O Double Slip

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  1. Keith M

    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    There's an old kids joke about a frog in a blender Paul.......What goes from green to red in 3 seconds???? A frog in a blender!
    Be assured that no frogs were harmed in fitting the Tam Valley frog juicers!:avatar:
    Keith.
     
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  2. Colin_W

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    Just picked up on this guys and I'm wondering about the pin outs on the switches. Most 3 pin switches have a common in the centre like this:-
    Toggle switch.JPG
    The Peco PL33 has a common at one end like this:-

    PL33 switch.JPG
    Just wondering if it has caused any confusion as to get two faulty switches is unusual.
    Col
     
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  3. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    That was my assumption when I first looked at the switches on the slip. I forgot the micro switch is wired differently. On looking closely Tony had got them wired right. I removed or uncoupled all the wiring to the slip and re-connected them exactly as Tony had done and as they should be wired and still we had shorts, it was only after removing the micro switch and connecting a double throw switch in place the short was cured. We still had the other end wired via the micro switch but by this time I had to leave but Tony replaced the micro after I had left and that did the trick. Now I can only surmise that the micros were faulty in manufacture or somehow in wiring them up they shorted out, anyway all's good now,and Tony has a functioning (very nice) layout!!

    Cheers, Pete.
     
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  4. Colin_W

    Colin_W Full Member

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    That must have really put your head through the wringer Pete and a great relief for Tony to know he had it right to start with.
    Regards
    Col :tophat::tophat:
     
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  5. Tony Hubbard

    Tony Hubbard Full Member

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    Thank you all for the replies. I am at a loss to wonder why both microswitches played up and I am not convinced they both were faulty , I am not an electrician so I have to go with what works. I have saved the switches for further investigation. I have now tested the slip using my DC controller and have ran my Beyer Garett through it.
    Jakesdad13 did me a massive favour and I will always be grateful . He has transformed my MPD.

    Tony Hubbard.
     
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  6. Barnaby

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    A bit late in the day but here is my Peco wiring dia
     

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  7. Tony Hubbard

    Tony Hubbard Full Member

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    This is my Beyer Garrett , It runs through my double slip really well.
    Decided to run it today as a mate wants to buy it off of me.

    Tony Hubbard
     

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  8. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Happily making models Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    Very nice, I have the LNER version to build at some point. Is that from a JM kit?
     
  9. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Very nice loco.

    What was that dear - you're going to get what if I buy one .......... :avatar: - reading between the line I don't think i'm getting one, not even Santa dare cross the boss :avatar:

    Paul
     
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  10. Tony Hubbard

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    Paul , Yes that is a JM kit. I didn`t make it . Twin motors and the reversing gear has been left off as you cannot remove the body if it is attached.

    Tony.
     
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