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Re: Leiretown
« Reply #75 on: May 21, 2016, 09:15:07 pm »
The use of Duplo is genius! I wonder if it could be used in the same way as Woodland Scenics polystyrene columns and risers?

Cheers, NeMo

Indeed! I have seen that done in a Spanish N gauge forum.... I can say that is incredibly convenient to take the scenery out again and again whenever is needed, and it is strong enough to keep it in place, even when I put the layout in vertical position which I do not so often but enough times... always was a requirement for it to be portable.
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Re: Leiretown
« Reply #76 on: May 22, 2016, 11:06:54 am »
A couple of videos showing Spanish trains...
A Renfe "Green era" video, a 340 and a couple of Alco 321 (Grafar class 31 in disguise, remember  ;) )

http://youtu.be/Ho8paL_w30c

And  then the 319 yellow-grey with a "estrella" express, a Talgo III with 352 locomotive and a green 307.

http://youtu.be/aNnAmo3JXBY
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Re: Leiretown
« Reply #77 on: May 22, 2016, 09:14:46 pm »
 :hellosign: Thanks for sharing, great videos, nice layout
regards Derek.

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Re: Leiretown
« Reply #78 on: February 25, 2017, 09:25:57 am »
A house move.... good time to dismantle Leiretown and start over! Itīs been a great time of learning and having FUN, and also making many mistakes along the way.
Now I have moved house and the fun has started again... the new Leiretown has been born. I will update progress here, now letīs celebrate the "death" of  Leiretown with the last pictures I took before dismantling it.











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Re: Leiretown
« Reply #79 on: February 25, 2017, 03:03:36 pm »
I wondered where you'd got to. Welcome back.

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Re: Leiretown
« Reply #80 on: February 26, 2017, 12:06:52 am »
Must be a bit sad breaking up a layout. But at least you seem to have completed it. However, one door shuts and another opens - the fun will begin all over again.

Thanks for the great photos.

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Re: Leiretown
« Reply #81 on: February 26, 2017, 07:06:32 am »
Must be a bit sad breaking up a layout. But at least you seem to have completed it. However, one door shuts and another opens - the fun will begin all over again.

Thanks for the great photos.

Webbo
It is sad... and interesting at the same time, is like rewinding time and remembering what you did and thinking  WHY OH WHY :D
Anyway, many of the models that populated it are going to be reused... is kind of like when moving house with your old furniture... it is all familiar
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Re: Leiretown
« Reply #82 on: March 20, 2017, 10:30:35 am »
OK Let's crack on!
Leiretown II is growing quickly. Is really small, space constraints are in place, so a 4x2 ply board was used. In this relatively small space I have placed a double loop, a return loop and a couple of sidings.
A really simple design directly lifted from here:

Iberama 560 set from IBERTREN, with an additional siding parallel to the return loop
The panel controls all the turnout motors with three buttons, my friend the Arduino is under it still controlling points and signals, 5 of them each.
Now ballasting is in progress. I have benefited from all the sufferings I endured during the construction of the first Leiretown, this has allowed me to plan carefully and do the electronics FIRST, not last as I did before, and place conveniently the servo motors under the board, which is much easier and reliable. First train runs are quite going quite nicely, with the only problem being that I have put in place quite hard climbs to allow the tracks to go over the return loop in such a short space.  :-[ Something has to be sacrified anyway... still wishing for a decent space some day!

Now a few pictures and a shorty video:















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Re: Leiretown
« Reply #83 on: March 20, 2017, 11:20:02 am »
Well done on what you've achieved in such a small space :thumbsup:

 

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