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Author Topic: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920  (Read 28711 times)

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #285 on: September 14, 2018, 09:50:10 am »
Thank you Newportnobby. I fact, there is not one model "off the shelf" for my region (Belgian State Railway) and my period (1920-1930). I buy models (all occasions) that are closely related (ex Prussian war damage locomotive) from the normal brands (Minitrix, Arnold, Fleischmann, ...) and transform them. I'm also scratch building some models, and some kits are also welcome (eg Langley's LNER "Camel" Sentinel steam railcar, Belgium bought 3 units from the LNER in 1930). I made a small video of the test runs of the latter, which might interest you all.


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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #286 on: September 14, 2018, 04:08:48 pm »
Thank you, Michiel.
I guessed the stock was kit built or modified - something I am not able to do :(
The Sentinel looks good but a little noisy at slow speed. It seems to quieten down at higher speed.

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #287 on: September 14, 2018, 05:12:52 pm »
You are right about the noise. I did not know the Tomytec motors, and selected it for it's size. It's small enough to keep the entire passengers cabin AND both steering cabins free. It sits exactly where the original steam motor sat. But the noise... I hope to be able to reduse the noise a little with modified decoder settings. We'll see...

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #288 on: September 14, 2018, 05:16:00 pm »
You are right about the noise. I did not know the Tomytec motors, and selected it for it's size. It's small enough to keep the entire passengers cabin AND both steering cabins free. It sits exactly where the original steam motor sat. But the noise... I hope to be able to reduse the noise a little with modified decoder settings. We'll see...

They are not usually noisy.  Is it noisy when not in the model?

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #289 on: September 14, 2018, 05:37:37 pm »
The noise is the same, inside or outside the model. The noise is only at low velocity. When running at medium speed, or fast, the noise is gone. But unfortunately this model only runs very slowly. The Tomytec motors seem to be made for HSTs and Bullettrains...  ::)

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #290 on: September 14, 2018, 05:40:26 pm »
If it is a cardan drive type it sounds as though it is not lined up correctly.

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #291 on: September 14, 2018, 05:53:49 pm »
It's not a cardan type of drive, but worm and worm wheel drive (is it called that way in english?). To me the decoder is using too much feedback, but I need to play with the decoder settings yet to see if it has any impact.

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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #292 on: September 14, 2018, 10:23:57 pm »
Good to see an update Michiel.

Love the clips - this is certainly a layout full of unique character.



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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #293 on: September 15, 2018, 01:07:38 pm »
Thank you, Southernboy. It's slowly coming togehter, but fortunately I still have huge amounts of work to get it somewhat presentable. I just made another very short video of the first use of platform 9 in my station ( platforms 6 till 8 are not yet build).


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Re: LX1920 - station Brussels-Luxemburg anno 1920
« Reply #294 on: September 24, 2018, 09:27:48 am »
Last weekend I placed the first 3 platforms in full length. Trains are stopping with a reason now, en not just in an abstract open space. It makes a huge difference when running the trains, and watching them to halt, wait and leave again.

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