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Offline ocram63_uk  
#1 Posted : 09 August 2019 19:11:06(UTC)
ocram63_uk

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Joined: 07/01/2015(UTC)
Posts: 202
Location: England, Suffolk
Good evening everybody, in my goodies box I have found 2 x 7188 and 1 x 7044
I checked them and the 7188 work, although lazily, with the lights working correctly.
I checked the 7044 and it works, although, lazily but the light bulbs are missing.

They are quite old, the grey plastic casings are a bit warped.

I'm also missing the 3 base plates, they might have been stolen in 2017 with all the other train stuff.

I've seen that if I place the bottom of the signal on the tracks the lights work, which is good.

QUESTION, at last:
Is it worth it to strip and clean the electromagnetic system to work a bit more decidedly or these 'ancient' devices were slow originally ?

Thank you
Offline clapcott  
#2 Posted : 09 August 2019 22:28:52(UTC)
clapcott

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Joined: 12/12/2005(UTC)
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Location: Wellington, New_Zealand
Quote:
QUESTION, at last:
Is it worth it to strip and clean the electromagnetic system to work a bit more decidedly or these 'ancient' devices were slow originally ?

I would say no.

If you just want the cosmetics of lights, replace the bulbs with LEDs and an external switch/relay (I prefer latching)
If you want the slow fade in/out, then you may optionally introduce an arduino (or similar) solution

if you want to retain the dead-section aspect, then the switch/relay should be DPDT
Peter
Offline ocram63_uk  
#3 Posted : 10 August 2019 11:14:35(UTC)
ocram63_uk

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Joined: 07/01/2015(UTC)
Posts: 202
Location: England, Suffolk
Hi Peter,
thank you for your answer.
I was thinking of using a 72720 with 7188 and 7044 and the digital braking box for signals of which I can never find the article number
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