AHJAY
Hi

Just a quick heads up that I will be away for a few days - I will be back late on Sunday, with first vist back here probably Monday the 8th. I will try to find time to log in over the next few days if time and wifi allow... but no promises :-)

It is a business trip as always - but with luck I will be able to post a few photos of Dortmund show when I return

Keep the interesting posts coming please!

Regards, Ahjay
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Bunkerbarge
Yes Dad!
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AHJAY
LOL
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Mister Rusty
I know that it's business , but enjoy yourself.
Pete
Bunkerbarge,
I am locked out, hooked up on your last message, this is the only way that l can get into the forum.
Anyone else having issues?
Please check.
Could anyone reading  this, please advise Jazavalley or another admin , thanks
Be careful, in case it's a virus. The message received is:-
The last email that was sent to you was returned as spam by your email provider. Please update your account with a valid email address. Ahjay said  that my details are all in order, correct address and all.
Pete
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Andywp
When you get back, why does my 8-way points decoder (ASD something or other) (all slow motion machines) re-set all the points when it powers up?  But my (ASD something or other else that is presently out of stock everywhere - solenoid thingy type) not do the same. 
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AHJAY
Hi

it doesn't change them of course... What it does is "Exercise" them to re-seat the blades against the stock rail and then leave them where they were.

This is something we initially added to accessory decoders for those who were in larger scale with stiff sprung blades, but we later decided we did not need (we now leave it turned off by default) as Cobalt does NOT relax (wheras other stall motor brands do).

Solenoid motors are not that clever, so we do not do such things with them.

regards
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Andywp
Oh Gosh. I had not noticed that. I kept expecting derailments where stuff was parked over them, but actually have not had any, so now I understand. Cool. 
Thanks Ahjay. 
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Andywp
Is there an easy way of disabling this function? 
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AHJAY
not really... Its not necessary as you have discovered as it only moves the blades slightly then returns them to where they should be. Its not a bad idea to leave it active as - as you have found, it will never cause harm and you never know, one day it may just help ;-).

regards, Ahjay
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