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Author Topic: Aberayron to Pencader  (Read 20129 times)

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Offline LAandNQFan

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #75 on: December 01, 2014, 03:02:31 pm »
First passenger train arrives in Aberayron!  Citizens rejoice!
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The first time an engine ran on the track  :thumbsup: - and, as will be obvious from the way I used too high a quality for the site, the first attempt at uploading a video!  :thumbsdown:

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #76 on: December 01, 2014, 03:58:17 pm »
I can hear summat but cain't see nothin' :confused2:

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #77 on: December 01, 2014, 04:04:26 pm »
I don't have QuickTime Player installed and a bit reluctant to load yet another prog on an aged laptop.

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #78 on: December 01, 2014, 04:11:41 pm »
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My first attempt to video - and I used my usual HD setting, wihout thinking about the problem of streaming it.  :doh:  :censored:  :doh:  I've appealed to Tank to put things right, and if he can't, I'll have to reshoot another train's arrival!
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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #79 on: December 01, 2014, 04:22:55 pm »
Always best to use the .mp4 format for video, most people have a suitable viewer for this format.  Also, create a channel on YouTube and upload it to there, they have some smart options for editing and improving any video and that have fast servers to stream from.  Once uploaded to YouTube, copy the link they give you (NOT the https one but the ordinary http one) and post the url into your post without any other tags and it should display fine.

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #80 on: December 01, 2014, 05:59:29 pm »
I have converted it to an avi file and uploaded it to You Tube, so hopefully that will help those who cannot view it  :thumbsup:

http://youtu.be/mCamEq8dmR8

cheers John.

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #81 on: December 01, 2014, 06:33:56 pm »
Short but very sweet. 

Congratulations and well done John :jealous:
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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #82 on: December 01, 2014, 07:10:42 pm »
I have converted it to an avi file and uploaded it to You Tube, so hopefully that will help those who cannot view it  :thumbsup:
Thank you, John.  Now to download the camera manual and find out what I should be doing!  :-[
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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #83 on: December 05, 2014, 11:07:11 pm »
Just a few odds and ends:
I was stuck for a Philips 000 screwdriver to take the chimney off the 14xx so that I could lubricate it.  Mobilepartz ( www.mobilepartz.co.uk ) supplied one with remarkable speed for just £1.99, post and packing free.  It is a neat little tool with a shank long enough to reach down to that tiny screw, and strong enough magnetism to ensure that I did not lose it.  :admiration:
Experiments show that my Pannier and Prairie can haul three coaches or a dozen wagons confidently up a 3% slope, which will allow me the room to use electrofrog points in my fiddle yards (Caz's recommendation) but the 14xx can manage only the autocoach before it starts slipping.  As the plan is that it will run only on the branch, and the only train longer than three coaches I have evidence of on the "main" Aber-Carmarthen line longer than three coaches was the royal train in the fifties: no problem.  :)
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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #84 on: January 12, 2015, 10:21:41 am »
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I've been sweating over the plans for the fiddle yards, conscious that they need to work for the layout to be any use.  I think that I have the gradients down to 3% or under, and have tested the Prairie and Pannier which can both take a four-coach train up 3%. And I bought some Woodland Scenics 2% and 3% gradient starters.  Martink will see that his idea of linking to provide a continuous run for running in has been included.
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My idea is that each train departing into the fiddle yards will run round the respective loop into the sidings.  Is it ok to have a double isolated section at the exit end of each siding so that a train will run onto it and stop until a double-pole push-to-make switch (p-t-m) is used to let the train leave?  Is there a danger that the engine will lose contact on only one side and short when the reversed contact is made with the p-t-m?  I think that I need two leds for each siding: one to show track occupancy and a second to show which track will go live with the p-t-m.  So that I am reassured that the train has made it into the siding, can I use the Maplin JH13P http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/12v-spst-sealed-reed-relay-jh13p under the track with my Pannier, Prairie and Manor locos?  Or are there better reed switches?  Would they need extra magnets fitted? I take it that the secondary switch contacts on a Seep PM1 will let me show which road will be live.
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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #85 on: January 18, 2015, 07:06:51 pm »
Having got past the first station, (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=23416.msg266796#msg266796) I'm moving questions here at Tank's suggestion.
The visible part of the layout is to be
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and the hidden part, representing the Aberystwyth and Carmarthen ends of the line will be two hidden fiddle yards:
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I've been sweating over the plans for the fiddle yards, conscious that they need to work for the layout to be any use.  I think that I have the gradients down to 3% or under, and have tested the Prairie and Pannier which can both take a four-coach train up 3%. And I bought some Woodland Scenics 2% and 3% gradient starters.  Martink will see that his idea of linking to provide a continuous run for running in has been included.
 :helpneededsign:
My idea is that each train departing into the fiddle yards will run round the respective loop into the sidings.
1) Is it ok to have a double isolated section at the exit end of each siding so that a train will run onto it and stop until a double-pole push-to-make switch (p-t-m) is used to let the train leave? 
2) Is there a danger that the engine will lose contact on only one side and short when the reversed contact is made with the p-t-m? 
3) I think that I need two leds for each siding: one to show track occupancy and a second to show which track will go live with the p-t-m.  So that I am reassured that the train has made it into the siding, can I use the Maplin JH13P http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/12v-spst-sealed-reed-relay-jh13p under the track with my Pannier, Prairie and Manor locos? 
4) Or are there better reed switches?
5) Would they need extra magnets fitted?
I take it that the secondary switch contacts on a Seep PM1 will let me show which road will be live.
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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #86 on: January 18, 2015, 11:03:14 pm »
Wouldn't dare to answer any of those questions in the company of so many experts here. But rest assured, this is the place to get sensible and really good useful advice. Just wish I had that much space for my layout. Although be prepared for a project for life.

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #87 on: January 19, 2015, 02:18:13 pm »
With ref to point 1, to be absolutely sure you could use a 4PDT switch, (on)-on type, and have a section "in rear" that would switch off at the same time as you energised the "in advance" section.

I also have in mind a protection method using diodes - but I haven't got it straight in my head yet!  :dunce:

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #88 on: January 29, 2015, 10:52:39 am »
 :thankyousign: I like the 4-pole idea, Jon. 
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Where are all the experts to help me with the other problems?
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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #89 on: January 29, 2015, 03:05:32 pm »
I can only help with your last question and confirm the secondary switch can operate LED's

 

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