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1  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Help Needed in Wiring Simple HO Train Crossing !! on: October 30, 2017, 06:51:30 PM
Hello
Retested everything with the voltage meter and tried to attach pictures with no success. Picture would of helped.

•   Running DC
•   Using a Spectrum Magnum power supply, the power supply it tested at 15.31v.
•   The power supply is connected EZ track and the connection tested at 15.31v.
•   The spur line where I am trying to connect the train crossing lights tested at 15.31v
•   All voltage testing is being done without trains running.
•   The train crossing light is attached to the rails using Atlas feeder jointers.
•   Below is the URL’s where I purchased the lights and resistors.
•   https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-x-HO-Scale-Railroad-crossing-signal-light-one-target-flashing-red-led-/152218105741?hash=item2370e7f78d
•   Resistors that came with the lights
•   https://www.ebay.com/itm/10-x-1K-ohm-Resistors-HO-N-scale-led-street-Lights-Lamp-Posts-12V-16V-use-/152013048083?hash=item2364af0913
•   Wiring instructions
•   http://stores.ebay.com/WEHONEST/Instructions-of-my-model-lampposts.html
•   Voltage of feeder jointers befor resistor 15.31v after resistor zero.
This is the best way to show the set up I have with out using pictures
Thank you for your help.
Alez
2  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Help Needed in Wiring Simple HO Train Crossing !! on: October 29, 2017, 09:57:57 PM
I dugout the voltage meter and I have 14v going from the track up to the resistor and still the light crossing will not go on.
After the resistor the votage is zero. But hooked up to 9v battery the light blinks.
I must be missing something.
Alez
3  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Help Needed in Wiring Simple HO Train Crossing !! on: October 27, 2017, 01:50:40 PM
No. I’m running DC.
Alez
4  Discussion Boards / HO / Help Needed in Wiring Simple HO Train Crossing !! on: October 26, 2017, 11:00:12 AM
Wiring Simple HO Scale Train Crossing Lights
This is my first attempt to wire lights to my HO scale EZ track layout. I purchased some nice simple crossing lights to operate when the power is turn on to the spur line in my layout. The lights also included a resistor. The first thing I did was soldered the resistor to the black wire of the crossing lights then I cut two extension (20 gauge) wires. Soldered one end to the red wire and the other to the end of the resistor. Next, to test the light, I got a 9V battery and attached the black wire the negative end the battery and the red wire to the positive. Success, the crossing light started to blink red, exactly what I wanted.
But when I attached the light to my spur line rails and turned on the power switch the train moved but the crossing light did not go on. I also reversed the light wires with the same result.
All I want is the crossing lights to blink red when the power is switch on to the spur line or passing track to remind me that the switch is on and for effect.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks Alez
5  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / AC accessories wired to DC on: September 14, 2017, 12:46:01 PM
Newbie to wiring DC track.

Can you wire a AC light directly to a spur line if the power to the track is
only on when the track is in use. I'm trying to use the light as a reminder
to show if the tracks power is on or off.
If there is a better way please advise.

Thanks for your help
6  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Ez track turnout - spur line on: September 03, 2017, 09:51:16 PM
New to DC HO Track wiring.

I have two spur lines with metal frog turnouts, both are going to be used for parking locomotives in my layout.
 
How do I wire a #4 EZ track turnout with a metal frog to work as a spur lane to park trains? Huh?
Is the wiring different from a turnout with a plastic frog?

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks 
7  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Easiest was to strip small gauge wire on: August 24, 2017, 09:50:05 AM
Newbie to wiring
Hello
I have to extend the the green wire from my ez track turnout but I am having trouble stripping the small gauge green switch wires.
That is the best way to strip these small gauge wires.
Any thoughts would be helpful.

Alez
8  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Extending ez track turnout wiring on: August 19, 2017, 02:35:06 PM
Len or anyone
Will telephone cable work just a will as 16-3 cable?
Alez
9  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Extending ez track turnout wiring on: August 19, 2017, 06:28:19 AM
Len
That's a good idea I will check it out.
Thanks
Alez
10  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Extending ez track turnout wiring on: August 18, 2017, 03:23:16 PM
Hello Len
Is this 3-conductor exstension cord the same as telephone wire.
Axle
11  Discussion Boards / HO / Removing Decals on: May 12, 2016, 11:35:20 PM
What is the best way to remove factory installed decals from locomotives and other box cars. Thanks
12  Discussion Boards / HO / Attaching EZTrack on: March 24, 2016, 06:56:14 PM
Hello
I want to attach Bachmann ez track to plywood and would like to use screws. Could anyone tell me what type and size of screws I need and were I might order them over the Internet.

Thanks for your help.
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