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Author Topic: Gleneagles circa 1962  (Read 15185 times)

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #105 on: March 27, 2020, 12:27:23 AM »
Thank you all for the kind words. I was born in Perth and lived at Gleneagles so this is very much a "Home" project although I now live in Larbert.

It has been many years in gestation but now coming to fruition thanks to a very kind model layout practitioner.

I am not certain that the large gap between levels will be the final setup. I await the outcome.

The next progress will be to lay more track in the coming weeks and have the DCC wiring arranged, point controllers etc. installed.

It was due to be brought to me in early April but due to the current difficulties due to coronavirus I have suggested a delay until July. However work will progress as far as possible before location in my house.

Please take care everyone and Stay At Home Help Save Our NHS  And Save Lives.

I will post further updates as available as well as the finished article!

Cheers,

Brian
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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #106 on: March 30, 2020, 11:21:42 PM »
The distance between the top layer and fiddle yards is 440mm as per the heights on the plan.  The main reason for this is to ease the putting on and taking off of stock in the fiddle yard.  It’s the greatest spacing allowable with the ruling gradient and the slope space available.  Each board is solidly connected from base to top level In a kind of 3d jigsaw.  They’re all bolted and dowelled together and should come apart for transport.

New pics with some ballast laid following.
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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #107 on: March 30, 2020, 11:26:13 PM »
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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #108 on: March 30, 2020, 11:27:11 PM »
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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #109 on: March 30, 2020, 11:27:38 PM »
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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #110 on: March 31, 2020, 09:13:06 AM »
That's a hell of a lot neater than my previous attempt, clearly you have much more patience than I do  ::)

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #111 on: March 31, 2020, 03:24:57 PM »
Lawrence, I wish I could take the credit. However the layout is being constructed for me by Chris Gough.

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #112 on: March 31, 2020, 06:50:59 PM »
Lawrence, I wish I could take the credit. However the layout is being constructed for me by Chris Gough.

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Lucky sod  ;) :thumbsup:

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #113 on: April 08, 2020, 12:51:05 AM »
All my points will be switched by Cobalt Digital point motors which are addressed from the DCC system (thus allowing the computer system to switch points).

I will also have a pushbutton panel for the various areas of the layout which uses a very clever system which both transmits, via the Loconet (Digitrax communication bus), a “switch” message to the DCC system and hence the point(s), and also “sniffs” the DCC system so if the computer changes a point the panel will know and indicate this also.  This in fact gives me several ways to change a point:

•   Use the pushbutton panel (with its indicator LEDs) to change the road - some buttons will set routes rather than just single points (e.g. one button will change both ends of a loop siding in the fiddle yard)
•   Use the computer screen to manually change the point (the same route rather than point in some cases will apply here too, I'm just using the screen instead of the panel)
•   Use the computer system’s route setting facility to change a number of points on screen to go from here to there where the computer will automatically change all the points to set the route I’ve just asked it to complete
•   Use either the Zephyr Z52 (or any handheld I eventually add to the system) to punch in point number and change it (this is the least operator friendly way to do it!)

Signals work in a similar way..

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Re: Gleneagles circa 1962
« Reply #114 on: April 13, 2020, 11:52:06 PM »
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« Reply #115 on: April 13, 2020, 11:52:58 PM »
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« Reply #116 on: April 13, 2020, 11:53:41 PM »
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« Reply #117 on: April 13, 2020, 11:54:22 PM »
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« Reply #118 on: April 13, 2020, 11:55:00 PM »
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« Reply #119 on: April 13, 2020, 11:55:54 PM »
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