Two signals on Parkstone Goods, One starter and one ground.
The starter was built from a Ratio kit who, now unfortunately use plastic basses and uprights. The one i built was of the Southern Rail built type.....It BROKE after being used at one exhibition, i had attached a servo to it with a "bouncing device" it did not like this.
Come on Peco, can't we go back to the good old white metal ones.
As time is always a problem, i looked at the Dapol one, well they had finally released there lattice type.
I have to say, it looks the part, the only gripe i have is that the arm is far to thick.
Here she is fitted.
|Dapol Home Starter|
The next job is wiring.
4 wires come out from these, Red, Black and Two Yellows.
Red and Black go to your power supply, now, i have heard of issues with these signals or rather the motor. I am running them off a 9V supply, the same supply as used for the Cobalt point motors so, time will tell.
|Dapol Signal wiring|
Parkstone has DCC concepts lever frame switches.
The question arose as to how to wire a Dapol Signal to one of the lever frame switches. Dapol say it should be a push to make switch.
You need the "momentary" switch on the Lever Frame
I contacted DCC concepts on whether this could be done, with in 15 minutes i had a reply from Mick at Dcc concepts and yes it can.
The Two Yellow wires, one goes to the "common" Terminal 2 on the PCB supplied with the switch. The other Yellow wire is split and goes to terminals 1 and 3. Picture below should explain all.
|Wiring Dapol signal to DCC concepts lever frame|