DOGS, Garden Railways, Steam Trains, Jive Dancing,
- 25 Oct 2009
The other option is to rewire the LGB Switch in the Cab which is pretty easily accesible for turning on and off.
Well there is a 3 way slider switch in the cab that turns the motor on and off in different circumstances it switches another function. You will not need it as you will be taking out the main Circuit Board so can desolder all the wires and use it as an On/off switch for your main battery circuit. You will probably need to check out what the pins do (by testing each one with the switch in its different places) with a small meter or other circuit testing device that will then tell you how the switch works. It is double pole so the switch could be used to turn lights on/off with just a single wire if you desired. But they would probably be on all the time the motor was on thus possibly draining the battery.Can you elaborate on how that might go?
That's actually very helpful. Thank you both!Ah! The 'LGB Switch' a weird beastie!!
Actually two totally separate switches in the same package. - Hence the ten wires..
The first six are a DPDT switch, and the last four are a DPST. - But being LGB, it is not that simple!
Position '0' - All off, nothing connected to anything.
Position '1' - First pair (common) connects to second pair.
Position '2' - First pair is now connected to third pair.. Fourth and fifth pair are also now connected to each other.
I did try to draw this out, but got in a mess quite early on..
The above words, plus playing with a meter will show what it does..
Hey Greg.Have you tried to see how it sounds with that small speaker and the steam dome on? Honestly I don't see how you will get much sound. Also it appears that you don't have the back of the speaker isolated from the front. Unless the back of the speaker is sealed, this will limit sound volume and quality drastically.
Either your switch, or charger socket, wiring.. Or, if using Lipo batteries, you have discharged the batteries to far, and your protection circuitry has cut-in..it seems the charger doesnt recognize the battery now.
Yes, I think thats what happened. I checked with my meter this AM and found that no power is flowing through. Ill have to check my wiring....Either your switch, or charger socket, wiring.. Or, if using Lipo batteries, you have discharged the batteries to far, and your protection circuitry has cut-in..
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This looking at rear of charge jack..
+ve Red to Right
-ve Black to Bottom - this wire to your switch/receiver-controller
Left wire, is -ve from battery.
Hey, but:So, it appears I wired the negative lead to the wrong terminal on the jack. I'll have to fix it on Friday....
But, in other news! I took a video of my locomotive running on a short spur inside since the weather's been so bad outside. Then I accidentally deleted from my cell phone... I'm tired. I'll try again tomorrow. Maybe even outside!