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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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