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Author Topic: Hills and meadows - Track laying finished  (Read 92957 times)

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #120 on: May 17, 2015, 10:44:13 am »
Awesome work, Maurits :goggleeyes:

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #121 on: May 18, 2015, 07:17:52 am »
Thanks for the compliments guys.

Good running session last night, few hick ups in the small helix, one of my class 58's doesn't like two connections both up and down. rest seems to be ok. at one point I had 16 trains running so happy with that.

coming days/ weeks will be spend in sorting out the small hick ups before we start with the upper level.

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #122 on: May 18, 2015, 07:28:10 am »
Electrical connections or track causing derailments?  ???
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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #123 on: May 18, 2015, 09:50:19 am »
From looking at the pictures, if you only have the one hiccup, Maurits, then that is good going.
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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #124 on: May 18, 2015, 12:55:34 pm »
I struggle to only have 1 hiccup on about 3m of track  :'( ... and you worry about 1 hiccup on your planet sized helixes!  :scowl:  :hmmm:

Glad it is all going well for you though, I think this proves that the 6P's are key - for those of you not in the know "Proper Planning Prevents P**s Poor Performance". Shown in your template for the curves you built.  :claphappy:
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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #125 on: May 18, 2015, 01:31:46 pm »
You are one crazy Dutchman!!!! 29m of track on one helix!!! :D

42 metres  ;)
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Lol that will teach to be inaccurate with Maurits!

I want to see all your Class 66's going round together Maurits.  :heart2:
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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #126 on: May 30, 2015, 09:16:43 pm »
so back after a few days lake district. time for some work. one step back to make 2 steps progress



tomorrow we start again :)
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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #127 on: May 30, 2015, 09:32:02 pm »
Keep going as on the 14th we expect a four course meal!! :)



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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #128 on: May 30, 2015, 09:38:35 pm »
so back after a few days lake district. time for some work. one step back to make 2 steps progress



tomorrow we start again :)


why the demolition Maurits ?
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #129 on: May 30, 2015, 10:13:02 pm »
it wasnt 110% perfect. 3 or 4 trains were derailing.
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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #130 on: June 02, 2015, 09:15:09 pm »
HI All

3 nights and 3 layers further down the road. ;), to avoid further problems I have used a combination of several useful tips I have received, so all rails are soldered, glued and where the section cuts are I have also extra screws soldered to the rails.

Maybe a bit of an overkill , but better safe than sorry



section cuts with extra soldered screws



And my 4 lovely problem childs together, these four were the ones derailing, so now they are doing the test runs. so far, no more issues



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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #131 on: June 05, 2015, 06:10:55 am »
Well done Maurits, will of course be worth the effort getting things sorted now rather than putting off till later. Expect to see more photos soon and a few vids of action.  :D
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #132 on: June 05, 2015, 07:26:42 am »
Well done Maurits, will of course be worth the effort getting things sorted now rather than putting off till later. Expect to see more photos soon and a few vids of action.  :D

will do my best, last layer sorted last night. have also added a couple more sections in the helix for a smoother flow. need to add all data to the software today. I have planned tomorrow to connect both helix together again so yes video/ pics on the way
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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #133 on: June 06, 2015, 01:59:29 pm »
Hi All.

Spend last night wiring up the last bits and pieces, adding sections etc to the software and have done a stint of an hour without any issues.







Today is spend on cleaning the last locos which were still in the boxes, calibrating speed and other settings and tonight I am going to do another run  ;)
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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #134 on: June 06, 2015, 03:03:46 pm »
That looks awesome! Industrial strength woodwork, I like it!
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