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Author Topic: Estwal Einmal. My German Railway  (Read 561 times)

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Re: Estwal Einmal. My German Railway
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2018, 02:16:59 pm »
I like the buildings drawing too - but I guess you ought to be good at that! Hope you don't mind if I post it for you:


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Re: Estwal Einmal. My German Railway
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2018, 04:09:25 pm »
Understood. No offence noted or taken. @colpatben ben gave me a tutorial this morning about how to put up pictures so I'll give it a try :confused1: :confused1:


I note that you have got to grips with adding the Smileys.  :)

May I suggest further reading to help you add pictures.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=33908.0

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Adding pictures is MUCH easier( especially for singles) if you use Gallery/upload multiple pictures -saves a lot of faffing around

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Re: Estwal Einmal. My German Railway
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2018, 05:35:39 pm »
Sorry, I'm a bit new to the site and haven't caught on to all the shortcuts. I've been downloading to my gallery things I want to add to my thread but haven't written the blurb yet.

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Re: Estwal Einmal. My German Railway
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2018, 05:43:54 pm »
Thanks Railwaygun I'll try that. First, I've got to locate the pictures...

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Re: Estwal Einmal. My German Railway
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2018, 06:07:24 pm »
Must admit even after all this time I've still not got round to using the gallery, I just upload as random pictures on the post.  The gallery is clearly a better option.
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Re: Estwal Einmal. My German Railway
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2018, 07:10:46 pm »
I started to run out of gallery space, so now I upload the pictures to one of my websites and include a link to each one.  By the way, shouldn't 'Once Upon a Time' be 'Es War einmal'?
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Re: Estwal Einmal. My German Railway
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2018, 10:55:17 am »
Yes, I'm sure you're right - My German is poor and I didn't check it. However, as it's now posted I'll stick with my version - another wart!

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Re: Estwal Einmal. My German Railway
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2018, 03:36:57 pm »


Colpatben did this wiring diagram for me including all the insulated track joiners. So I had to take the track up again (It had been pinned). I took this opportunity to make one or two alterations to the layout and some track alignment. I had originally intended to have my controller in the top left hand corner concealed by the city wall and market place. However, as I was planning to control from the front this was not practical so I moved it to the bottom right. My intention is to cover it with some form of factory building plus a building with clear roof lights so I could see the indicator bulbs.

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Re: Estwal Einmal. My German Railway
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2018, 05:03:16 pm »
Oh no - the cardinal sin (some "experts" would say) of having the DCC bus as an unbroken ring   :D  :D  <tongue firmly in cheek>

On such a small layout I personally think a physical DCC ring bus is overkill (DCC start sets are similar size layouts and none come with a bus), but it doesn't do any harm and teaches best practice.  With all the isolating joiners on the crossovers and siding point frogs, and the feeds to the sidings, that does add up to quite a few feeds anyway.

As a fellow german N modeller I'm following your thread with great interest!
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Re: Estwal Einmal. My German Railway
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2018, 06:33:20 pm »
Oh no - the cardinal sin (some "experts" would say) of having the DCC bus as an unbroken ring   :D  :D  <tongue firmly in cheek>

Yes guilty of a sin as charged, but maybe be not cardinal.  :no:

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On such a small layout I personally think a physical DCC ring bus is overkill (DCC start sets are similar size layouts and none come with a bus), but it doesn't do any harm and teaches best practice.  With all the isolating joiners on the crossovers and siding point frogs, and the feeds to the sidings, that does add up to quite a few feeds anyway.
 

I find it easier to explain a wiring diagram to beginners by following the track plan with the DCC Bus and showing the droppers as spurs off of that.

With such a small layout the chance of ‘Packet Collisions’ are small and if I suspect there is a possibility then I would just cut the ring at the furthest point from the input of the DCC controller.

There is a second drawing to come showing that we divided the wiring up into three parts (Up Line, Down Line and Sidings) using filament lamps as overload limiters in each of the three sections.
« Last Edit: February 01, 2018, 06:35:51 pm by colpatben, Reason: Typo corrected »
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Re: Estwal Einmal. My German Railway
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2018, 05:12:50 pm »
I have aa photo of the underside showing my first crude attempt at wiring but have yet to get to grips with downloading.
Think I'll need another tutorial Colin. I'll swap you for some back scene painting.

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Re: Estwal Einmal. My German Railway
« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2018, 06:40:36 pm »
Hi Novice41. Belated welcome to the group. Look forward to seeing your layout develop.



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Re: Estwal Einmal. My German Railway
« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2018, 06:23:41 am »
Think I'll need another tutorial Colin. I'll swap you for some back scene painting.

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