- 24 Oct 2009
Kim I think it's just about normal. My old set used to do it, mainly in summer, But you run quite big trains
Thats a lot of amps for lights!! These are the Massoth units with bulbs?Cheers guys, took all the loco's off and left the coaches on, 9 of them - 18 lighting boards - pulls 1.8 amps. I think a lot of coaches are going to get the boards taken out for day time running. On the pus side that'll give me lot's of spares!
Surprised that your displayed amperage is so low. Are you sure that the Navigator displays accurately, especially connected to an LGB central station?Single motors Steve, 2 shorties, 2 moguls with sound & 4 smoking stacks & 18 massoth lighting boards showing between 3.1 and 3.4 amps on the Massoth navigator screen display.
I really do think that a unit rated at 5 amps should run all day at 5 amps when it's out of direct sun and on a cool day.
I think that you can get them for less than that!!Hi Steve,
No point decoders and the transformer is turning out 24v, found the following on a web search, bit pricey but just the job methinks, especially with the filters etc.
Go for any of the W series, e.g. W02 or W10 bridge. These have four leads, one marked +, one - and both the others have an elongated S The first two are the dc output to the motor, if you swap them over the motor will run in reverse, the other two connections are the ac input from the transformer and it doesn't matter which way round they go.I'll do Maplins tomorrow and explore that bridge thingy that Neil's on about, trouble is, last time I asked Maplins for a circuit and the bits to run led's off in me buildings it went 'pop' in about a milli second. As you can guess I'm an electronic numpty! T
Hello Kim,Cheers Pete, Walt. Funnily enough Walt I did that earlier this evening, the base was cool but I raised it off the shelf. The heat is venting through the top vents by convection so I'm thinking of mounting a fan to blow through one of the side slots to vent the heat out of the other side and the top.
One mogul with everything working and 4 coaches is reading out at 1.2 amps Pete, sounds about right to me but I'll put my multi meter into circuit tomorrow and see if it reads the same. A nice big Massoth is the answer really, but I've promised to be a good boy and not spend spend spend.:crying: