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Offline Quicknick

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Re: Truro Layout
« Reply #60 on: November 23, 2018, 06:47:09 AM »
Non Conformance fixed!

Two siding adjusted, a couple of hours to lift them, raise them up 6mm, and then re-fit.
The gradient is about 1.5% and looks as per location too.
The scrap of plywood is about 9mm which will be the platform/dock height roughly.





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Re: Truro Layout
« Reply #61 on: November 23, 2018, 07:07:26 AM »
Glad that you were able to fix this. I was going to suggest using balsa wood. Differences in height do add to the realism of a layout I think.

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Re: Truro Layout
« Reply #62 on: November 23, 2018, 08:19:46 AM »
Really impressive layout. I really like the cattle dock inclines
Great work
Not sure its supposed to do that

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Re: Truro Layout
« Reply #63 on: November 23, 2018, 08:40:00 AM »
Looking good.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Truro Layout
« Reply #64 on: December 13, 2018, 11:57:23 AM »
Back to one of the harder jobs, sitting underneath the baseboard and fitting and wiring point motors.
Also connecting the power dropper wires to the main supply bus.

I use 2.5mm red and black wires for the main DCC bus, and solder the droppers at convenient locations.
I connect a multimeter across the bus, set on the ohm scale, with buzzer enabled.
It gives an instant alert to any shorts, saves trying to track back to a previous joint, its saves hrs!

The fiddle yard now has all its motors fitted, just need to build a panel.
St Austell and the clay siding have no motors yet, scheduled for next month budget lol!
But I do have all the main double lines powered and successfully ran trains all the way round both ways, so its a good day.

At last I can now have a running day again, its been a while. :-)

I have some pics but cant get them loaded yet.


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Re: Truro Layout
« Reply #65 on: December 13, 2018, 08:29:47 PM »
Back to one of the harder jobs, sitting underneath the baseboard and fitting and wiring point motors.
Also connecting the power dropper wires to the main supply bus.

I use 2.5mm red and black wires for the main DCC bus, and solder the droppers at convenient locations.
I connect a multimeter across the bus, set on the ohm scale, with buzzer enabled.
It gives an instant alert to any shorts, saves trying to track back to a previous joint, its saves hrs!

The fiddle yard now has all its motors fitted, just need to build a panel.
St Austell and the clay siding have no motors yet, scheduled for next month budget lol!
But I do have all the main double lines powered and successfully ran trains all the way round both ways, so its a good day.

At last I can now have a running day again, its been a while. :-)

I have some pics but cant get them loaded yet.

A bit of before and after, not quite finished, and will tidy up the wires when everything is in place. The yellow wires are from double slip / x-over.

I will use the 2nd switch in the cobalt point motors to isolate adjacent track sections. Makes it idiot proof if you forget to set the route correctly.








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Re: Truro Layout
« Reply #66 on: June 18, 2019, 01:19:33 PM »
My new job has kept me busy lately, but recently I been have been working on the remaining control panels.

St Austell Station
St Austell Yard
DCC Fault Panel - 5 Zone

As I had some spare printed vinyl fascia's I also made 2 DCC Fault panels for my local model rail club as well.
One for their 00 room and one for the N Scale room. My 5 zone one uses 5mm Hi intensity Leds, the 10 zone ones have 10mm Leds.

They all use similiar construction:
Aluminium sheet 1.6mm
Self adhesive vinyl fascia
Pine box assembly with a varnished wooden trim.
Painted Brunswick Green
Cable entry 20mm plastic conduit
Terminal connection are secured with silicone sealant, no screws.
Switches ar DPDT, led indicators have 470ohm resister in series.
Control panels red/black wires input the 9v supply, and the blue/yellow wires go to control the Cobolt point motors.

Front of Control Panels


Back view 1


Back view 2


Back view 3


DCC Fault panels


DCC fault panel back view

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Re: Truro Layout
« Reply #67 on: June 18, 2019, 01:52:32 PM »
That is a highly impressive collection of control panels and fault panel boxes.

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Re: Truro Layout
« Reply #68 on: June 18, 2019, 02:47:57 PM »
Very neat wiring, thank you for posting the photos.  I really must try harder with my next layout: this is the standard to aim for.

Richard

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Re: Truro Layout
« Reply #69 on: June 18, 2019, 03:18:42 PM »
Not sure I wanted to see those. It makes the one I made look absolute rubbish :-[
Lovely job.

 

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