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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #195 on: January 12, 2020, 12:07:12 PM »
Actually, they look pretty good to me.
What did you use please?
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #196 on: January 12, 2020, 09:09:49 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
 Agree wiyh Martin, palm trees in Cornwall come in all shapes & sizes
     regards Derek.

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #197 on: January 12, 2020, 09:54:40 PM »
Just caught up with this fantastic layout, very inspirational thanks for sharing.
Best regards
Rowlie

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #198 on: January 13, 2020, 06:44:12 AM »
Thanks! ;D

What did you use please?

Very straightforward: wire, paper, acrylic paint and a few drops of superglue ;)

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #199 on: January 13, 2020, 07:54:23 AM »
Seem a bit thin, but I'm comparing them to Aussie ones  ;) :beers:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #200 on: January 15, 2020, 10:33:48 PM »
One thing I have always loved about Cornwall - Palm Trees. IN ENGLAND!!!! Thanks Gulf Stream.

Who needs to holiday in the West Indies? Saves a fortune on holiday travel.  :thumbsup:
Some situations in life are like dairy cows. When you see 'em you just gotta milk 'em.

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #201 on: February 08, 2020, 03:22:10 PM »
 :hellosign:

I fitted a Mk1 coach with a flashing tail light today:



The tail light is fully operational. I used a Train Tech kit (AL1) which had to be quite heavily modified to fit in the coach without removing the interior. The LED type 0603 I used is pretty accurate in size. It is battery powered and triggered by motion. It stops automatically after 4-5 minutes when no further movement is detected.

It works great but I'll never do that again. At least not today :D

Cheers
Christoph

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #202 on: February 08, 2020, 08:39:22 PM »
Hello Christoph,

Sorry to bug you in this forum, too :) , but I have one more question about your great work. So, It is always turned on and gets activated by motion. Does that mean that the battery is always powering the tail lights? Then I would be wondering how long the battery will last. Or did you also include a power switch to turn it off when the coach goes to... sleep? Or maybe I didnít get it (most likely :) ). Anyway, amazing work :)

Cheers, Mark

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #203 on: February 08, 2020, 09:50:50 PM »
Hello Christoph,

[...] So, It is always turned on and gets activated by motion. Does that mean that the battery is always powering the tail lights? Then I would be wondering how long the battery will last. Or did you also include a power switch to turn it off when the coach goes to... sleep? Or maybe I didnít get it (most likely :) ). Anyway, amazing work :)

Cheers, Mark

Hello Mark,

there's no switch. The little circuit board has a motion detector which is triggered by the slightest shudder. Even clapping your hand nearby may set it off. As soon as no more motion is detected, the unit automatically cuts power after a couple of minutes. According to the manufacturer the battery should last for quite a while.

I hope that answers your question  :)

Cheers
Christoph

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #204 on: February 08, 2020, 10:44:05 PM »
Brilliant work.  :thumbsup:

Any pics of the the installation inside? I'd love to see inside!

Yeah, the battery should last for ages.
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #205 on: February 09, 2020, 09:51:39 AM »
Brilliant work.  :thumbsup:

Any pics of the the installation inside? I'd love to see inside!

Thanks! ;D

Once you have separated the circuit board from the bulky battery clip, the installation is pretty straightforward. All components are held in place with some Blu-Tack. I could have cut out some of the plastic around the roof section to hide the flashing unit even more...



...but as you can see in the second picture there's not much visible anyway:





Here's a short video:



Cheers!

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #206 on: February 09, 2020, 10:27:19 AM »
Awesome! Thanks for posting the insides!  :thumbsup:

The video is great. Not only does the flashing tail light look good, but the station lighting is fantastic.

At first glance, you'd think you were looking at a nighttime video of the real thing!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
« Last Edit: February 09, 2020, 10:31:51 AM by Bealman »
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #207 on: February 16, 2020, 06:32:38 PM »
@Bealman Thanks mate! :)

Today I fitted the canopy with LED lit departure boards. Unfortunately they look quite terrible from a closer distance so I'm calling this experiment a failure.



Out printer at work is able to reproduce extremely tiny (and still crisp) characters on PVC foil but the light bleeds through the black colour. Looks: :thumbsup:, function: :thumbsdown:

So I tried something a lot more basic: I applied a coat of black colour on one side and scratched some lines away... not quite the Real McCoy. Has anyone of you done something similar before?

Any suggestions? :helpneededsign:

My personal favourite solution, of course, are working OLED displays :laugh3:

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #208 on: February 16, 2020, 10:36:42 PM »
There's a review of working boards in the December RM. They're for 00, unfortunately, but the article suggests they could be used as big station concourse display in N.
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #209 on: February 16, 2020, 10:50:38 PM »
Very nice layout and those tail lights are very effective.
Lil Chris
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my old layout was East Lancashire Lines.

 

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