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1  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Hard wiring decoders and brush caps on: June 24, 2015, 12:06:24 PM
You need a hot soldering iron. The hotter the better. You want to melt the solder as quickly as possible and then take the iron away from the job.
Using low temperature means it takes longer to heat the solder and induction heats up the other parts, causing them to melt.
2  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Fast running of brand new n gauge B1 loco on: March 10, 2013, 09:34:19 AM
The law is different in the UK. You bought the goods from the trader, not the manufacturer, and the trader is liable for any breaches of contract (unless he was acting as the manufacturer's agent).  Wherever goods are bought they must "conform to contract". This means they must be as described, fit for purpose and of satisfactory quality (i.e. not inherently faulty at the time of sale).
It doesn't matter if you bought it in a sale, your rights are still the same unless the defect was pointed out to you before you bought it.
Contact the retailer.
3  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: AC or DC on: March 03, 2013, 02:30:02 PM
How old is your transformer? If very old the wiring inside could be perished and may not be safe to use.
4  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Begin by DCC N scale on: February 12, 2013, 02:21:17 PM
Is there a switch on the powerpack that can be moved from 110v to 230v. France uses 230v AC.
5  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Converting AC Output to DC or Is a Rectifier What I Think it is? on: January 17, 2013, 12:41:11 PM
Brian Lambert has information and diagrams for bridge rectifiers and powering LEDs on the Electrical Bits section of his website.
6  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Dcc wiring issue on: January 17, 2013, 11:54:34 AM
It is not recommended to run DC locos on DCC as the motors may burn out.
Do your DCC locos actually have decoders fitted or were they described as DCC Ready? DCC Ready locos do not have a decoder fitted.
DC power tracks and power clips may be fitted with a capacitor which will interfere with the DCC 'signal'.
7  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Bachmann Dynamis & pro can we get JMRI to hook up to this on: January 09, 2013, 08:00:19 PM
DCC is 22 years old this year, so not that new. There's a new DCC/computer system out this year. Cost around $140.00.
Wonder if Bachmann will follow suit and release their own system, as it's made by their biggest rival in the UK.
8  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: ez command versus dianamis on: January 07, 2013, 12:08:39 PM
It is possible, but not recommended, to run DC locos with some DCC systems. To do so can burn out the motors in the locos, especially when the loco is not moving.
9  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Graham-ferish N Gauge #372-476A engine on: January 03, 2013, 02:48:14 PM
Yes and yes. It has a 6 pin decoder socket. Models11 in the USA have it listed.
10  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: EZ Track PROBLEMS with Turnouts and shorting out on: January 01, 2013, 10:15:27 AM
What I'm saying is that the wheels have either not been put on properly in the factory or they have moved later. You don't need to replace the wheels, but adjust them by pulling or pushing on them carefully to get them to the correct distance apart.
11  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: EZ Track PROBLEMS with Turnouts and shorting out on: December 30, 2012, 01:07:45 PM
Check the back to back distance between the wheels. Should be 7.54 mm.
12  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: EZ command with older engines on: December 30, 2012, 11:32:13 AM
Yes, that's why it's not recommended to run DC locos on a DCC layout, even if the controller allows you to do it.
The motor of a DC loco can burn out very quickly when the loco is stationary.
13  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: HO scale STEPHENSON'S ROCKET ....anyone? on: December 26, 2012, 08:58:21 AM
You'd be very lucky to get Tri-ang/Hornby Rocket for 50.00 these days. Try tripling the price. They might only sell a thousand in the USA, but they'd be very popular in the UK. I model N scale, but I'd buy one.
14  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: dynamis manual understaning it. on: November 29, 2012, 01:41:38 PM
Have you seen the series of videos on YouTube?
15  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Power Supply Compatability on: November 26, 2012, 10:08:59 AM
Yes, it will be fine. The trains use the same 12v DC as US models. It's only the British mains power wallwarts (transformers) that have a different voltage requirement (230v 50hZ). As you will be using the Bachmann 46605A you will not have any problems.
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