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 Posted: Sun Mar 5th, 2017 11:01 pm
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thanks Doug

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 Posted: Sun Mar 5th, 2017 11:18 pm
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Currently working with limited resources, hard drive decided to play up when I did a partition to run Linux. At the moment I am running Linux off a disc, so getting to learn it in a hurry until I can access my Windoze again.
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 Posted: Wed Mar 22nd, 2017 07:54 am
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Well, here is the storage sidings wired up.
The front track is the programming track....code 100 in case I am asked to sort some old loco with pizza cutter wheels. :>;)

PC mostly back to normal after the glitch.  Lost of few recent photos etc.

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 Posted: Thu Mar 30th, 2017 05:48 am
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Today I did something I swore I would never do.
I connected a point to be operated by my DCC system.
There is only one point that is not easy to access so rather than have another p/s and build another CDU and panel I decided to give a decoder version a go.

The unit is a Cobalt ADS-2fx from DCC concepts.
It is basically a decoder, CDU and twin output device all powered and controlled from the DCC bus.
It really did save a lot of effort, I wired  it on the bench to the Peco point motor then attached the 3 wires needed to the layout when installed.
It almost programs itself, just had to select an address (I used 1) while the switch for the output I selected was thrown to the 'set' position, then throw it back to the 'run' position to use.
Simples!
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 Posted: Thu Mar 30th, 2017 05:51 am
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Here it is on the layout awaiting cover from the signal box for the point motor and another structure for the decoder.
I'll have to work out what to do for the rest of the day now :>;)

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 Posted: Thu Mar 30th, 2017 07:05 am
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Hi Bob,Are you surviving the Debbie fallout - Glen Innes just got a mention on the national news??



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 Posted: Thu Mar 30th, 2017 08:04 am
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Hi John, yes all OK here. I think it is going to be a bit of a fizzer for us thankfully with just some minor flooding. Not so good down the coast.

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 Posted: Sat Apr 1st, 2017 09:54 am
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Robert.......Would I be right in saying that there is a  PMG wire stripper on the work bench?.........Peter.



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 Posted: Sat Apr 1st, 2017 11:53 pm
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Yes Peter, and I guard it with a shotgun, never out of sight :>)

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Morning Bob, that wire you are using for the Peco point motor looks close to the wire I use for my point motors,, what do you use for  track bus wiring, bough 7 colours out of red, where to get wire from.
I went mad and  bought what  hook up wire heavy duty they had  24/00.20mm what I am using for the buss wiring, not much left.
Nice morning here., slight nip in the air .
Tony.





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