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Re: Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #4575 on: September 21, 2020, 07:36:38 PM »
This morning, I had a brief session in the garage before we went for a walk.  But first, I needed to visit the Train Shed to collect a coach and a ventilated van to test the newly laid track.  While I was in the Train Shed, I took the opportunity to reset the decoder of 5572 (see Post 4573).  Just to recap, I always program on the main except in the rare case when a loco loses its ID and I can't locate it, in which case there is no option but to put it on the program track.  I moved Loco 17 (5572) out of the Shipton run-around and set it to Program on Main, then entered the value of 33 into CV8.  I have since learned that it is necessary to switch off the power and then switch it on again to complete the reset.  I followed the reset by reprogramming CVs 2,3,4,5 and 6 back to their original values and all was well, except that it was now running in the wrong direction.   I set CV29 to a value of 7, 1 (reverse motor) + 2 (28 steps) + 4 (dual DC and DCC) and that did the trick.

Then I returned to the garage and propelled first the van and then the coach around the test track in both directions.  There was one joint where the van derailed at very high speeds (probably equivalent to scale speed of well over 100mph), but at more realistic speeds, all was fine.



 After that, we went for a nice walk in the country park, returning via the river.  When we had finished coffee, I had a little more time before our committee Zoom meeting so I had another brief trip to the Train Shed.  This time I reset Loco 16 (4571) but this was a little more disappointing.  There was still some of the stuttering present afterwards.  I later rechecked 5572 and confirmed that the problem hadnít been completely eradicated.  I tried fiddling with CV50, but to no avail.

After the meeting it was dinnertime and the postman brought me two packages.  The first contained the Scottish Region timetable from 1962 that I had ordered to complete the story about the Dinsdaleís trip to Scotland.  The second was the twin standard 2-6-2 tanks, both numbered 82029 (but only at the moment).



After dinnertime, I worked in the garden for awhile and then I returned to the garage.  I unpacked the first loco and here it is sitting on the rails of the test track.



I returned to the Train Shed and collected my Cobalt DC power supply, which has a 9V output, suitable for running in, although 6V would probably be more appropriate.  So I was able to trial test 82029 around the test track.



After that, I unpacked its twin, but things werenít quite so rosy.  It kept derailing at the trailing points on the left of the picture.  I reversed it and it ran bunker first, which was somewhat better, but still it occasionally derailed at the same points.  However, I was able to get a video of the two locos running in a tail chase. 



I had a go at realigning the track feeding into that point with some, but not total, success.  However, the speeds of the locos was somewhat greater that they would ever run on the layout.  So, if I get a DC controller, it may be possible to run them at more realistic speeds without mishap.  Both locos ran perfectly in the reverse direction.  Both locos are DCC ready so, when they are run in, I will fit a couple of decoders.
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Re: Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #4576 on: September 21, 2020, 09:01:54 PM »
Laurence, it seemed to me that the forward running loco was pausing, ever so slightly, entering the left point. No?

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Re: Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #4577 on: September 22, 2020, 06:32:50 AM »
Laurence, it seemed to me that the forward running loco was pausing, ever so slightly, entering the left point. No?
Actually, Leon, both locos were having a little head-shaking at that point in the clockwise direction.  However, both were OK in the reverse direction.  I think the problem is the tight radius and alignment at that point.  I did try to realign the track there but I may have to take up the whole length and cut another slightly longer piece.  I'll keep you posted.
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Re: Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #4578 on: September 22, 2020, 08:47:25 AM »
It was interesting to hear the different sound the '3MT' locomotives made when running through the turnouts.

That's certainly a useful test track.

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Re: Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #4579 on: September 22, 2020, 07:23:42 PM »
I only had a brief encounter with the Train Shed this morning.  We began the day as usual with a trip to J Sainsbury, which, for some reason, took a lot longer than normal.  However, before we went I did have time for my brief encounter.  First thing, I decided to order a simple DC controller for the test track and I also thought about some decoders for the 3MT tanks, once they are run in.  They are ready fitted with 6-pin sockets, so itís just a question of replacing the blanking card with a decoder.  My visit to the Train Shed was to ascertain what, if any, stock of decoders I have.  I turns out that I have one Zimo MX617N.  I would always like to keep a spare in hand, so I have ordered two more of the same.  The controller I have ordered is a Gaugemaster Combi 12v 1Amp Single Track Controller with Transformer, which should be sufficient for testing and running-in purposes.

