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NormanQ4

Signature: Murphy's Law: - "Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong." RM Pro with Elink, Win 10

Bio: Originally from Clydebank, Scotland. Lived in Adelaide, South Australia since 1974

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NormanQ4

647 posts

@Chrissaf

DCC Concepts sell pickup wipers that might possibly be suitable to fit, but no guarantee on that. A lot of soldering will be required.

 

I wouldn't recommend using these pickups for carriage lighting since they're quite a short length (6mm) and difficult to set up, either creating too much drag on the wheels or not making contact.

I had them on ten of my carriages and have just recently removed them and replaced them with these.

 

https://www.dccconcepts.com/product/pickup-springs-2-0mm-axles-48-pack/

 

You will of course need to get wheel sets with one non-insulated wheel on each axle or do what I did and bridge over the plastic bush on one wheel with wire glue. (found here)

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Highly-Conductive-Wire-Glue-Paint-for-AC-DC-NO-Soldering-Iron/392060850172?epid=1542383752&hash=item5b48a5cffc&enc=AQADAAAC4FjVrDbVsZ8oH%2F8PNHtt9VX4%2Fw7FZcmMuqsX8uaFEduVpNcXzgOR%2BQ6f8gxLOaIgQJKYDp5qVvDbHfdzVdLisVIqs7S3gzVmYGuu%2BKCTPeSeSuuRqj%2BePpOCrItkJtZ%2F3wdHrnRRtb%2Fxeutw1yrsOwSbI8GnCTp%2BQVyrELTd3hm9PqlykZ8rIpZWgUeu2yYlmx%2FXXdnDMJX%2Fly9HBP44lg%2F4pGCsuvXe3NnOiyBCRBjEr26aVzq4AjHMg%2Bcb26kTLJbarxNQ%2FiG3Y3ISfdirM1OkBIwVCNjpDTNchdhwm%2FKXuLs33SNVgTrObKNsVdy6ja4IWhlisEFTjnWsu4Ur%2FDxkqEMq7xP95NQiKmWas2jbL%2BvXQcRP5LhBRtpum9o6QVt0S1A9vH5ERocpUdd2XoZGiNzHieupDYtAie0iO0GPiDW9EaNuy%2FmZEXpXLST4%2BsZ0NH0vDri4HP9dzNHPlVLCzRdFysYKc60%2B7leEA9kIjBypfgimCW6uiNJByol0BoYcFsMm2sA%2BO6fBd6yXYG%2FrNLw5a1U6RONxEmXIYjwhsg94zVEun8QmEB%2BwZKaKL4NV9vPys%2FWdkst2ffpeoPJFN5hfcGQCXBafIJo4mDz1QUdjTQEmgA2OdngA%2BvQUSX2dGABSXP52DwOfSFX5%2FwhTHI5L0HatUKu5zI7C5iwv%2BSaXVuPRhhZckcwnhGHkN4mdvEXaDBga3UUixw2CqvehHCi%2FwyqItjuUihgC7LW6YjkIkFz%2FX1p43A7cQgjhrCg%2Beu7Gweom%2BRlxLuYeQpvWFvvTNBD2GmsaNgn3CvvSKf%2Be2FXlxOzBEDmobHfpG0NbQ7zc9p5eiNMXUxeYMSccXrhcEQbgrMngmZSsrGDk34j%2BWIIR0TSJ2jSmQSWSQxftjBZicaKeG7eF%2BFcoA3qWU5gvchoagJyuVRy0ft6CZSKVxn2lRiR%2Ffr7dNM45jDdI1h8yAhXcbnhFpHuHMik%3D&checksum=392060850172ea791c56de8045a78db3b89f3a96495f&frcectupt=true

 

I found both the pick up springs and the wire glue excellent and would recommend both.  However soldering to the tab of the very fine wire of the spring was a bit of a challenge.

 

Perhaps Chris or one of the other mods could create a direct link.

Murphy's Law: - "Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong." RM Pro with Elink, Win 10

NormanQ4

647 posts

@Mrjezza31

Hi there, just found this online and feel I should clear this up - although this is a particularly finely printed model, and you are right to consider it to be of Hornby factory origin - this is actually a renumbered 86218, not a renumbered 86235. (Denoted by the white roof) - hope this clears it up a bit! 

 

@Sarahagain

 

I hope they've not been too stressed waiting 16 months for that clarification.

