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Re: Northallerton
« Reply #345 on: May 30, 2017, 04:17:13 pm »
Wow, Kirky! That's some progress :goggleeyes:
You guys have captured that autumnal feel extremely well.
Thanks Mick.
Unfortunately at the moment we're in the middle of dismantlingthe wiring to try and cure the dreaded servo twitch problem.

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Re: Northallerton
« Reply #346 on: May 30, 2017, 04:57:55 pm »
Excellent work, Kirky. Loved the night time shots.
I'm not sure if life is passing me by, or trying to run me over.

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Re: Northallerton
« Reply #347 on: May 30, 2017, 04:59:22 pm »
Cracking photo's and superb modelling - Very impressed!

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Re: Northallerton
« Reply #348 on: May 31, 2017, 09:47:14 pm »
Is this any use? Taken from MERG's downloadable  book.
Kicking
It is well-known that most servos produce a 'kick' (an unwanted movement) when they are
first powered up. This is a feature of their internal electronics and is cleared in almost all
cases by soldering a 10k resistor between the servo's signal wire and the +5V supply line.
In some cases, it only effective if wired across the signal line and the 0V line.
Configuration of the control electronics can also minimise this effect.
Twitching
Unlike the kick, which only happens during power up, servo twitching occurs during the
running session.
This is almost always a result of external interference and can tackled by careful routing of
layout wires, or placing a capacitor between the signal wire signal and 0v to shunt away any
high frequency spikes on the signal wire.
Alternatively, the problem could be tackled at the servo controller end. If the servo needs to
keep pressure on, it requires the constant repetition of the incoming pulses. Otherwise, the
servo controller could be organised to stop sending pulses after a few seconds.
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« Reply #349 on: May 31, 2017, 10:39:04 pm »
Awesome!  :NGaugersRule:
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Re: Northallerton
« Reply #350 on: May 31, 2017, 11:39:19 pm »
Is this any use? Taken from MERG's downloadable  book.
Kicking
It is well-known that most servos produce a 'kick' (an unwanted movement) when they are
first powered up. This is a feature of their internal electronics and is cleared in almost all
cases by soldering a 10k resistor between the servo's signal wire and the +5V supply line.
In some cases, it only effective if wired across the signal line and the 0V line.
Configuration of the control electronics can also minimise this effect.
Twitching
Unlike the kick, which only happens during power up, servo twitching occurs during the
running session.
This is almost always a result of external interference and can tackled by careful routing of
layout wires, or placing a capacitor between the signal wire signal and 0v to shunt away any
high frequency spikes on the signal wire.
Alternatively, the problem could be tackled at the servo controller end. If the servo needs to
keep pressure on, it requires the constant repetition of the incoming pulses. Otherwise, the
servo controller could be organised to stop sending pulses after a few seconds.


Thanks for that Mito.
Its not actually of use, but very kind of you to point it out.
I am a Merg member and have followed very carefully discussions on chatter and twitching. We are using Merg's Servo4 boards to operate the servos. It is well known that interference can cause twitching. There have been extensive discussions on RMWeb.
Essentially we have put our issues down to bad wiring. We have used some very dodgy techniques in order to cut corners, and learned to our cost that a bit of planning would have saved us a lot of work.

Thanks for the interest though.

Kirky
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Re: Northallerton
« Reply #351 on: June 01, 2017, 07:04:13 am »
I love the picture of the level crossing and the bridge.  I passed my driving test in Northallerton and, in those days, (1963) that was the main road into Northallerton from Leeming Bar.  The traffic lights under the bridge were the only traffic lights in the town, so couldn't be used for the test and the hill start must have been on a 1 in 200, so it was a good place to take the test.
With kind regards
Laurence

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Re: Northallerton
« Reply #352 on: June 01, 2017, 08:54:28 am »
I love the picture of the level crossing and the bridge.  I passed my driving test in Northallerton and, in those days, (1963) that was the main road into Northallerton from Leeming Bar.  The traffic lights under the bridge were the only traffic lights in the town, so couldn't be used for the test and the hill start must have been on a 1 in 200, so it was a good place to take the test.
Hi Laurence
Many many thanks for that. We really love it when we get people telling us their stories of Northallerton. At our last open day we had someone who said he used to have one of the allotments which was great, and he said he remembered  lots of features of the railway from times gone by.
In 1963 (the year of my birth incidently) the dairy was rail served and we have some lovely shots of this from the air. Interestingly it was rail served from the upper mainline rather than the lower avoiding lines. Sadly the dairy is no longer there. They knocked it down about five years ago. I believe it has houses on that site now.
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Re: Northallerton
« Reply #353 on: August 30, 2017, 06:45:21 pm »
A little bit of an update by way of a few pictures of things we have been doing on Northallerton, ready for our next outing, which is on October 7th/8th at Shildon, at the National Railway Museum. I believe entry is free!

We've done a few electrical things and finally sorted the dreaded servo twitch. Not much to see there though.

On the scenic side we've added a couple of CCTV cameras for the level crossings.



You can have a look in the gallery for a couple more pictures showing how I made the cameras.

We also added some gas bottles to one of the factories at the back of the layout. You can see in the picture that the building is not yet fixed to the layout - the giveaway being the dreaded gap at the bottom. Gas bottles and cage are from the excellent Peedie models.



We tarted up the houses by adding downpipes and giving tehm a little extra paint.



And a view the punter wont usually see




And we finally got round to filling in a gap at the back of the layout. Mainly this is unseen by the viewing public but we decided we wanted it to be nice for the operators to view too.









That is one of a range of houses from the very excellent Severn Models, as are the other houses shown here.

Not too far away from finishing now. Just some major electrics to do - electrifying the fiddle yard points and a couple more scenic items and we are done.

Cheers
Kirky


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Re: Northallerton
« Reply #354 on: August 30, 2017, 08:03:06 pm »
Hi,

All looks fantastic. Have a great time at the show. Way too far North for me  :(.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Northallerton
« Reply #355 on: August 30, 2017, 08:24:59 pm »
Agree with Weave. Looks really good.
Shame it's too far for me to travel as well.
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Re: Northallerton
« Reply #356 on: August 30, 2017, 08:36:39 pm »
Sorry, I forgot to mention that you can see Northallerton operating at our next Open Day on 23rd September, 10-4, 1 for one days membership.
Cleveland Model Railway Club, beehive centre, Skelton, Cleveland.

Come and have a little play if you like.

Cheers
Kirky
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Re: Northallerton
« Reply #357 on: August 30, 2017, 09:23:52 pm »
Thanks for the update, Kirky. Very impressive buildings/gardens :thumbsup:
You really need to make some curtains for your buildings, but it might be easier to put 'For Sale' or 'To Let' signs outside them :D

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Re: Northallerton
« Reply #358 on: August 31, 2017, 07:43:47 am »
Hi @Mick
You really need to make some curtains for your buildings


Funny you should say that. We've been experimenting...I'm not convinced we have this right yet.





Not the best pictures but I think you get the idea.

Cheers
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Re: Northallerton
« Reply #359 on: October 07, 2017, 07:17:38 am »
Morning Folks
Just to say Northallerton is appearing at The Shildon Model Railway Exhibition today and tomorrow, at the National Railway Museum in SHILDON. We are located in between the APT.
Entrance and parking is FREE :-))

Cheers
Kirky.
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