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Welcome to the Strathpeffer Junction shop. UK shipping for OO Gauge ringfield adaptor kit orders is £2.99, irrespective of how many are purchased. We also ship to Ireland, mainland Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand (postage to the USA has regrettably doubled in price due to the US government's new tariffs).
Like most people, we had hoped that 2021 would herald in move back towards 'normal', but once again we are subject to a lockdown and access to shops and services is limited. We will have to stick to our twice weekly (Tuesday & Friday) dispatch schedule for most orders for the time being, however due to the size of the packaging required for O gauge motor kits, snow plough weights kits or mugs, we can only use a post office counter and, as we are reliant on a mobile post office for that service (and it only comes to our village once per week), we regret that orders including any of those items can only be despatched on Tuesdays at 12.30pm. As ever, thank you indeed for your customer, support and understanding.
As a result of Brexit, orders placed from the EU may now be liable for import VAT where the total value is over €22. Whether or not a charge is applied will be down to local customs in your country. I can only apologise for any additional costs, but nonetheless thank you for sticking with me - I really appreciate you supporting my work.
Diode Voltage Dropper Components (Through-Hole) Kit (for 6V CD/DVD Motor Conversion)
If you’re using a 6V dc motor in your Lima or Hornby ringfield motor conversion, and you’re using DC control or DCC without CV5 functionality, you’ll need to consider a diode voltage dropper to protect the motor from over-voltage and current.
Our diode voltage dropper through-hole components kit includes all of the core components – four surface mount diodes and heat shrink tubing – saving you preparation time and hassle.
All you have to do is twist the legs of two diodes (arranged in opposing polarity) together and solder the joints, cover in heat shrink to insulate and then solder it inline with the wires to the motor/from the pickups or decoder.
The kit comes with basic wiring instructions. Detailed instructions are available in our ringfield adaptor kit instructions booklet which is available via our website.
If you need a slimmer solution to fit in a small corner or fix to the chassis or body, our surface mount diode voltage dropper kit provides an alternative option to this through-hole kit. You can order it here.
Prefer soldering as little as possible?
If soldering isn’t your idea of fun and you’d prefer to buy an off-the-shelf diode voltage dropper kit, our pre-assembled diode voltage dropper kit is the kit for you! You can order it here.
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