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Author Topic: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney  (Read 60484 times)

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #120 on: July 23, 2013, 09:48:03 AM »
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Still playing catch-up with this marvellous thread, Caz, and pondering the smoke effect inside the tunnel. From what I've seen of the smoke unit you're using, it can be powered with rechargeable batteries and has its own manual switch (I'm not sure about the latter, but that's what it looked like in the pictures). So my question is whether it would be possible to manually trigger the smoke effect on a good old-fashioned DC layout?

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #121 on: July 23, 2013, 10:13:28 AM »
The smoke unit is powered from one of the buses, can be either 12vDC or 15v AC from memory, AC seems to work best, starts it smoking quicker.  My unit is triggered by track occupation and type of loco so it only comes on if it is a steamer, that's the beauty of DCC, not sure how you would trigger it using DC, perhaps one of those opto gizmos from Heathcotes

I've used the Suethe 117 generators which are larger than the type that fit into locos as you get a longer smoke time, here's a link to where I buy mine and the they also do various perfumed oils  http://www.ebay.com/itm/SEUTHE-No-117E-SMOKE-GENERATOR-UNIT-NEW-/321138986856?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item4ac5600f68

The perfumed oils are for some reason not listed in his eBay store but on their website, see http://www.petersspares.com/megasteam-smoke-oils-wtih-smells.irc

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #122 on: July 23, 2013, 11:59:30 AM »
On DC you could trigger it with a reed switch in the track and fit magnets to kettles only so diesels won't trigger it ;)


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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #123 on: July 23, 2013, 02:52:49 PM »
Hi Caz

From the time the unit is triggered, how long is it before there is enough smoke to give the right effect. Just wondering about speed of trains and time in the tunnel.

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #124 on: July 23, 2013, 03:13:55 PM »
The smoke unit is powered from one of the buses, can be either 12vDC or 15v AC from memory, AC seems to work best, starts it smoking quicker.  My unit is triggered by track occupation and type of loco so it only comes on if it is a steamer, that's the beauty of DCC, not sure how you would trigger it using DC, perhaps one of those opto gizmos from Heathcotes

Thanks for the details, Caz. I'll be sure to store them all until I can make use of them.

I think you've started something with this tunnel smoke idea  ;)

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #125 on: July 23, 2013, 03:16:27 PM »
Thinks: How can I have a tunnel in the flatland of South Norfolk, a molehill is counted here as a high point on maps :smiley-laughing:
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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #126 on: October 03, 2013, 01:55:56 PM »
Well I ran the trains this week for the first time in 5 months, been too hot to do much here in the summer plus I have had my daughter and her husband move nearby and have been busy catching up with them (they were living in Abu Dhabi but he has taken a very early retirement). 

Much to my surprise after a quick hoover and then a circuit by my Tomix track cleaner also in hoover mode most of the trains ran perfectly except one of my new style 101 DMU's which has got the jerks, looks as though perhaps a stripped gear, hard to see but as I think it is now out of guarantee so it may have to have a holiday with Bob at BRLines.  I think the Blue Pullman is still my favourite loco, looks absolutely magnificent gliding through the scenery.  Still don't know how I am going the be able to run the Arnold version when it arrives, a real Rule 1 exception  :hmmm:

Hope to continue modelling next week and get all the building lights fitted into Bampney village, nice to be back modelling after all this time.   :)

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #127 on: October 03, 2013, 03:37:13 PM »
Glad all is working and hope the 101 can be fixed. i agree that the Blue Pullman is a fantastic model. Would the 'Arnold version' be the Brighton Belle by any chance  ;) ?
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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #128 on: October 03, 2013, 07:22:44 PM »
Would the 'Arnold version' be the Brighton Belle by any chance  ;) ?

It might be  ;)   :D
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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #129 on: October 03, 2013, 07:36:57 PM »
I half wondered if you meant the Arnold ICE3  :)

As Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney is now turning sparky  . . .

. . . Hattons have a Class 350/2 Desiro 4-car EMU 350 238 in London Midland livery at a bargain 99 - an impressive model  :) And if you want a lovely DMU, then there is the Voyager, of course . . .
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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #130 on: October 03, 2013, 08:16:05 PM »
They are far too modern for Claywell at least the Brighton Pullman goes back to the right period  :)   (craftily hides the FGW HST from view,  :-X)

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #131 on: October 04, 2013, 09:51:37 AM »
With my layout being based in a similar area as yours, can I ask what excuse pretext you have used to justify the BP, Caz?
It's a big leap from the BP's usual stomping ground and I have used "testing over the WR metals as a precursor to the Western Pullman being introduced" :whistle: :angel:

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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #132 on: October 04, 2013, 10:39:15 AM »
Sounds like time for "Rule 1" to me Mick  :)
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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #133 on: October 04, 2013, 04:17:34 PM »
Sounds like time for "Rule 1" to me Mick  :)

Sorry, David, but I don't do 'Rule 1' :no:
Needless to say I couldn't resist the BP but I do justify everything on the layout.
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Re: Claywell, High Hackton & Bampney
« Reply #134 on: October 05, 2013, 04:06:12 PM »
With my layout being based in a similar area as yours, can I ask what excuse pretext you have used to justify the BP, Caz?
It's a big leap from the BP's usual stomping ground and I have used "testing over the WR metals as a precursor to the Western Pullman being introduced" :whistle: :angel:
Sod the ERA Mick.... Caz is meant to be modelling A GWR BRANCH LINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ok I may be SLIGHTLY in  :envy: of the Blue critter however due to a small windfall Mrs H has treated me to a WD, I tried to go to the 210 6 - car blue thingy BUT .....       
Like Caz, I am just getting back to the layout after the summer months of visitors, so hope this new blood will get me back into running trains again.

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