Murphy's Law: - "Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong." RM Pro with Elink, Win 10

NormanQ4

647 posts

Having spent the last ten years of my working life as a building inspector, and many years before that as a carpenter, moving around inside hundreds of truss roofs, I can't see how anyone could freely move around let alone set up a layout among all the struts and ties.

 

It is a popular misconception that lighter framed truss roofs have inadequate strength.  Where strength in conventional roof frames is obtained by using chunkier timbers, equal or greater strength can be obtained by creating a series of triangles within the frame using shorter lengths and smaller gauges of timber.

 

In no circumstance should ANY part of a truss be removed as this will change the whole dynamic of the complete frame where a balance is created by some members being in tension (ties) and others being in compression (struts).

 

Conventional framed roofs lend themselves better to alteration but ceiling joists were not designed to be floor joists and really should not be used as such.  Even though they may look the same, different stress grades of timber may have been used.

 

Any alterations should be carried out by a competent tradesperson.

 

Murphy's Law: - "Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong." RM Pro with Elink, Win 10

NormanQ4

647 posts

I seem to have encountered a whole new issue with this upgrade to 1.70r2.

I carried out the upgrade yesterday and was quite pleased when all went well and I didn’t get any of the problems that others have found.

 

However, that all changed today.

On start up I got the on screen message “setting points” - my points didn’t set so I assumed that the box had been unchecked – not so, the box was checked, so I tried to change the points – nothing happened.

 

All locos and carriages with lights would run on the track until they came to a point or crossing, then they would trip the circuit breaker protecting the track.  It was then that I discovered that the circuit breaker protecting the points and crossings had already been tripped, although I couldn’t find any cause.

 

I was advised back in June last year to install these circuit breakers by DCCconcepts to overcome shorts on points / crossings.   

https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/forum/electrofrog-point-misbehaving/?p=3/#post-253686

 

The only thing that has happened since yesterday is the 1.70r2 upgrade

 

I installed 1.69 but this made no difference.

Murphy's Law: - "Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong." RM Pro with Elink, Win 10

NormanQ4

647 posts

Hi Daren

Here's a YouTube link that seems to be what you are looking for.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOgREf0g1RU

 

I always say "if you don't know how - talk to mister google".

Murphy's Law: - "Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong." RM Pro with Elink, Win 10

NormanQ4

647 posts

Hi Guy

Welcome to the forum.

I don't have a Hornby Jinty but I did have a Triang version in the fifties and the fixing screw was down inside the chimney.

Worth a look?

Murphy's Law: - "Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong." RM Pro with Elink, Win 10

NormanQ4

647 posts

Hi William

Welcome to the forum.

With the loco being DCC ready, all you need do is pull out the blanking plug and push in the decoder.

Before doing this take note where the #1 pin is located.

If the loco doesn't run correctly, just turn the decoder around end for end.

Either of the decoders that you mention will do the job with the sapphire having more features and therefore being more expensive.

In that particular loco you may not need the additional features.

Personally I prefer to use 8-pin direct plug decoders from another manufacturer which do not have a wiring loom attached and therefore are easier to fit inside a loco.

Murphy's Law: - "Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong." RM Pro with Elink, Win 10

NormanQ4

647 posts

Don’t try and join the track when airborne.

Especially if you are skydivingSurprised

Murphy's Law: - "Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong." RM Pro with Elink, Win 10

NormanQ4

647 posts

I used warm white LEDs. for steam era coaches.

Murphy's Law: - "Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong." RM Pro with Elink, Win 10

NormanQ4

647 posts

I think that rugbyboys may have been responding to Eric’s post which I also thought was a little bit blunt due in particular to his use of capital letters.

 

The capital letter use was a bit ironic given that Eric had made this comment Nimby, why are you shouting?  (Typing in upper case is considered to be shouting)” just the day before in the General Discussion forum,  

CORONATION CLASS TENDER MAINTAINENCE.

 

To tell someone that using capital letters is considered shouting and to then use capital letters yourself, well!

 

It could be that rugbyboys also considers that the use of capital letters is shouting and therefore thought that he was being shouted at.

 

Anyway that’s how I read it, I don’t believe that his response was directed at Chris’s as usual thorough and informative post

Murphy's Law: - "Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong." RM Pro with Elink, Win 10

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