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Offline LAandNQFan

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Re: New Member and Newbie needing advice
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2018, 11:34:10 pm »
The plan is looking good.
My experience of Hattons is good, but you will find thirty threads which mention them if you use the search facility: always plenty of opinions on the forum!
Have you asked for advice about wiring three-way points in DC? I've not tried them, but have used a double-slip successfully if you need help.
I too am "old school" in control systems (to George's disgust!) and love getting the tangle of wires neat and tidy.....
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Re: New Member and Newbie needing advice
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2018, 08:45:26 am »
 :stop: You're just scaring me :worried:

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Re: New Member and Newbie needing advice
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2018, 10:17:38 am »
To misquote Lady M: "Screw your courage choc-blocks to the sticking place and you'll not fail short-circuit!"
Do I remember you saying that it was about time you got down to some wiring?
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Re: New Member and Newbie needing advice
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2018, 12:50:53 pm »
To misquote Lady M: "Screw your courage choc-blocks to the sticking place and you'll not fail short-circuit!"
Do I remember you saying that it was about time you got down to some wiring?

Ah yes, the Scottish play.
It's about time I got down to a lot of things, but many of them will run in a sequence so (with my poor old bones/joints) I have to wait for some days a bit warmer than at present :cold:

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Re: New Member and Newbie needing advice
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2018, 02:59:34 pm »
Oh my god, my head just exploded looking at the wiring. The ex electrician in me just said “Nooooooo....” !
That must be nightmare to trouble shoot
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Re: New Member and Newbie needing advice
« Reply #20 on: Yesterday at 05:14:09 pm »
I didn't mean to hijack your thread, Fastpud!  Very few things have gone wrong with the wiring, and the multimeter quickly sorted both out.  It is logical, honest, and I look forward to seeing your tidiness as a example to me of what should be done!
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Re: New Member and Newbie needing advice
« Reply #21 on: Yesterday at 05:26:18 pm »
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Oh my god, my head just exploded looking at the wiring. The ex electrician in me just said “Nooooooo...
come on now dont lie ,im also an ex sparky and most of my wiring is a quick bodge that i know is safe'ish but would condem if i saw  it outside my flat,and every other  sparky i know is the same

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Re: New Member and Newbie needing advice
« Reply #22 on: Yesterday at 06:03:32 pm »
As there are no Peco Code 55 suppliers here in Ireland,I have to order in. Was planning to use Hattons, does any one have experience of them? Are they competitive price wise and what is the service like?

Have used Hattons and they've been fine, but often I use Track Shack (IoM). Excellent fast service and good pricing. I first experienced them with orders for G scale track and now use them for N too.
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Re: New Member and Newbie needing advice
« Reply #23 on: Yesterday at 08:58:09 pm »
I didn't mean to hijack your thread, Fastpud!  Very few things have gone wrong with the wiring, and the multimeter quickly sorted both out.  It is logical, honest, and I look forward to seeing your tidiness as a example to me of what should be done!
Hey, hope I didn’t offend - newbie mistake. I may have set my self up, now I will have to follow through...  :)

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Re: New Member and Newbie needing advice
« Reply #24 on: Yesterday at 11:42:53 pm »
No offence - I know it looks a bit excessive, but I blame the loops needed for it to hinge through 180.
I'll wait for yours - the proof of the fastpudding is in the (n)eat(en)ing!
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