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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2017, 03:34:51 pm »



Switches wired up today,Smartfrog and position LEDs to go, I have realised I like wiring less than Ballasting,roll on when I can start on the scenics.
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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2017, 03:38:45 pm »
After a root around in the come-in-handy box I found enough wire to finish the wiring job,I have also installed the test and calibration control board,and a 12V DC supply buss for future lighting instalation.Next comes the testing phase, connect up a  controller and get everything running,then to install the Dapol magnets and tryout the easy shunt coupling system,then I can get on with my favourite bit the scenics.



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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #32 on: January 19, 2017, 12:51:32 pm »
Hi,

Lovely looking little layout! It was funny coming across your baseboard as it looks almost identical to the board I have just made for my layout!

Thanks and I look forward to seeing more,

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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2017, 12:59:19 pm »
Pleased to see that the amount of spaghetti is increasing Di. :D

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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2017, 11:55:01 am »
A bit of a disaster today,I got Freshbrook out to start setting up the servo controller and I found that one of the peco points had decided to fall apart, after several hours trying to get it back together with no luck in fact I only made matters worse, so I will have to pop down to the local shop and hope they have a right hand medium code55 electrofrog point in stock.  :censored: :'(
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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #35 on: January 25, 2017, 01:56:40 pm »
Yikes! I'm sorry Diane :/ At least you hadn't ballasted yet! Thanks for the update

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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #36 on: January 31, 2017, 03:41:27 pm »
The self-destructing point has been replaced,I should start calibrating the servos tommorrow.
The locos are the new arrivals over the last couple of weeks


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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #37 on: February 01, 2017, 02:19:41 pm »
I have found that the supplied manual is incorrect with the boxed set from ANE and I needed to down load the instructions for the servo set up from the ANE web site, so there has been a minor delay in progaming the servos.  :censored: :censored: :veryangry: :headbutt: :veryangry2:
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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #38 on: February 07, 2017, 04:38:10 pm »
After much scrathing of head(no I did not get splinters :laugh3: )I managed to get one point programmed but it seems as though it needs a bigger 12volt supply as it all goes dead when all the servos are connected will have a play later to see if one of the other servos has a problem.
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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #39 on: February 07, 2017, 06:39:21 pm »
I'm sorry Diane :( If it makes you feel any better, I spent the better part of 10 hours day before yesterday wiring my Inglenook, only to destroy both of the tie bar slots on one of the points and now have to wait 1-3 weeks for a replacement point to show up! Needless to say I was a little upset. Keep at it and let us know when you find the problem :)
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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #40 on: February 07, 2017, 08:02:59 pm »
After much scrathing of head(no I did not get splinters :laugh3: )I managed to get one point programmed but it seems as though it needs a bigger 12volt supply as it all goes dead when all the servos are connected will have a play later to see if one of the other servos has a problem.

Di, I had exactly the same problem, described in the thread I started to document these:

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=36229.0

I found a slightly higher voltage worked OK, and I've since bought a 16V supply (but not tested it yet).
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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #41 on: February 08, 2017, 04:17:59 pm »


I have finally got the ANE system working be warned it needs 15V DC to work it will not work on 12V if more than one servo is connected.I am not overly impressed with it so will be looking at other methods for any future projects. :(
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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #42 on: February 08, 2017, 05:02:13 pm »
Thanks for the update and for the video, Diane. I'm sorry the project was so fussy ultimately, but I do have to say that I think the result is quite pleasing. I had read that the advantage of the servos is the added realism of the slow point movement and I had always brushed that off as inconsequential, but seeing it in action, it is much more realistic than a SEEP. If you like the slow throw but don't like using servos, Cobalt motors are probably the way to go. Glad the underboard bits are all sorted now and looking forward to phase 2 :)
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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #43 on: February 15, 2017, 02:27:56 pm »



I thought I would take a break from track and wiring and do a bit of building work,I intend to use the Metcalfe factory entrance for my scenic break using the overbridge/gate as the entry into the cassette system/fiddle yard.I intend to light this layout so I am installing grain of rice lamps as I build.
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Re: Freshbrook,a inglenook type layout.
« Reply #44 on: February 15, 2017, 05:21:10 pm »



I thought I would take a break from track and wiring and do a bit of building work,I intend to use the Metcalfe factory entrance for my scenic break using the overbridge/gate as the entry into the cassette system/fiddle yard.I intend to light this layout so I am installing grain of rice lamps as I build.


I had considered using the metcalfe factory entrance for one end of my inglenook, but decided that I want to try using plastic kits with this one to see how I like them by comparison :) You may want to add some lining to the walls as you go (paint or another slip of card), so that the light doesn't cause the walls to appear translucent (a problem I've had with metcalfe kits). Sorry if I'm trying to teach my grandmother to suck eggs! Thanks for the update and I'm excited to see it taking shape :)

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