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Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat.

Post by Tiggie » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:37 am

For me it means I sweat my bollocks off more than usual at work! :crybaby: :crybaby:
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Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat.

Post by XTreme » Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:06 pm

mojobanana wrote:
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Morning.

I see we're having a heatwave...that mean the bike comes out, doesn't it?
What's the temps?

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Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat.

Post by NeilM » Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:15 pm

28 deg.
2 bloody 8 deg in Yorkshire !!!!

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Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat.

Post by Tiggie » Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:15 pm

So probably a bit cold for you :lol:
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Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat.

Post by XTreme » Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:19 pm

28? :lol:

In August we had 14 days when temps were 40+......don't think it went below 36 on any of the others.

That was hard!

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Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat.

Post by XTreme » Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:20 pm

Tiggie wrote:
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So probably a bit cold for you :lol:
I'd need a jumper for sure.

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Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat.

Post by mojobanana » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:17 pm

XTreme wrote:
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What's the temps?
If you'd asked me before lunch I'd have said early 20s. Right now it feels like it's heading towards the 30s.

Just had to move the bike in the garden. It didn't want to start so pulled the throttle a bit. When it caught it shot to 9000 revs and gave me a surprise.

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Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat.

Post by XTreme » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:55 pm

Meanwhile in Spain......in this province......we have a big black panther on the loose!

"It was very black, very long and with the eyes of a cat".

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Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat.

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:42 pm

150920.jpg
OK - it's not much to look at, but it's the first time I've laid track and wired solenoid points, and at least it works. There was a bit of a moment when I realised there was a short circuit but that turned out to be me moving the points manually which buggered up the electronic switching. Once I wired the points switches back in and operated electrically that sorted it all out.

The next step is to lay the inner loop and sidings, then start recreating the old local line that carried passengers and freight. I've found some salt hoppers from the local salt mine for that.
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Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat.

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Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
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OK - it's not much to look at, but it's the first time I've laid track and wired solenoid points, and at least it works. There was a bit of a moment when I realised there was a short circuit but that turned out to be me moving the points manually which buggered up the electronic switching. Once I wired the points switches back in and operated electrically that sorted it all out.

The next step is to lay the inner loop and sidings, then start recreating the old local line that carried passengers and freight. I've found some salt hoppers from the local salt mine for that.
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Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat.

Post by XTreme » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:59 pm

Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
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OK - it's not much to look at, but it's the first time I've laid track and wired solenoid points

What are solenoid points MB?

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Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat.

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:25 pm

XTreme wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:59 pm
Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:42 pm
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OK - it's not much to look at, but it's the first time I've laid track and wired solenoid points

What are solenoid points MB?
Points that are operated by a solenoid motor situated under the board.
150920 2.jpg
The solenoid both moves the points across and switches the polarity of the back end of the points (for some reason called a frog - so I have electric frogs which sounds quite cool). Doing it that way just means the loco has a more constant power supply so runs better across points.

Actually when you see the wiring I realise why I'd got a short circuit. I didn't know how the switching works but it's more simple than I thought. On the solenoid the red wire and black wire should be the other way round as it clearly shunts power to whichever side the solenoid is triggered. I assumed it was more complicated so I'd wired the solenoid to a wiring diagram rather than the actual layout of my track. You live and learn.
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Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat.

Post by XTreme » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:44 pm

Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:25 pm
XTreme wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:59 pm
Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:42 pm
150920.jpg

OK - it's not much to look at, but it's the first time I've laid track and wired solenoid points

What are solenoid points MB?
Points that are operated by a solenoid motor situated under the board.

150920 2.jpg

The solenoid both moves the points across and switches the polarity of the back end of the points (for some reason called a frog - so I have electric frogs which sounds quite cool). Doing it that way just means the loco has a more constant power supply so runs better across points.

Actually when you see the wiring I realise why I'd got a short circuit. I didn't know how the switching works but it's more simple than I thought. On the solenoid the red wire and black wire should be the other way round as it clearly shunts power to whichever side the solenoid is triggered. I assumed it was more complicated so I'd wired the solenoid to a wiring diagram rather than the actual layout of my track. You live and learn.
So you don't manually switch points now?

Is this one of those layouts where you control it via PC?

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Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat.

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:04 pm

XTreme wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:44 pm
Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:25 pm
XTreme wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:59 pm



What are solenoid points MB?
Points that are operated by a solenoid motor situated under the board.

150920 2.jpg

The solenoid both moves the points across and switches the polarity of the back end of the points (for some reason called a frog - so I have electric frogs which sounds quite cool). Doing it that way just means the loco has a more constant power supply so runs better across points.

Actually when you see the wiring I realise why I'd got a short circuit. I didn't know how the switching works but it's more simple than I thought. On the solenoid the red wire and black wire should be the other way round as it clearly shunts power to whichever side the solenoid is triggered. I assumed it was more complicated so I'd wired the solenoid to a wiring diagram rather than the actual layout of my track. You live and learn.
So you don't manually switch points now?

Is this one of those layouts where you control it via PC?

You can opt for manual points but I just fancied the challenge of doing it by solenoids. I've stuck with old fashioned analogue control as the pc control systems look too complicated for a small layout. All I need is direction and speed. I took a serious look at the DCC systems but the cost would be much higher and I don't need the level of options.
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Re: Good Morning Good Night and General Chat.

Post by Six30 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:23 pm

ive got some model railway stuff in my loft i think , i know i sold some or most of the engines, not sure what ive got up there, i can look if any one is interested .
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