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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.

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Chrissaf

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Are you by chance using a Hornby Select controller and if so what firmware revision is it. The very first number to appear briefly on screen when the Select powers up.

 

If it is not a Select, it is always useful to know what brand / model of controller you are using as it may have a bearing on your issue.

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Chrissaf

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This link will take you to the page shown below after clicking the HO Scale (HOn3) listing. Note the yellow highlight then listing the Hudson, you will need to check directly with the supplier that the loaded 'Soundscape files' are relevant to the Hudson, the linked TSU 2200 product page is not clear.

 

https://soundtraxx.com/reference/decoder-selector

 

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Chrissaf

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Look in the 'small ads' in any Model Rail magazine and there are loads of companies that will buy previously used model railways etc, as long as they are in good saleable condition.

 

Just to be aware, you can't sell on this forum.

 

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Chrissaf

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If M.R is correct and it is the later R.065 then look at Service Sheets:

 

Service Sheet 91 (Main Loco)

Service Sheet 98 (Type 2 Ringfield)

or

Service Sheet 104 (Type 3 Ringfield mid/late 1977)

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Chrissaf

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This is the correct forum for this question.

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Chrissaf

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Is such a thing available?

 

You are looking for a righthand point with a 505mm radius.

 

Not from Hornby.

R8072 / 73 Radius 438mm

R8077 / 78 Radius 852mm

 

Not from PECO either (just checked).

PECO point radius are 438mm, 914mm, 1524mm

PECO SL-91 comes close at 610mm, but technically 438mm is closer in mm but tighter.

 

You could check out other Hornby compatible makes .... Bachmann points for example. But I suspect that they will be same or similar.

 

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Chrissaf

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Since Rob never mentioned what he retitled your post to. Your post moved to here:

https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/forum/advice-requested-about-different-coupling-types-on-old-rolling-stock/?p=1

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

Chrissaf

11541 posts


TIP: As a newbie poster on the forum, just be aware that the 'Blue Button with the White Arrow' is not a 'Reply to this post' button. If you want to reply to any of the posts, scroll down and write your reply in the reply text box at the bottom of the page and click the Green 'Reply' button.

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See also – further TIPs on how to get the best user experience from this forum.

https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/forum/tips-on-using-the-forum/

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

Chrissaf

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I assume you mean the power connection to the track.

 

If your layout is going to be DC Analogue controlled, then you need either the R8206 power track OR the R602 power clip.

 

If your layout is going to be DCC Digital controlled either now or as a future upgrade then you need to use the R8241 or R8242 power connecting products.

 

R8206

 

R602

 

TIP: As a newbie poster on the forum, just be aware that the 'Blue Button with the White Arrow' is not a 'Reply to this post' button. If you want to reply to any of the posts, scroll down and write your reply in the reply text box at the bottom of the page and click the Green 'Reply' button.

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See also – further TIPs on how to get the best user experience from this forum.

https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/forum/tips-on-using-the-forum/

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Chrissaf

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For the common return for the point motors I would suggest 32/0.2mm as the optimum and 24/0.2mm as the minimum. For the switching wires [which I think you are terming as feeders] then I would suggest 24/0.2mm wire as the optimum and 16/0.2mm wire as the minimum.

 

The XX/0.2mm naming format is where XX represents the number of individual strands, with each strand having a diameter of 0.2mm.

 

In this application it is better to describe your wiring in this XX/0.2mm format rather than AMP carrying capacity. The reason being that a wire that can carry 1.5 or 3 amps can in essence be far thinner than the XX/0.2mm recommendations. Solenoid point motors can draw instantaneous spike peak currents up to 4 to 6 amps. The XX/0.2mm wires can pass these peak spike currents with minimal voltage drops, particularly if longer route run lengths are involved. Although thinner wires will more than likely work, the recommendations are derived from practical experience observations to give the most robust point motor operation in all conditions, particularly if using lower voltage power sources than recommended.

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