After our shopping trip, we went off to the gyn and then returned for a late coffee.  While we were out, we had a delivery of aluminium tubes that I had ordered for the raised beds.  When we moved here, six years ago, I brought all the aluminium tubes that I had been using at our previous house.  However, they were all of the wrong size and I have been using the old adage of Ďmake do and mendí ever since.  But, this summer, I decided that I really did need to update my systems and so I ordered a new set of tubes.  I still have to order netting and fastenings but, at least, I have made a start.  Anyway, before dinnertime, I moved all the tubes round into the back garden.

After dinnertime, I strimmed around the raised beds and then cut the grass.  While I was doing that, Celia had been mixing home made compost with sharp sand to add to one of our ornamental beds.  So an hourís table tennis was a great relief to both of us, followed by a cup of tea in the summerhouse.  After that, while Celia distributed the grass cuttings as mulch, I mixer her some more sharp sand and compost.  By that time we were ready for a pair of teeth (Iím sorry Iíll read that again Ė aperitif), again in the summerhouse.  I suspect that it might be the last time we use the summerhouse this year, at least in summer mode.  Then I made chips from home-grown potatoes which are SO delicious, unlike anything you can buy.

Iím sorry there are no pictures today, but hereís an old video of what I hope to run tomorrow.


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Re: Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #4580 on: Today at 06:34:35 AM »
This morning was the expected grey morning and we began, as usual, with a walk into Hessle to the butchers.  Then, after an early coffee, we went off to the gym.  On the way home, we called in at Waitrose for another six bottles of wine, taking advantage of the generous £8 off if I spend more that £40.  That means I get six bottles of good South African wine for less than £6.50 a bottle.

In the afternoon, we went to the first U3A table tennis session for six months.  As long as we keep to no more than six players, we are allowed to play.  Then, after we arrived home again, I managed a running session in the Train Shed.  I ran the sequence that I posted yesterday.  The first picture was taken at 6.30am.  Here you can see Cranmore Hall at Platform 3 with the early morning train from Hereford to Paddington and, nearest the camera. 5572 with the first branch passenger of the day, headed for Norton.



The next picture was taken at ten past seven, with 46443 standing at Platform 3 while Tiverton Castle rushed through Platform 2 with the DOWN Dragon Beach Express.



The final picture was taken at ten minutes to eight, just after Stanier Class 5, 45206, had arrived at the creamery with the morning milk train.



In other news, my two Zimo decoders arrived in the post and are now awaiting the completion of running-in of the two BR standard 3MTs.
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Re: Marton Hinmarche
« Reply #4581 on: Today at 07:26:23 PM »
A wet day at the seaside

Today was our traditional playday and we decided to go to Hornsea.  However, as we left home, the rain was beginning to fall and it became quite heavy on the way there.  But, by the time we arrived, things were looking up and the rain had almost stopped.  We had a cup of coffee, but the management attitude was quite draconian and we werenít allowed to look at the cake selection.  After coffee, we walked along the front as far as we could in a northerly direction and then back along the lower level.  The roar of the breakers was quite awesome and, towards the end, we had to dodge the columns of spray from the waves.

We called in at a local Alfa garage on the way home because one of out dipped headlights had failed.  However, he need a while to look at it, so we returned home for dinnertime and then I took the car back in the early afternoon.  It did give me time to walk up to Waitrose, a distance of only five furlongs (I paced it out).  On my way back to the garage, there was a mother and father of a thunderstorm.  Fortunately, I was able to shelter under a fir tree that was overhanging from someoneís front garden.  By the time the storm had finished, the road was white with hailstones and cars were having difficulty ascending the small slope.

I had planned to have a good session in the garage working on the baseboards.  But, by the time I returned, time was getting short.  However, I made a start and, firstly, had a look at fitting Wago 221 connectors to the droppers from the power joiners.



Unfortunately, I was not sure how to secure them.  There are mountings available, but a little guidance from forum members might come in handy.  Then I had a look at where I would fit the two Cobalt Digital IP servos for the points.



I didnít actually achieve very much today, but I think that tomorrow, I may begin by ripping up the curved track between the two points and re-laying it to prevent the misbehaviour of the two locos when entering the trailing turnout.  There is no hurry to get the board up and running yet because the DC controller will probably not arrive until Monday or Tuesday.
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