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Re: Moorpark Junction
« Reply #150 on: June 01, 2020, 04:47:15 AM »
Although if yours is a genuine Roku Maus then it must have some novelty value. :bounce:

Maybe that's the issue. Maybe it wants to stream TV content onto my layout and I don't have large enough indicator boards on the platforms.
 ???

This is a confusing hobby sometimes.
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Re: Moorpark Junction
« Reply #151 on: June 01, 2020, 05:17:08 AM »
I'm just going to say, those PECO rail buffer stops are the most fiddly bl**dy things I've ever tried to put together, and they comprise three pieces of plastic. I've rebuilt cars with fewer problems than putting one of those together. What the hell plastic are they made from? They refuse any kind of adhesive at all, I think they were made out of the frictionless stuff that they put on the SpaceX rocket. And trying to fit them to the track, that's a whole new world of hurt.

And those IRJ's? Don't get me started. The sooner PECO get their tooling together and get every turnout and crossover switched over to the Unifrog model, that's the day the world will be a happier place.

*Deep breath*

Just doing a mental tally now - all the DCC wiring bus(es) are in place and the DC bus is firing. I think I said before I've got six DCC power districts and I've split the wiring down the middle of the East/West divide, isolating each district and each half from each other. The DC bus is split East/West also, but one district. The power district setup is solely to let me isolate any problems as I go, and I'm glad that I stuck to my schematics as I've had some odd issues that would have taken me days to troubleshoot if I couldn't shut down power to each district and focus in on the one causing the problem.

I think I've got seven points left to go out of 35 (?) - three more in the TMD, and four in the goods yard/carriage sidings. Once those are installed the major wiring and DCC programming is complete. The droppers to the track I can do in my sleep at this point, I think I've got 180+ pairs of droppers. Overkill, I know, but I love knowing that I've got zero dead spots on the track.

Who said DCC was two wires?

Pah! Add in 35 pairs of point motor feeds, 35 frog feeds, juicers for the crossovers, and signal controllers and that's more wires than I can count (although I have labelled them all in case some poor sod has to try to figure it all out!)

One point per day and one connecting piece of track per day and by next Sunday I can high-five myself and ask SWMBO to perform the ribbon-cutting. On a moonscape of a layout, but then the fun starts.

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Re: Moorpark Junction
« Reply #152 on: June 01, 2020, 05:52:17 AM »
Yes had to water her at quainton  road and london plus check pipes, vacuum , toilet discharge etc and water fillers
Chris, @crewearpley40 why were the 4TC toilets "out of use while on London Underground metals?" Do they drain srtaight onto the fourth rail or something?

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Re: Moorpark Junction
« Reply #153 on: June 01, 2020, 06:27:01 AM »
Yeah, those Peco buffer stops are notorious.

I have a lot of them on the B&CE, but remember the issues with them very well. I finally achieved success with superglue, but have had issues with paint flaking off over the years.

They are overscale too, but I don't know if etched brass kits are available.

If they are,  not only would they look better, but they are probably easier to put together!
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Moorpark Junction
« Reply #154 on: June 01, 2020, 06:39:54 AM »
Yes had to water her at quainton  road and london plus check pipes, vacuum , toilet discharge etc and water fillers
Chris, @crewearpley40 why were the 4TC toilets "out of use while on London Underground metals?" Do they drain srtaight onto the fourth rail or something?
  were not out of use  they were constantly  in use and yes drain directly out

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Re: Moorpark Junction
« Reply #155 on: June 01, 2020, 07:49:14 AM »
..those PECO rail buffer stops are the most fiddly bl**dy things I've ever tried to put together, and they comprise three pieces of plastic. I've rebuilt cars with fewer problems than putting one of those together. What the hell plastic are they made from? They refuse any kind of adhesive at all,
Yes, agreed, they are fiddly, but I 'built' and glued all of mine perfectly well with polystyrene cement! Giving the glue some hours to dry resulted in buffers that are more than strong enough, even for me to drill two tiny 0.5mm holes in the buffer beams to thread the wires for my little red SMDs. Due to a few space restrictions - and to be a little different - I removed the rear-facing bits which meant I had the two front feet and the verticals to use to secure to the track. For the feet, I dug two small, squarish holes in the ballast and glued with a blob of neat PVA. After that, carefully worked in a little 'wet' ballast to cover up the remaining hole. No need for any adhesive where the 'fork' in the vertical straddles the rail top. Weathered and painted prior to installation. Job done!

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Re: Moorpark Junction
« Reply #156 on: June 01, 2020, 07:55:24 AM »
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I've stlll managed to burn myself on the soldering iron,

I can only sympathise with that. Numerous burns later I still canít stop myself grabbing for the soldering iron as it topples. I am glad to say nearly all done with soldering. Apart from the traverse lines and a couple of points I am having to re-lay.
That was my fault as I had skimped on the screws on the point motor and of course it dropped.

Looking forward to seeing your scenic work develop.
Not sure its supposed to do that

 

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