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Author Topic: New Layout, Ideas and Thougts  (Read 823 times)

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Re: New Layout, Ideas and Thougts
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2017, 10:29:41 am »
I need to work on the central section as I'm not clear what I want to achieve at this stage. I'll include some head shunts which I believe will solve the problem if I understand you correctly.

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Re: New Layout, Ideas and Thougts
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2017, 10:32:50 am »
Should do, but check out the famous Minories plan by Cyril Freezer

If you haven't already!  :thumbsup:
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Re: New Layout, Ideas and Thougts
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2017, 11:09:22 am »
Thanks Bealman, i'll do this. One thought I did have was moving the station terminus to the central layout, spurring off the loop, and having a proposed factory scene in its place. I'll do some more work on Anyrail tonight and see what I come up with.

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Re: New Layout, Ideas and Thougts
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2017, 05:00:13 pm »
After much playing here's my latest incarnation taking into consideration Bealmans suggestion of looking at Minories for inspirtation. I rather like it although am not sure about the central fiddle yard design.

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Re: New Layout, Ideas and Thougts
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2017, 05:19:43 pm »
After much playing here's my latest incarnation taking into consideration Bealmans suggestion of looking at Minories for inspirtation. I rather like it although am not sure about the central fiddle yard design.

Looks good mate.    :thumbsup:

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Re: New Layout, Ideas and Thougts
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2017, 08:18:27 pm »
That looks fine, Spuddy.
Whatever you do, please ensure you have full access to any track hidden in tunnels 'cos as sure as eggs is eggs summat will derail in there.

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Re: New Layout, Ideas and Thougts
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2017, 10:35:27 pm »
Evening, track laying is going well having 1st printed the anyrail plan to scale and laid it on the board for final tweaking. Photos to follow. I'm using seep point motors with DCC concepts decoders. Has anyone any advice on which reversing modules to use though. I thought AR1's. I've never fited a reversing loop and any advice on my proposed plan would be welcome.

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Re: New Layout, Ideas and Thougts
« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2017, 06:16:51 am »
I had 2 AR1s, and they were terrible. One didn't work out of the box, got it fixed but it stopped working reliably again. The other one lasted about a year.

Replaced them with Hornby ones as Hattons were having a clear out and they were super cheap. Would otherwise look at something like Tam Valley Frog Huicers.

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Re: New Layout, Ideas and Thougts
« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2017, 06:54:01 am »
Do frog juicers work in the same way?

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Re: New Layout, Ideas and Thougts
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2017, 07:01:16 am »
I've answered my own question and been on the excellent Tam Valley website, they look perfect. I assume I can use them with Seeps.

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Re: New Layout, Ideas and Thougts
« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2017, 08:36:02 am »
Yep, as you identify, a Dual Frog Juicer should see you right. They're motor agnostic, work with hand operated points if you want.

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Re: New Layout, Ideas and Thougts
« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2017, 07:31:07 am »
Have a look at these Spuddy, Lenz are well renowned for quality.

LK200 REVERSE LOOP MODULE. Just copy and paste matey.     :thumbs:

It maybe expensive but they are ultra reliable Spuddy, just read the reviews, depends on if you are in a hurry like yesterday to get anything, there are others that you should look at as well. The thing with this hobby has is most, research is the key mate.   Happy Modelling Spuddy.    :thumbsup:
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Re: New Layout, Ideas and Thougts
« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2017, 08:29:25 am »
 :helpneededsign:The LK200 is both monstrously expensive and out of stock at all retailers on the first page of Google. I'd stick with the Tam Valley one personally.

If you want something cheap Hattons still have the Hornby offering for 12. I took a punt based on price, and apart from being physically quite large they're working just fine otherwise.

One thing to note is that the AR1 and the Hornby one use relays, so they do work on 'beating' the cut out in your DCC system when the train bridges the gap and creates a short. The Frog Juicer (and LK200) are steady state, so they're a lot less 'brute force' and more sophisticated in use.
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