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Signature: Rog :-) I don't model anything in particular, I just play trains. Living on the South side of Nottingham. Keep taking the tablets. https://www.modelrailwayforum.co.uk/

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Rog (RJ)

1931 posts

If the leds are 12volt then they will have a resistor built in and can therefore be connected directly to a 12volt supply.

3 volt LEDs will need a resistor to be fitted in series with each one.

 

I don't recommend using the 12volt supply from the Duette as it is not regulated  Far better to use a separate regulated power supply.

Rog :-) I don't model anything in particular, I just play trains. Living on the South side of Nottingham. Keep taking the tablets. https://www.modelrailwayforum.co.uk/

Rog (RJ)

1931 posts

One possibility is the chip has been inserted the wrong way round.

Rog :-) I don't model anything in particular, I just play trains. Living on the South side of Nottingham. Keep taking the tablets. https://www.modelrailwayforum.co.uk/

Rog (RJ)

1931 posts

You may have a build up of dirt on the loco wheels that can be stubborn to remove, needing gentle abrasion from a track rubber (do not use sandpaper, emery or wet & dry etc) or wooden scraper such as a matchstick.  Then use a solvent.  The best solvent is Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) but methylated spirits is a good second choice.  Also clean the track again with IPA or meths on a clean cloth to remove any grease or oil.

Rog :-) I don't model anything in particular, I just play trains. Living on the South side of Nottingham. Keep taking the tablets. https://www.modelrailwayforum.co.uk/

Rog (RJ)

1931 posts

You should find the Hornby track planner useful https://www.hornby.com/media/pdf/Track-Geometry-PDF.pdf

Rog :-) I don't model anything in particular, I just play trains. Living on the South side of Nottingham. Keep taking the tablets. https://www.modelrailwayforum.co.uk/

Rog (RJ)

1931 posts

It's just a matter of getting used to it.  It seems very odd at first but soon becomes normal.  Slow rotation when shunting gives slow speed increases, which is ideal.

Rog :-) I don't model anything in particular, I just play trains. Living on the South side of Nottingham. Keep taking the tablets. https://www.modelrailwayforum.co.uk/

Rog (RJ)

1931 posts

Quote "Use the 'search forum' box (upper right hand side of forum page, just below the 'Add New Topic' box) and use "Wire in Tube" as the search term.

 

On a tablet the search box will probably be near the bottom of the page in the middle.

Rog :-) I don't model anything in particular, I just play trains. Living on the South side of Nottingham. Keep taking the tablets. https://www.modelrailwayforum.co.uk/

Rog (RJ)

1931 posts

@VC

cv 275 needs to switch on cv 282 to a value of 4 this switches on aux 1 

Hi Jane,  I tried  carious CV settings but not really moved it forward so have given up for now.  I will probabtly need to buy a sprog and try readomg the CV's from my computer

Thank you for your advice however

VC

 

If you have an Elite you don't need to buy a Sprig.  The Elite can be used with Decoder Pro instead.

Rog :-) I don't model anything in particular, I just play trains. Living on the South side of Nottingham. Keep taking the tablets. https://www.modelrailwayforum.co.uk/

Rog (RJ)

1931 posts

Remarkable!

Rog :-) I don't model anything in particular, I just play trains. Living on the South side of Nottingham. Keep taking the tablets. https://www.modelrailwayforum.co.uk/

Rog (RJ)

1931 posts

I don't agree with deleting old threads.  Forums are an excellent source of knowledge, some of which can be lost forever if it's not documented. 

 

Locking after a year or so would be my preference.

Rog :-) I don't model anything in particular, I just play trains. Living on the South side of Nottingham. Keep taking the tablets. https://www.modelrailwayforum.co.uk/

Rog (RJ)

1931 posts

I think we've seen something like this before and I think it was due to one bit of CV29 being set incorrectly.  Try reading back CV29 to make sure it contains the correct value.  What controller are you using and what consisting method are you using, eg basic or advanced

Rog :-) I don't model anything in particular, I just play trains. Living on the South side of Nottingham. Keep taking the tablets. https://www.modelrailwayforum.co.uk/

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