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  1. Anyone planning a large or complex layout may want to purchase a software program like anyrail which lets you plan and design a layout on the screen and makes you aware of whats possible and whats not. The software has all the main tack manufactures and scales to work with and i found it invaluable. Once the track plan was finalized it was exported to another program called trainplayer from which you can add and run train formations to your track plan. This really did show where i had accident black spots and where some form of semi automation was required via a planned signal system.
  2. Nice weathering the fuel tanks look good. How did you apply the cant rail.
  3. Have just finished detailing 2 Hornby class 47 to top and tail my fm blue pullman here is the link if your interested. https://youtu.be/D82ohlATTcE
  4. Thanks for the reply did check the factory fitted frog wire it looked ok will check that again as i know it is fragile. Checked all 4 parts of the frog area with a bulb no power.
  5. Hi can anyone give me some advice with a problem with a electrofrog point have converted approx 40 peco code 75 points operated via cobalt analogue point motors and everything was running fine. Just recently one started playing up it was ok when set to diverge but loco would stall when set straight. Originally thought it was a bad solder connection to the dropper re-soldered and found locos now stall when set to diverge also. Checked power to points and found the frog area has no power, so i suspected the polarity switch on the cobalt was faulty changed the cobalt motor re-checked all connections and have still no power in the frog area.
  6. Yes I think you could use copper tape but my personal view would be it may be a bit fragile. Could you not drill holes in the wood posts for the dropper.
  7. Dcc concepts do working table lamps suitable for pullman coaches.
  8. Thanks for your help on this much appreciated.
  9. Sol that sounds good can you give me a bit more detail thanks.
  10. Do you know if there is a different wiring configuration when wiring points back to back as opposed to stand alone as the stand alone operates without fault.
  11. Hi all have just started installing some cobalt point motors all the points have been modified for dcc electrofrog running and have insulated fish plates fitted, the first left hand point ran perfect when tested, unfortunately the same cant be said for my attempt at a back to back left hand to left hand point. They have been wired for operation via a single switch for tandem movement that works ok the issue is when a loco approaches it shorts out as soon as it is in contact with the point. My concern is i have not wired correctly with regard to the droppers and cobalt i have connected the droppers from both points to the bus and tapped into the droppers and connected to terminals 2 and 3 on the cobalt motor. image 1 with the large choc blocks are the droppers to the points if you look close the smaller red and black wires from the blocks runs to terminals 2 and 3 on the cobalt. Image 2 is where the loco shorts out. Any advice would be appreciated as im starting to scratch my head.
  12. Sorry i know this is an old post, only i was doing a bit of research on a corrupt dcc signal and this post sent the alarm bells ringing , with regard to a rake of lit coaches. My problem is i a have a fairly large DCC layout, power is supplied via a NCE DB5 and SB5 supplying 5 amps each to 2 power districts , i have 2 rakes of hst fitted with coach lighting and one of the rakes has been a bit erratic on certain sections of track including jerky and unresponsive to some commands like horns but when the power car is tested on a rolling road on the program track it runs perfect . Would be interested to hear what your thoughts on this .
  13. Richard thanks for the reply . All contacts between PCB look ok i assume it must be just one of the contacts as i can get the red to illuminate.
  14. Hi all recently noticed one of my Hornby hst directional lighting was not working so removed body shell for closer inspection it's the one with the spring contacts under the cab. On closer inspection all wiring connections look ok . Placing the spring connections on the 3 connections I can get the red rear lights to come on but not the front white so before I do a factory reset on the ESU V4 decoder has anyone got any ideas of a posible fix.
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