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  1. Hornby Dublo DCC

    I think it depends on your layout too, if you are running a lot of shunting operations then DCC is a good choice, the ability to control individual locos is a big positive. DCC sound requires speakers to be added too, lights can be added etc. DCC also works a lot better on modern motors rather than pancakes. Unless you are adding sound, loads of lights and features then a simple 3 function decoded will do the trick. I doubt convertingHornby Dublo to DCC would be worth it, but with modern locos they are set up, designed and take advantage of DCC features. Saying that, you can still run analog locos on a DCC system, the motor does squeel at the high frequency AC from the tracks.
  2. Facebook links

    Hi Tim, I think you are trying to log into the forum via Facebook, this Sync was removed by Facebook after their last hack. I have checked the connection to facebook and have disabled the feature on this forum if it is no longer available for our users and prevent confusion. Phil
  3. Facebook links

    Hi Tim, Where are you trying to upload this link? Thanks, Phil
  4. Matt’s 3D printing workbench...

    Sure will be!
  5. Matt’s 3D printing workbench...

    Looks great matt, Would love to get one myself, so excited to see your results!
  6. THE Christmas show - Manchester 2 & 3 December 2017!

    Amazing, thanks for sharing Jack!
  7. Etruton

    Sounds really good Richard, Suppose use of modular connectors could be used to allow operation of any individual board if it will be difficult to get a chance to connect them all. 3x boards of 3m? Phil
  8. Hi Adam, Had a quick look into this, unfortunately this feature is restricted for security reasons as malicious code can be injected to the site. An alternative is trying [video]URL[/video] tags, this may work in some cases. Sites such as YouTube are automatically detected.
  9. You can try pressing Source, and paste in the embeded HTML.
  10. Sorry for the interruption in service this afternoon, back to normal now.

  11. Sorry, been in Canada for a few weeks and only catching up. Is thata DC or AC Supply? Perf boardlooks OK to me, assuming its a +12V supply (not sure about why its 18V?) TIP120's are either for motor control or higher voltage (eg 12V)
  12. Carl's Train Automation

    What are you using for short circuit detection? Monster amount of current there!
  13. Jack's modern image fleet

    Looks like you had a good day!
  14. Hi, Are the signals & servos DCC? You may be able to run some of these directly from the Arduin if they have a wire for each colour. A transistor could be used for supplying 12V. Philip
  15. Hi, Is the problem around the pins you use for the optoisolator? You get 4 pin versions which are easier to understand. Did you get the same chip as on the drawing? Phil