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  1. Thanks Paul. I will be wiring each led to a F0 to give full control. Only one rear red at each end as per the prototype. Mainly second mans side but maybe an odd one drivers side. I’ve seen plenty of loco movements with reds on and head lights too but no head code illumination. I don’t plan on too many changes once operating so might just stick with individual F buttons.
  2. Thanks Paul. Somehow knew you’d have the answers. Will go with the common positives then and a resister on each. It’s initially for a batch of class 50 with your sound project and I’d like to standardise all my locos to the same. I’d like individual control of headlight, head code box, cab light and tail lights hence I went with Zimo and adaplu in the first place. Is it still ok to wire a couple of LED’s to the common positive and just have a different FO control them?? Say rear reds with one resister value and the whites/yellows on the other with another resister value. Im modelli
  3. Thanks for the reply. Definitely got the 1.5v version. So maybe it’s worth wiring to the common positives and including a resister then.
  4. Afternoon people. I’m looking for some help please, regarding wiring a Zimo ADAPLU board. Ive settled on Zimo MX645 plux 22 decoders and rewiring my locos to use ADAPLU break out boards so that i can have multiple options with lighting. Having read and re read the instructions I’m struggling to know how to wire the lights in and if i need resistors. I think i need to wire the F outputs and use the low voltage pads rather than the comman positives. This would in my head mean no resistors required!!!! With this done I can then mess with the mapping to try and get control over rear lights on/off
  5. I love those BOC tankers. They look so at home on Farkham. Always loved seeing this layout at exhibitions.
  6. Can’t wait to see this develop. Only seen the layout once at Stoke mandeville some years ago, but wow guy just wow. I’ve got 25 ARC pta’s and a Dapol DCC sound 59 on order if you need a spare operator in the future
  7. Nigel your a genius. Cv8 to 3 equals lights in F3. Thank you so much.
  8. Yeah thanks RFS but I’ve turned every single F on and off and nothing works for interior. I’m sure it’s something to do with the susi logic of the Zimo chip.
  9. Thanks for that. I did see about cv8 on another thread for locos so as I couldn’t find it in the function only instructions haven’t tried it yet. If nothing else is suggested that will be next to try. Thanks
  10. Afternoon all. Making the most of Kernow selling off some damaged box 4TC units, I’ve finally got my self a unit. I’m DCC so purchased a Zimo MX686 to fit. Having fitted the chip, I can’t get my interior lights working. So I read all the posts I can find on here and tried turning the susi off to normal operation by setting cv124 bit 7 to 1. Still nothing. Am I right in thinking I should be using F9 to operate the interior lights, because I’ve turned all 28 functions on my lens handset to on and still no joy. F0 turns head ode lights on and off and F1 and F2 turn individual ends off so
  11. Surly its time we had a decent etching that would better represent the class 50 Louvre. The PHD design is a bit crude for my liking, not being any better than the Hornby offering.. I have in the past cast the Lima 50 Louvres but I’m not happy with the look personally. I’d love to be able to design a fine etch that could be fitted with a few different designs to vary the position of the louvres. Designed to sit in the opening not behind it, much more prototypically. Ive looked at cad programs but they’re all out of my price range.
  12. This is brilliant and something I’ve long thought about. I have two 4tc mjt sides which I intend to do 4rep/4tc combo. Where did you start with buffet coaches as I’ve not been able to find a rep kit/conversion. I look forward to seeing how it turns out.
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    Laira P4

    Nice to see the layout at scalefour today, but even better to see some of your collection of 50's. Sorry I didn't introduce myself I get rather shy. I was the bald chap whilst Guy was there. Anyway some truly superb modelling and I dip my hat to you and your achievements. Just wondered why 32 was the only loco with full radiator. Is it a hard job or is it on the to do list. Either way all those vacs were awesome and have truly inspired me to get on with my own projects. Thanks Mark
  14. Would greatly appreciate it. Thanks
  15. Excellent news, glad to see her back down here. Do we know roughly what time she'll be running?
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