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Author Topic: what are people doing on their layout right now  (Read 292003 times)

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Offline Newportnobby

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2730 on: May 29, 2018, 12:24:34 pm »
Playing withtesting a few locos on the main lines of Kimbolted.
First - class 37 on passenger and class 25 on freight.
Next - Ivatt 2MT on passenger and J39 on freight
Then - Dapol Western on passenger with class 22 on freight
Finally - Castle on passenger and 94xx pannier on freight

Gawd knows how everything ran so well as I haven't cleaned the track in months ::) :-[

All this whilst entertaining the neighbours with some great classical toons :)

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2731 on: May 29, 2018, 12:51:37 pm »
First test of my servo point control successful. I splashed out a whole £6 on a pair of servo power controller boards rather than build my own and now have 8 of my 11 point servos under control from my Arduino sketch.

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2732 on: May 30, 2018, 08:15:22 pm »
Further successful tests with arduino point control. Iíve now got it running as a web server so I can remotely control points and power feeds via a web interface. That means I can now write a custom app to do my mimic board on an iPad :)

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2733 on: June 01, 2018, 03:24:56 pm »
Cleaning the track.  A lovely smell of meths is permeating the train set room!

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2734 on: June 01, 2018, 04:47:04 pm »
Cleaning the track.  A lovely smell of meths is permeating the train set room!


Ooooh. Look at the colours, man 8)

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2735 on: June 01, 2018, 05:18:46 pm »
Ballasting about 7 metres of track  :D

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2736 on: June 01, 2018, 05:28:05 pm »
Cleaning the track.  A lovely smell of meths is permeating the train set room!


Ooooh. Look at the colours, man 8)

I thought that was the mushrooms!  :headbang:

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2737 on: June 01, 2018, 07:06:02 pm »
Or the wacky baccy.😃 so I am led to believe. Honest.
I'm not sure if life is passing me by, or trying to run me over.

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2738 on: June 01, 2018, 08:18:08 pm »
You two are just encourageable ::)

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2739 on: June 06, 2018, 07:19:51 pm »
Spent the last couple of days making shunt disc signals for Claywell, fiddly but worth the effort for the end result.  They are fitted with red/green 0604 LED's.  See http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=6570.msg511803#msg511803 for more info

 

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