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Hello, from yet another new member
« on: Yesterday at 01:08:18 pm »
Hello, and thank you for letting me join this extremely informative forum.

I have been putting together (it can hardly be described as building) an n-gauge railway over the last few years. Initially I was using analogue controls, but I'm much more into watching trains start & stop by themselves than driving the railway.
This was done on the first incarnation using a Gaugemaster module that used reed switches & magnets to achieve the desired affect.
The railway is now DCC - controlled using an elink & RailMaster. To achieve the 'automation' I use ABC braking modules wired up to colour light signals & then use timers within railmaster to ensure trains have reached their stopping points before sending further commands. I have posted more info about this on the Britmodeller site (look for Shedend) and on my own site:
https://shedendrly.wordpress.com/


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Re: Hello, from yet another new member
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 01:54:46 pm »
Hello Andy, and welcome to the forum :wave:
I'm a complete dunderhead when it comes to electrickery and similar black arts so a lot of what you're doing escapes me. Great website with some nice vids. Is Shedend just generic SR or set in any particular location on that region please?

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Re: Hello, from yet another new member
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 02:14:58 pm »
Hi Andy and welcome to the forum. You lost me after "elink & Railmaster"! There will be plenty of members who know what you are on about though.  :)
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Re: Hello, from yet another new member
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 03:37:22 pm »
Is Shedend just generic SR or set in any particular location on that region please?

Purely generic - I grew up very close to Wanborough Station & the family were very much involved with the railway, hence the Southern connection.

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Re: Hello, from yet another new member
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 03:40:35 pm »
Hi Andy, :wave: and welcome aboard! :wave:

Just had a lightning scan over your website - very nice - and looking forward to a more leisurely read when I get the time. :beers:
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Re: Hello, from yet another new member
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 04:29:25 pm »
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Re: Hello, from yet another new member
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 04:38:11 pm »
Welcome aboard.
I too have had a peek at your website.
Looks excellent to me.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Hello, from yet another new member
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 05:41:29 pm »
Hi Andy,
Welcome from me (I am new too!) ... not used or seen much about RailMaster, but I am reading up on TrainController for the advanced bits that I want to do with my new layout!  Look forward to looking through your Wordpress site when I get chance.

Richard

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Re: Hello, from yet another new member
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 05:46:04 pm »
Like  Newportnobby most of what you were telling us went above my head but
 :welcomesign: anyway . Andy
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Re: Hello, from yet another new member
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 05:55:59 pm »
Welcome aboard.

Best wishes.

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Re: Hello, from yet another new member
« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 07:04:43 pm »
hello and welcome!

I just read your website about abc... first time I heard of it before

Tim

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Re: Hello, from yet another new member
« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 09:12:05 pm »
I am reading up on TrainController for the advanced bits that I want to do with my new layout!  Look forward to looking through your Wordpress site when I get chance.

Richard

Richard,
my choice of RailMaster & Elink was purely because it was so incredibly cheap compared to everything else I had looked at. I've been playing with it for a couple of years now & with the addition of the braking modules it produces the results I was hoping for - trains stopping at red signals & an EMU shuttling up & down my branchline.

Andy

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Re: Hello, from yet another new member
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 11:06:46 pm »
Richard,
my choice of RailMaster & Elink was purely because it was so incredibly cheap compared to everything else I had looked at. I've been playing with it for a couple of years now & with the addition of the braking modules it produces the results I was hoping for - trains stopping at red signals & an EMU shuttling up & down my branchline.

Andy

Hi Andy, despite what anyone may say, to me thats all that matters.  Not what something costs or how it works, if it does what you want it to do  :claphappy:. Had a quick look at your website, which looks interesting, love the Grace Brothers store!!!

Richard

 

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