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  1. Just goes to prove that you can't please all of the people all of the time! For me. who at 72 still has lots to learn about railways, I found lots of points of interest. I also find that Mr Bell's presentation style is good but of course we have to remember that Producers and directors have a significant say in the finished product. Much as I like cookery, houses and antiques, it is good to see ch5 venturing into railways, bridges and ships etc.
  2. Many thanks for the recommendation, I'm always interested to read new authors. I have always enjoyed the easy reading of Marston, particularly good bed-time reading, so if this is better I shall be delighted. Thank you.
  3. Mine go to a nearby preserved railway who sell them in their shop to raise funds.
  4. Sorry.......my question was as bad as my lack of knowledge. It was the the track power feeds on the SEEP motor to which I was referring. I'm quite happy with the wiring to operate the point motor. Thanks for the comments.
  5. In order to avoid shorts, am I right in thinking that if two point motors are installed facing in opposite directions, then the live and return wires to the motor (electrfrog point) must be reversed on one of them? Naive question perhaps but having a blank MOMENT!! Thanks for help and forbearance!
  6. Exhibition stalls frequently have reasonably good deals on wiring......
  7. Many thanks Pete, some useful information. One continues to live and learn [and enjoy]!!!!
  8. The idea of changing switches resulted from responses to a different thread. I think some of my switches have been damaged through re-use [probably poor soldering skills!]resulting, it seems, in one/some of them being permanently on. So A fresh start with new switches seems a good idea. Thanks for your comments.
  9. I have traditionally used miniature toggle switches but recent experience makes me wonder if it might be better to use the 'Hornby' type switches. I know they are much more expensive but on the basis that you get what you pay for, are they so much better??
  10. I am indebted to JohnB for pointing me in this direction. Managed to to get things working today after much frustration, however after checking 'some' of the points and finding them all to be working, suddenly nothing is working again! I suspect your experience is very valid....there must be some damaged switche causing a short. Yes I have used the switches before so I think renewal of all the switches might be a good idea. May be a useful lesson for others here.
  11. Thank you for that response John. I am using momentary contact switches [as on previous layouts] but you have prompted me to wonder if a soldered connection at a switch is causing it to be continually on..........presumably that would cause a problem, although there is no sound from the point motor indicating an attempt to switch???
  12. I am building a new end to fiddle yard layout. Each board using Peco code 75 with Seep point motors. Each board tested on completion....everything worked before moving to the next board. Saturday came, the day to join it all together. Bated breath!! None of the points will work and being electro-frog, some of the track sections dead. I have checked the point motor wiring from the power supply [Gaugemaster tranformer/controller] via the CDU to the points using a continuity meter and everything looks ok [to me!!] including board to board connections . As I said at the top I am completely baffled! What would you do next?? All help will be appreciated
  13. Hopefully the programme will attract lots of visitors......anoraks and general public alike to this excellent railway!
  14. An excellent series, with something for everyone.....just like the hobby itself. I was impressed with Dick Strawbridge, his 'can do attitude' and willingness to delegate to the expertise within the teams. I suppose those characteristics are to be expected of a senior military officer and have certainly been evident in his 'chateaux' programmes. Congratulations to all concerned!
  15. Christmas Greetings to all the mods who run this excellent Forum and to all the contributors who make the Forum what it is!
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