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Author Topic: Hills and meadows - last addition to the layout  (Read 91563 times)

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #45 on: March 08, 2015, 07:18:48 pm »
well old men, as I don't want to feel guilty I have done a bit more.

Another 18 metres and 7 points, 7 points and 100 metres of track to go before the fiddle yard is finished ;)




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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #46 on: March 08, 2015, 07:21:26 pm »
Chop chop, from my view point today in your "dining room" i'd say you couldnt eat a lot in there until you lay the table top :)



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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #47 on: March 08, 2015, 07:41:49 pm »
Chop chop, from my view point today in your "dining room" i'd say you couldnt eat a lot in there until you lay the table top :)

well that's why I renamed it into mans cave to solve that problem  ;)
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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #48 on: March 09, 2015, 09:29:11 am »
I reckon Peco's profits would be well down without your layouts, Maurits :worried: :D

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #49 on: March 11, 2015, 07:49:52 pm »
Evening all

A small midweek update, have done a few bits over the last couple of nights.

laid down the second set of points, laid the 2 tracks towards the second helix and connected the first 2 full tracks of the fiddle yard, another 8 to go with around 16 metres of track.

once done my favourite work ( not ) droppers, points and all detection decoders which will be quit a task to get this done properly.









speak soon, Maurits
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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #50 on: March 11, 2015, 08:43:31 pm »
Extremely neat track laying as ever, Maurits :thumbsup:

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #51 on: March 13, 2015, 07:56:13 pm »
 :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D







fase 1 finished. next fase, servo's, decoders en soldering

Don't expect any progress soon as we are entering a long trial and error period, who has followed Highbury Fields has seen that I was struggling with space and a correct flow. The way I have done the fiddle yard now should solve the flow problems and shout give me space for an average of 30 trains. to get this done I have in mind to get small sections of 100 cm each. so a 2 coach HST is 60 cm that's one section. a freight train is 200 cm means 2 sections occupied. so this is something I am trying to achieve over the next couple of weeks or months what ever it takes and once's the computer deals with the fiddle yard as I have in mind I will start building the helixen.

will post a video once I can run a full loop

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #52 on: March 13, 2015, 09:23:46 pm »
 :jawdropping:
There's just no stopping you once you get going, Maurits ;D

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #53 on: March 13, 2015, 09:48:43 pm »
well, to be honest this is easy peachy, laying track a couple of metres per hour is not a problem, now the joy starts and that's going not so quick
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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #54 on: March 13, 2015, 11:14:24 pm »
Very Impressive track laying,looking good.
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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #55 on: March 14, 2015, 03:21:13 am »
Hi Maurits, you put me to shame. I am almost retired but cannot find time to make progress on Geominster. You seem to have so much time to work on the layout and what with moving to new house and all the jobs needed to make a home how do you get any time to work on building a complete fiddle yard in a couple of evenings?

Does Mrs Maurits ever see you awake?

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #56 on: March 14, 2015, 06:15:56 am »
 ;) well George, if I tell you that I have also a paid 40 and work wise 60 hour plus job than...

it looks like I am flying but this is only laid track, nothing else and I think it has costed me no more than 10 hours to do the fiddle yard which a massive part Sunday where I had 6 hours for my selves ;)

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #57 on: March 17, 2015, 09:53:39 pm »
evening all.

have had some fun with soldering droppers, connecting points and power reverse modules.

the first 13 sections are connected and I have had my first test night with 2 loco's completely computer controlled. so far my ideas and thoughts are working.



trains are able to make one full loop tomorrow I will connect track of the fiddle yard and than I should me able to test with 8 trains.

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #58 on: March 21, 2015, 08:15:07 am »
Happy Saturday all.

have done lots of running last 2 days do time for a little first movie


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwqiZ7FesFU

a few minor tweaks to do but really pleased so far

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Re: Hills and meadows - dcc and computer controlled
« Reply #59 on: March 21, 2015, 08:24:56 am »
Happy Saturday all.

have done lots of running last 2 days do time for a little first movie


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwqiZ7FesFU

a few minor tweaks to do but really pleased so far

Maurits video is private  :'(

M.
Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

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

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