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Author Topic: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920  (Read 28635 times)

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #60 on: March 07, 2016, 09:28:38 am »
It's going to look awesome, especially when filled with stock :goggleeyes:

All 20 points have been modified electrically to keep them reliable on the long term.

Can I ask what you have done to them, Michiel?

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #61 on: March 07, 2016, 10:28:25 am »
The problem with these ST5/6 points is that the point rail get electrically feeded by their contact with the stock rail. The point rails are at the same time their own switches. This is nice when the points are new, but once corrosion, glue, paint and dust have done their work, electrical contact is becoming problematic. Point rail lose electrical tension, trains are getting stuck more and more frequent on the points, the modeller is getting frustrated.

I made a fixed connections between point rail and stock rail, by a soldered wire between them. No more problem on that issue (but that might introduce some other issues, which I will deal with later)



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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #62 on: March 12, 2016, 12:37:59 pm »
It' weekend again, so time for some modeling. All tracks of the hidden yard have been wired. The cascade of orange wires are the 80 occupancy signalling wires, waiting for connection to the feedback modules. I just need to solder the occupancy detectors ( diode circuits as current detectors) to all tracks of yard North.
« Last Edit: October 19, 2017, 10:12:12 am by Michiel »

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #63 on: March 12, 2016, 01:24:34 pm »
What can I say but........... :goggleeyes: :jawdropping:

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #64 on: March 12, 2016, 02:17:14 pm »
Highly impressive work, Michiel. Thanks for the update.

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #65 on: March 13, 2016, 10:50:22 am »
All diode circuits have been placed and connected. The driving tests were positive (with the Nohab, because the Class 55 has a burned out motor). Next step: feeding the points...
« Last Edit: October 19, 2017, 10:12:38 am by Michiel »

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #66 on: March 13, 2016, 12:37:21 pm »
This looks impressive, Michiel.  :goggleeyes:
The size of your storage yards is stunning.

Lookig forward to when you progress to scenic development.

Thanks for posting.

Michael

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #67 on: March 13, 2016, 01:37:12 pm »
Hi Michiel,

You are making good progress there :thumbsup:.
I see you use the same nifty diode circuits as in your old layout (Brussel Noord).
Are you using them only for occupancy detection or also to activate some relays?

André



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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #68 on: March 13, 2016, 02:17:44 pm »
You are very observant! I use these diode circuits only for occupancy detection. Nothing else.

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #69 on: March 14, 2016, 04:42:29 pm »
WOW!

regards

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #70 on: March 15, 2016, 07:31:14 am »
Thank you for your expression of amazement, Shaun.  :D  and for your feedback.  ;)

@Mika, I'm also look forward to the moment I can begin with the scenic part of the layout. But that has to wait until the hidden yard is ready, and can be covered by the upper part: the actual station of Brussels-Luxemburg.
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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #71 on: March 16, 2016, 08:04:32 pm »
I'm busy connecting points. Every point is fed individually to ensure the electrical operation in the long run. The first street of points is ready, three more to go...
« Last Edit: October 19, 2017, 10:14:38 am by Michiel »

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #72 on: March 19, 2016, 04:59:51 pm »
Very nice models, Michiel. A pity the Belgian one is not available RTR.

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #73 on: March 20, 2016, 06:31:10 pm »
Indeed a pity that so few Belgian locomotives and carriages are produced. But IF they would, then they would be unpayable. The number of Belgian scale N adepts is very low, maybe a few dozen. Production cost would be too high for the few units expected to be bought.

But beside that, I continued with my layout, and wired all 37 points individually. They are now all fed. I tested them briefly with a locomotive, and no short-circuit. So, next step are the two turning loops...
« Last Edit: October 19, 2017, 10:15:51 am by Michiel »

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #74 on: March 20, 2016, 06:47:18 pm »
Thanks, Michiel; that's a very impressive amount of trackwork.

 

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