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Offline daveg

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #300 on: August 15, 2018, 07:32:12 am »
Thanks for the video.

Ensbourne looks brilliant.

Shame you have to part with it. Hope it finds a good home.

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #301 on: August 15, 2018, 08:43:05 am »
Just caught up with this.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I I lived a bit closer I'd be interested in buying it!  :beers:


Well it fits in a small hatchback.


 


I would deliver it but when I try to get directions from Bexhill to Wollongong from google maps it replies with ‘Cannot find route’ so guess you will have to go without.

Or maybe I can FedEx it to your local bus stop.  :beers:
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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #302 on: August 15, 2018, 09:46:00 am »
Such a shame it has to go but someone is going to get a huge amount of fun out of it so I hope it finds a good home.

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #303 on: August 15, 2018, 10:52:54 am »
Just caught up with this.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I I lived a bit closer I'd be interested in buying it!  :beers:


Well it fits in a small hatchback.


 


I would deliver it but when I try to get directions from Bexhill to Wollongong from google maps it replies with ‘Cannot find route’ so guess you will have to go without.

Or maybe I can FedEx it to your local bus stop.  :beers:


Dunno how it would fare in the belly of a 767 though!  ;)

Best of luck with the sale.  :beers:
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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #304 on: September 04, 2018, 01:10:07 pm »
Now that I almost exclusively operate the layout from the front I cannot see what is happening on the rear main tracks as they are now below my line of sight.

I have for some time had a El Cheepo hard wired security camera and also a redundant TV monitor.

Solution, remove the camera innards from the weatherproof case.



And mount it through the retaining wall.



I can now see the trains in the cutting. The camera also has a microphone so I can also hear the trains running past.

To finish it off I will rebuild that section of wall as a refuge.


Genius! Just came across this post and it's a very clever idea! I have enjoyed reading about how the layout developed. Any new projects?

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Re: A New Start
« Reply #305 on: September 04, 2018, 01:31:32 pm »
As I am V slowly getting on with track laying on the Main (Lower) level for the R/H baseboard (Spring in the Garden).
I thought I would publish the wiring diagram for the Main (Lower) level, both Left and Right

It seems to me that there are modellers who do not bother with a wiring diagram and then two years later have a problem which they cannot solve for the lack of one. When asking advice on short circuits, overloads, and just 'It Stopped Working'  a lack of an accurate record will result in lot of head scratching!


@colpatben - Can you tell me what software you used for the wiring diagrams. Yours look good and I am just about to take your advice and get drawing mine!

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #306 on: September 04, 2018, 02:48:55 pm »
Having travelled back in time it would appear to be 'XTrackCad'

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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #307 on: September 04, 2018, 07:45:12 pm »
As I am V slowly getting on with track laying on the Main (Lower) level for the R/H baseboard (Spring in the Garden).
I thought I would publish the wiring diagram for the Main (Lower) level, both Left and Right

It seems to me that there are modellers who do not bother with a wiring diagram and then two years later have a problem which they cannot solve for the lack of one. When asking advice on short circuits, overloads, and just 'It Stopped Working'  a lack of an accurate record will result in lot of head scratching!





 Can you tell me what software you used for the wiring diagrams. Yours look good and I am just about to take your advice and get drawing mine!


@DarrwestLU6 The software is ACAD LT 2003, an old 8 bit programme that I have had for many years and as I cannot afford to keep it up to date I have to run it on an old Vista M/C. It suits me as I ’Cut my Teeth’ on AutoCAD.

I have continuously updated them as the layout progressed and your timely post has prompted me finalise a set of drawings as ‘Ensbourne’  has been sold and is off to its new home in three days time on Friday 7th September MIXED  :'( and  :wave:


Having travelled back in time it would appear to be 'XTrackCad'


NN You are correct regarding the track plans but for the wiring diagram post you needed to go back to here,

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=26446.msg290098#msg290098

@Newportnobby. In your defence it was only one post and I have had to insert the wiring diagram in this post.
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Re: Ensbourne
« Reply #308 on: September 04, 2018, 08:04:16 pm »
Although my original background was in electronics, I do find all these dinosaur wiring diagrams rather confusing.  Using DCC, there are only two wires, the DCC bus.  Everything else is either droppers or point motor feeders connecting directly to the DCC bus.  Using Cobalts has considerably simplified the point motor connections.
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