then tried it on the track, the tender derailed on a set of electrofrog points, and everything went off, i assume because of a short. I tried to start again, plugging the hand set in. This time, the screen lights up with the initial display: NCE PROCAB V1.3 CAB ADDRESS = 03 And there it stops! The red indicator does not come on, and I am unable to move from this screen to select a loco etc. Anyone any ideas what the problem might be, and what i need to do to clear it?
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