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 Posted: Sun Jun 27th, 2021 10:24 pm
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Chubber wrote: Abandon the a.c. output of the various controllers and get some more volts in there. I have habitually used an ex printer power supply, regulated at 18 volts, so however many point motors you are firing at once the unit steps up to the mark. They must stop be available somewhere, as must other regulated P.U s.


As long as the rated voltage of the CDU Caps isn't exceeded. Otherwise expensive noises for a very short time.



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I've been watching this thread and as you're having troubles with your solenoids, I wondered if you'd considered using Tortoise slow motion motors. More outlay at first but they come with two change over switches and are super reliable as well as being gentler on your points. Nine year warranty too.



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Hello Peter.  I actually have some unused tortoise motors bought cheaply secondhand.  They are too deep for the baseboard frames of my current layout.  I'll probably use them on a future layout.
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Ah well, worth a thought.



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Colin W wrote: Chubber wrote: Abandon the a.c. output of the various controllers and get some more volts in there. I have habitually used an ex printer power supply, regulated at 18 volts, so however many point motors you are firing at once the unit steps up to the mark. They must stop be available somewhere, as must other regulated P.U s.


As long as the rated voltage of the CDU Caps isn't exceeded. Otherwise expensive noises for a very short time.


More volts [within reason] means no CDU needed.

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fourtytwo wrote: This problem is quite common in N gauge due to the limited stroke but your OO I think, looking at your layout thread I wonder if it's to do with the extra long operating wire going through the wooden mounting blocks causing a bit of spring back at the end of the stroke.

The minimal contact overlap on N gauge msut be similar to the equally small overlap of the contact wipers on OO Code 75 double slips where the 'loose screw' method saved my sanity years ago [reputedly!]

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