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 Posted: Sun Jun 28th, 2020 10:46 pm
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" Yeah I was put onto a DCC system that is well priced "


Hi Tony  :wave:


I think I have vague memories of something digital like that.  ???


As I do a fair amount of electronic stuff already ...  :!:

... when it comes to my 'hobby time', I tend to avoid electrons !  ;)

As for programming steam engines ...  :brill:

... I thought you just shoveled in coal & they go !  :P


I have tinkered with some nice 'FlySky' Radio-Control bits recently though ...

... & done some upgrades to my 1980s D.I.Y. throttle !  :cool:



:java::moose: :dt:



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 Posted: Mon Jun 29th, 2020 12:40 pm
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Si.  :wave:

Christmas is along way away, have to carry on with DC.

I wish I had the skills to do my own electronics,
just manage to get around the bus wiring and making my own signals,
don't know how to wire up three way signals, only two way.

Be using my two remote control throttles till I swap over, but still can operate DC,
because of the older locos I have can't take DCC decoders, it can be done.

Have never wired up my own throttle, got enough,
I be able to run three trains on the layout using a block system,
at least the control panel is wired up ready to go, can't wait to use it.


Keep an eye out Si on my bridge Thread, more update pics to be uploaded.
 
Looks like a bridge now, spent all afternoon Saturday screwing the arches in place,
next job is to drill the holes top and bottom for the arch hangers,
wow the bridge is nearly finished.


This week be getting the modules out,
and starting to nail down the track on the four station modules,
tomorrow be buying a sheet of 12 ply to make the other corner module.


Tony from cold down under.


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 Posted: Thu Jul 23rd, 2020 12:12 am
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At long last the construction of the layout is well under way.

Last Saturday I cut a 6 inch wide by one foot length, and cut the end of the first module,
new but old idea on joining up the modules.

It took a bit of filling so the ply on the other end of the module can slide in with ease.
I unscrewed the end panel, replaced it.
It had too many holes and cut the groves at 12mm high, next module be 13mm high.

The first two pics of how the two modules will join up together.
Thought of this idea years back, didn't want to do all the work and not turn out well.

The second module with the bus wires and block strips,
I screwed the ply in place so the wires can be stapled in place.
 
This time all the block strips be screwed in one full line, instead of apart.
Be much neater than the mad DC wire madness.
Has to, because I be switching to DCC at Christmas.

Second pic with both modules pulled apart.















Second last pic of the top of the module joined up and lined up side down.





Lucky last, me taking the pic of the two modules joined up,
ready to nail the next lot of track, solder in place and cut the rails.
Will do a video on how I do that.

Sadly no work week and weekend, rain coming in.

I would like to nail the track down, and solder the brass strip in place, in the garage,
my wide wont let me do that, will have to wait to Monday.

Might continue on modifying the modules and finish them,
then start nailing the track down.


Tony from cloudy down under.


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Your "wide"?

Seems that you will have to set some space aside
to park your beaten body into the shed for some time.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 23rd, 2020 03:28 pm
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Looking good.

I struggle with preliminary work, like benchwork,
but you have to have a solid foundation.

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 Posted: Sat Jul 25th, 2020 11:35 am
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Hi Jose,

Good to hear from you.

I have being pretty busy at night working on my RO-RO ship 'Corona Sea' project build,
nearly finished the hull, 4 more bulkheads to go, and the detail fun begins.

Sure going to be puffed indeed, yet another track design,
yes have enough room to rest my beaten body, wont be.

Take care Tony


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 Posted: Sat Jul 25th, 2020 11:49 am
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Hi Reg,

I actually have decided to move the whole layout,
to having the main bulk of the layout station complex at the side of the house.

There is a four foot wide concrete pathway to the clothes line on the side of the house,
and more perfection from the sun, with better access to the power point in the garage.
I also will have gravel to walk on and not grass.
 
Might be able to leave the layout for a couple of days,
so I can make the most of running trains.


It is raining here and cold, can't do much outside.

Wish my wife let me back the car out, then I can join the two modules,
and move on with track layout and soldering of the rails on the module join.
 
Yes power points in the garage, none in the shed.


Take care Tony


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