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Author Topic: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout  (Read 11752 times)

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #375 on: February 11, 2019, 08:38:50 AM »
Some people who enjoy the clickety-clack have certainly gone for cutting fine slots in the rail head of flexi track. I think I'd be concerned it creates another dirt trap though.
There was a OO London Underground layout from a modeller in Great Yarmouth doing the exhibition circuit in East Anglia a few years ago?

It had slots cut in the rail head to replicate the 'clickity-clack', and it worked well and sounded very good....
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #376 on: February 11, 2019, 02:57:58 PM »
To make a change from my day to day work on the layout (glue track down - scratch head - lift track up again - glue track down - scratch head etc. etc. ) I have done some actual scenic modelling!

The little junk pile is kit-bashed from a free HO concrete mixer plast kit which came on the front of CM a couple of months ago!:D







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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #377 on: February 11, 2019, 04:42:49 PM »
Does anybody know of a good 1:160 modern dumper truck for gravel loads?

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #378 on: February 11, 2019, 05:02:19 PM »
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« Reply #379 on: February 11, 2019, 05:06:51 PM »

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #380 on: February 11, 2019, 05:25:47 PM »
As my 6 year old grand-daughter has been saying for over three years now...

You’re welcome. :D
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #381 on: February 11, 2019, 07:21:40 PM »
Scenery is looking good. It's always amazing how it helps a layout to come alive. Well done.

Cheers
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #382 on: February 11, 2019, 09:30:56 PM »
I love the bushes and the undergrowth Matt. Really convincing. :thumbsup:
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« Reply #383 on: February 11, 2019, 10:10:16 PM »
I love the bushes and the undergrowth Matt. Really convincing. :thumbsup:

Cheers John and Michael, glad you find it effective!  :beers:

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #384 on: February 11, 2019, 10:47:04 PM »
If I wanted a few functional Viessman lattice mast lights/ platform lights etc. what do I need in addition to the lights themselves to make them work?  :hmmm:

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #385 on: February 12, 2019, 07:46:58 AM »
Er... a power supply?   :D     These things are typically designed for around 15V, lights will usually work on AC or DC but check the instructions of whatever you buy.   If you're going to run several lights then make sure your power supply can handle the total current draw.

I'd advise running a separate supply and power bus for lights - don't waste the DCC track power.

I often find the lights look better on a slightly lower voltage, so if you have an old DC controller you could use that with the voltage adjusted to how you like it? 

https://viessmann-modell.com/media/pdf/5a/57/84/6463Rlrw4LYNygGgp.pdf
« Last Edit: February 12, 2019, 07:50:29 AM by ntpntpntp »
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #386 on: February 12, 2019, 08:09:48 AM »
Er... a power supply?   :D     


Hey Nick,

I've got a basic Gaugemaster analogue track controller, would that do the trick? I figured I would have a seperate power bus, that will be simple enough. I can have different coloured wires - hurrah!

I just got a bit confused because I saw all the expensive modules and whatnot on the Viessmann website. Glad they won'tt be required.

Cheers for the instructions, that is most interesting!

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #387 on: February 12, 2019, 08:12:47 AM »
Hmm what's this about a resistor? Will I need to have one - I guess I just solder it inline?



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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #388 on: February 12, 2019, 08:49:53 AM »
Hmm what's this about a resistor? Will I need to have one - I guess I just solder it inline?



Should come with the resistor already fitted, as it's sold with instructions for 14-16V
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« Reply #389 on: February 12, 2019, 08:53:15 AM »
I've got a basic Gaugemaster analogue track controller, would that do the trick?

Yes will do the job fine up to about 1 amp probably.
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