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Events/Shows/Exhibitions / Re: NGS AGM
« Last post by free debt man on Today at 12:15:53 pm »
And of course if you reside in Crawley you may be able to offer assistance to the Area Group who are hosting the event. West Sussex group; contact details on the back page of the Newsletter.
 :thankyousign:
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DC Wiring / Re: DC wiring a simple control panel
« Last post by Malc on Today at 12:02:59 pm »
Even using 2 boards, 96 connections is a lot of pluggable choc strips. What I did was use kitchen cupboard hinges so that the panel would swing 180 degrees. That way, the panel didnt need to detach from the framing to get at the back. I crimped O rings on the end of the wires and used chrome nuts and bolts for the studs.
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N Gauge Discussion / Re: Modelmaster/NGS decals
« Last post by RichardBenn on Today at 12:00:55 pm »
I have registered with them, giving my NGS membership number. Does this automatically deduct 25% from any order/s I place?

When I spoke to him I asked about this as I too had previously registered as per the instructions and not had any acknowledgment. He confirmed that the discount had not been applied to my order but he would refund the difference when the order was processed. I got the impression that he had not yet got around to processing the NGS registrations.
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DC Wiring / Re: DC wiring a simple control panel
« Last post by dannyboy on Today at 11:54:13 am »
Your idea sounds okay Mick. My layout is 12' long and comprises two ovals, with 4 sets of sidings and a total of 22 points and two crossovers, (at the moment!), - all Kato Unitrack. There is also a tram track, which will double as a programming track when necessary. Because of space restrictions, I have two control panels split into a 'left' and 'right', i.e. the 'left' board controls the left side of the layout and the 'right' the right hand side. The control boards are mounted under the layout and pull out on runners like a computer shelf. I too have used pluggable terminal strips so the control panels can be detached if necessary. Good luck with it.  :thumbsup:
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DC Wiring / Re: DC wiring a simple control panel
« Last post by ntpntpntp on Today at 11:52:15 am »
I find that for fiddle yards some form of point routing is easier to operate - ie. one button for each fiddle yard line throws all the necessary points in one go.    Less wiring from the control panel, but it does mean you need a diode matrix to actually route the button to all the points that need to be thrown. The diode matrix and the  wiring can all sit locally to the point motors.   You need a reasonably hefty CDU (or I have individual CDUs per point which also means I only need thin low current wiring from the control panel).
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Had to give up reading the first link when I got to the crassly insensitive...

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 maybe someone decided that 5pm was the best time to kill themselves
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Apologies - I didn't register this.

However it is a fact that suicides ("One Under") occur about 27 times a year on the Tube - and hence a regular occurrence , and needing appropriate training ( and a full-time counselling service for the drivers concerned).

You've nothing to apologise for RG. :beers: I'm all too sadly aware of the need to train for 'One Under' incidents. But that one line of Ian's tells me he his an idiot feigning intelligence and so I couldn't read any further. And any words of his that I had read up to that point, suddenly became as worthless and uninteresting as that line.
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N Gauge Discussion / Re: Modelmaster/NGS decals
« Last post by trkilliman on Today at 11:39:12 am »
The replies so far are from people not too impressed with Modelmaster.

Has putting all of our NGS decal stock with Modelmaster resulted in an inferior service to members?
Has the price of the shop decals been increased by Modelmaster?

I have registered with them, giving my NGS membership number. Does this automatically deduct 25% from any order/s I place?

Their website is a bit vague. I am after some bus fleetname decals, namely Crosville, United Welsh and Royal Blue. When these were listed in our shop list it would say e.g 3 pairs of southdown, 3 pairs of royal Blue on one sheet.
Looking at their website it says Crosville, 4.32. Is this now for a pair, 3 pairs, 6 pairs?

It may have been convenient to hand our decal stock over to Modelmaster, but are members getting the same service/deal?

As I have said several times I consider the decals, kits and special commisions to be the Jewel in the Crown of membership. Has one of these Jewels lost it's shine a little?
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Events/Shows/Exhibitions / Re: NGS AGM
« Last post by JBQFC on Today at 11:37:54 am »
this good for about a 10 Minutes walk from home and on my weekend off so double win for me

for those of you coming by train it is about a 10 Minutes walk from the station
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DC Wiring / DC wiring a simple control panel
« Last post by newportnobby on Today at 11:30:00 am »
Im seeking your help again please.

Im thinking I will need 2 control panels for my big layout which has 2 ovals on a lower level running into 4 road fiddle yards. The fiddle yards are comprised of 14 points and there are 6 points at the front of the layout.

The upper level branch line is a bi-directional single line running into a fiddle yard comprising of 11 points and there are 16 in the scenic section of it.

From what I can gather the wires required to run into a control panel are purely the wires from the A and B soldering points on the Seep PM1s which are then soldered to the studs either side of the points on the diagram.
So my thinking is that 47 points x 2 wires is a bit much for one panel and therefore a panel for each level would be better.
I will be using pluggable terminal strip so the control panel can be detached from the baseboard framing if needed.

What does the team think please?
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Had to give up reading the first link when I got to the crassly insensitive...

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 maybe someone decided that 5pm was the best time to kill themselves
...

Apologies - I didn't register this.

However it is a fact that suicides ("One Under") occur about 27 times a year on the Tube - and hence a regular occurrence , and needing appropriate training ( and a full-time counselling service for the drivers concerned).
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