M Menu
b 0 Items s

Order by 11:59pm (GMT) on Thursday 17th December for UK Christmas Delivery, or by 14th December for ROW


Chrissaf

Signature: Chris........ Making the wood in the trees visible.

Bio: Retired, but spent my career working in IT and Electronics. So using a PC to control things is what rocks my boat.

All Posts

Chrissaf

12096 posts


Mike,

No problem....just let us know how you get on....if you get your activation issue fixed this weekend...... A little feedback helps.....not everybody does.

Chris........ Making the wood in the trees visible.

Chrissaf

12096 posts


Mike, just for reference. Do not use the BLUE reply button.

 

As you can see above, your last reply has been corrupted and your written text has been caught up inside the yellow box.

 

Instead scroll down to the bottom of the page and put your reply in the big white text box and click the GREEN reply button. It makes it easier for us to follow the thread of the post if we are not constantly re-reading previously written text. As an example, this reply was done using the GREEN button.

 

Don't forget, although Hornby staff may not be working 'out of hours' there is usually many of us here monitoring posts at all times of the day and night. The Australian mob usually make an apperance from about 10PM GMT onwards. So they can usually pick up your plea for help sent at 3 o'clock in the morning (I'm assuming that you're UK based).

Chris........ Making the wood in the trees visible.

Chrissaf

12096 posts


Chances are, if you can't register your activation code, then using the inbuilt report function will probably fail too. Their direct e-mail address if you need it is:

support@rail-master.com they do not publish a telephone number, e-mail support only.

 

Good Luck Mike !!!

Chris........ Making the wood in the trees visible.

Chrissaf

12096 posts


Mike,

 

Unfortunately this is a classic problem reported time and time again on this forum that seems to cause many users issues. 99.9% of the time the 'incorrect password' error report is because the security requirements required for RM to perform this function have not been configured correctly.

 

In the RailMaster program folder (shortcut should be on your Win 7 desktop unless you have moved or deleted it) you will find a file named 'Security.PDF' you need to follow the instructions relating to Windows 7 Anti-Virus and Firewall configuration in this manual. In particular, look at the section on setting up a Railmaster exception in your Firewall.

 

If that fails to cure your issue then have a read through these previous threads on the topic:

https://www.hornby.com/forum/activation/?p=1 note in particular the section on 'Run as Administrator'.

https://www.hornby.com/forum/railmaster-setting-up-and-getting-started/?p=1

With regard to this last link and its recommendation to replace your Anti-Virus with the documented free alternatives. Personally I would treat this with caution and only do it as last resort. Unless of course, you are using McAfee or Norton Anti-Virus as these are known to cause issues for some RM users.

 

Chris........ Making the wood in the trees visible.

Chrissaf

12096 posts


Adam (@ADMIN),

 

Will the R8266 appear on the Hornby website as an orderable item?. Currently searching for R8266 draws a blank.

Chris........ Making the wood in the trees visible.

Chrissaf

12096 posts


That comes from all the practice I had wiring and terminating cables in the comms industry.

 

Seriously though, you can see why I was keen to source a relay that would fit into the holes on copper stripboard.

Chris........ Making the wood in the trees visible.

Chrissaf

12096 posts


I noticed that my latest post containing a picture (I have posted several pictures recently) appeared within 30 seconds of clicking the send button.

 

Was I just exceptionally fortunate that you just happened to be reviewing picture posts at that instant in time.

 

Or have I acheived some form of 'trusted status' where the system auto approves my picture posts because of my posting history. Some other sites I have belonged to have operated such an 'auto approval' feature.

Chris........ Making the wood in the trees visible.

Chrissaf

12096 posts


This ones mine.....

 

Chris........ Making the wood in the trees visible.

Chrissaf

12096 posts


RDS, Good point, well made. I hadn't noticed before but your right, not a peep out of the OP. They say possession is nine tenths of the law. On that basis, I think this thread is now owned by the Captain. At least the Captain has a two way dialogue.

Chris........ Making the wood in the trees visible.

Chrissaf

12096 posts


Captain,

 

Further to my previous reply, some additional information for improved anti-stalling point performance that you are enquiring about, based on Peco electrofrog points.

 

http://www.peco-uk.com/imageselector/Files/Instruction%20sheets/Code%2075%20Concrete%20Sleeper%20Eng.pdf

 

Here is Peco datasheet for an electrofrog. This one happens to be a concrete sleeper code 75 rail version, but it does have a good close up photo of the OPTION 2 modification needed to convert to switched polarity frog working and connectivity to the point motor polarity switch. The mod is the same regardless of the Peco electrofrog point model.

 

On the datasheet photo there are two positions labelled A & B. Position A is where the factory fitted links that need cutting are located. Position B is where optional wire links (HIGHLY recommended) are positioned to improve electrical reliability - these position B links would needed to be soldered in by you as a local pre-installation modification. Note also, the two arrows on the left hand side indicating the position of insulating rail joiners. Do not miss these off, they are essential for correct working. The insulating joiners shown are SL-111 for Code 75 rail. For Code 100 rail you will need SL-11 joiners.

 

Where the point has already been laid and fitted then it is very difficult to perform this mod retrospectively. As said before, it is best performed at time of installation. I have performed this mod on all my Peco SL-E** points, so any further questions do not hesitate to ask.

Chris........ Making the wood in the trees visible.

Forum Rules

  • The Hornby Forum is intended for discussion of all things model railways. Primarily a place for newcomers to ask questions and seek assistance from like-minded individuals, the Hornby Forum offers a user community for all those interested in railways.
  • Discussion of non-Hornby brands is allowed, however, active promotion or advertising of these brands is not permitted.
  • Please keep in mind that the Hornby Forum is a publicly viewable space and you should never post personal information (including email addresses). 
  • While every effort is made to contact you before any censorship, we reserve the right to amend or remove any content without explanation.
  • All customer service enquiries should be directed to Hornby Customer Services.

Useful Links

Forum Guidelines

Membership Restricted Product