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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1740 on: April 17, 2018, 10:43:05 am »
Looking forward to a test session and hopefully reliable running.

You and me both, Chris. I've banged on about electrofrogs so often and need some back up and evidence :D

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1741 on: April 17, 2018, 10:57:11 am »
Chin up, Chris. I have Code 80 electros exclusively on my layout.

No probs, (almost)  :D :beers:
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1742 on: April 17, 2018, 11:17:12 pm »
I have not had time tonight to do the soldering but I have dismantled the layout to enable me to pull out the fiddle yard from under the eaves enough so I can do the soldering. Hopefully tomorrow the soldering should now be a lot easier and should not take too long, especially has the points have been pre-tinned. I intend to connect the wires to the frogs ready for when I get another hex juicer.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1743 on: April 18, 2018, 10:14:02 pm »
Tonight I soldered all the feeds that required fixing but I seem to have a problem with the cable connection from the control box. I used a 25 D connector plus a smaller 15 connector for points 13/14/ and 15, I am only using 6 wires in the small connector but it seems to have built a resistance on some of the pins. I tried wangling them around a bit and ended up re- soldering some of the wires to the pins after they came loose. Unfortunately the main point not working is crucial for operation of the fiddle yard, ie No 15 on the right side. 13 seems to work ok and 14 is intermittent. It is of course possible the wire inside the cable has become loose or broken,so tomorrow I might make up a  6 lead cable to check everything works, bypassing that cable. I have a multi meter so I can check for  continuity on the cable.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1744 on: Yesterday at 09:30:11 am »
Sounds like a touch of fault-finding practice.  :thumbsup:
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1745 on: Yesterday at 09:16:56 pm »
Well tonight some more fun testing and a bit more wiring, I forgot to solder the frog wires with messing with the non functioning point motors. Here is my trusty test meter, not sure how old it is, I have a digital one somewhere but not sure where it is. In Laurences smashing fault finding tutorial I am sure someone mentioned Tandy/Radio Shack, well that's where mine came from and it still works. I now also have another Hexjuicer I can wire up, thanks Laurence.


Guess what, its warm in this loft.....he...he you can't win.

forgot the pic.....
« Last Edit: Yesterday at 09:20:53 pm by lil chris, Reason: added pic »
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1746 on: Yesterday at 11:40:47 pm »
Well tonight things have gone well, all frogs are soldered and the wires connected to the hex juicer, feeds also added to the juicer. The problem with the cable and connector seems to have resolved itself,I left it overnight after soaking with switch cleaner. I have realised the probable cause of the problem, the connector was behind the facia board so the plug was not fully connecting even with the two screw up tight. At the moment they are plugged together but hanging loosely under the board. I am reluctant to unplug them at the moment for in case it stops working again but I do need to have them fitted correctly to avoid having a problem with hanging wires which might get snagged on something. A few pics, the second shows soldering the wire to the frog after drilling a small hole between the V.



Yes I know the tip needs cleaning now after melting some plastic.....


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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1747 on: Today at 07:44:48 am »
Nice picture of slodering the frog dropper.  Also one of the hex juicer.
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Laurence

 

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