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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #345 on: October 09, 2017, 06:28:05 PM »
What a lovely photograph, Steve!  Kato is certainly a very fine fellow and will be great company in your modelling endeavours.

Best wishes.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #346 on: October 09, 2017, 08:17:44 PM »
I'm sure you'll have a better relationship with Kato than Peter Sellers had with his ;)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #347 on: October 09, 2017, 08:34:07 PM »
Handsome fella, and even next to N Gauge, looks like a big one. I speak as a 30-year veteran of Maine Coon hosting!

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #348 on: October 09, 2017, 08:58:00 PM »
Handsome fella, and even next to N Gauge, looks like a big one. I speak as a 30-year veteran of Maine Coon hosting!

Hi,

Had to look that up so for others like me....

https://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/maine-coon-cats-24__605.jpg

Sorry for the hijack.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #349 on: October 10, 2017, 08:59:46 AM »
I'm sure you'll have a better relationship with Kato than Peter Sellers had with his ;)

There are many similarities... :o

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #350 on: October 10, 2017, 09:02:00 AM »
Handsome fella, and even next to N Gauge, looks like a big one. I speak as a 30-year veteran of Maine Coon hosting!

Nah, must be the camera angle.  He's just a regular size moggie, nowhere near the size of some British Shorthairs yet alone a Maine Coon!

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #351 on: October 10, 2017, 11:26:44 AM »


After inital testing with a cheapie Bachmann DC controller all of the gubbins for DCC operation is going in, including computer control.  Iím using a Lenz system for handsets, train control and train detection, with a Digitrax subsystem to operate points and signals off a dedicated LocoNet bus.

Iíve salvaged all of the equipment from my 2 previous layouts so far, but have cut the large timber boards I used before into smaller sections to better fit the spaces under the new layout.

Photo shows a Lenz LR101 feedback module linked to 4 Lenz LB101 block detector modules, giving 8 detected sections in total.  Iíve got rather a lot of these, so theyíll be popping up all over (under?) the layout in the near future.

Iím using red and black wires for the DCC bus, green and yellow for the feedback bus and brown for a separate AC power feed where needed by modules.  Some of the sections have short lengths of blue and white Kato wires/plugs fitted, others will have have wires to the screw terminals.




Iíve never been much for planning on paper or computer, instead doing it in my head and on the board - I can visualise things better that way.  When it comes to section breaks and wiring, however, my brain does need a little help. :-[  Scribbling on photos is my preferred way, works even better on the iPad now with IOS 11 8)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #352 on: October 10, 2017, 07:09:43 PM »
Blimey, Steve!

All these gizmos are scary biscuits; I think I'll stick to DC.

I completely agree with you regarding the in-head and on-site planning.

All the very best.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #353 on: October 10, 2017, 10:01:37 PM »
 :hellosign: Thanks for the update Steve although I admit that electrickity is totally over my head
    regards Derek.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #354 on: October 11, 2017, 09:34:40 AM »
All these gizmos are scary biscuits; I think I'll stick to DC.

Thanks for the update Steve although I admit that electrickity is totally over my head

I'm told that if I remember it always flows downhill I won't go far wrong ;)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #355 on: October 11, 2017, 12:16:10 PM »
The principle of electricity is actually very simple.  This might help http://www.explainthatstuff.com/electricity.html
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #356 on: October 11, 2017, 01:42:04 PM »
All these gizmos are scary biscuits; I think I'll stick to DC.

Thanks for the update Steve although I admit that electrickity is totally over my head

I'm told that if I remember it always flows downhill I won't go far wrong ;)
Which is why mains sockets have those little shutters on them. They stop it leaking out onto the carpet.  ::)

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #357 on: October 11, 2017, 07:14:35 PM »
All these gizmos are scary biscuits; I think I'll stick to DC.

Thanks for the update Steve although I admit that electrickity is totally over my head

I'm told that if I remember it always flows downhill I won't go far wrong ;)

I grew up in sunny Ayrshire: one of the local wonders is the 'Electric Brae' where things flow uphill!   :confused1:

I think the chance of the wonderful 'Capital Lines' relocating to Croy is probably a tad remote, so you ought to be safe with this advice.   :beers:

All the very best.

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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #358 on: October 12, 2017, 12:42:48 AM »
All these gizmos are scary biscuits; I think I'll stick to DC.

Thanks for the update Steve although I admit that electrickity is totally over my head

I'm told that if I remember it always flows downhill I won't go far wrong ;)
Which is why mains sockets have those little shutters on them. They stop it leaking out onto the carpet.  ::)
I allways thought electricity flows upwards to the sky as its natural instinct is to return to the clouds where it came from in the first place. (That's also why so much computing has been move to the cloud due to the large amounts of free electricity up there).
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Re: The Capital Lines
« Reply #359 on: October 12, 2017, 09:42:49 AM »
Straight after breakfast I got stuck in to modifying points for the next section of track and installing proper bus-related wiring to replace some of my temporary stuff.  If I don't crack on with such repetitious work first thing I'll sit down all day thinking about it...

 

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