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by Dragonfly
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Kidneston
Replies: 18
Views: 734

Re: Kidneston

Mountain wrote:I met members of the MERG at the last model railway exhibition that I attended.


They do quite a few, I believe. Very helpful. They'll be at the Soar Valley (Loughborough) exhibition this weekend, so I'm hoping to collar them for a while for all the multitude of questions I have. :lol:
by Dragonfly
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Kidneston
Replies: 18
Views: 734

Re: Kidneston

Ah yes, I've had a good read of the presentation. I went to a MERG "open day" beginners course last month with a couple of members so went through a big chunk of it then. Today's job was putting together a USB interface module: IMG_20180827_155058a.jpg All painless, it doesn't catch on fir...
by Dragonfly
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Kidneston
Replies: 18
Views: 734

Re: Kidneston

Morning all, Not a lot to report over the past few weeks, haven't had much time to get into the garage. A few changes are being made, though: 1) A couple of additions to the track plan, namely another siding in the front yard, and the addition of a crossover to allow the first siding to operate as a...
by Dragonfly
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: The Radius Island Railway
Replies: 47
Views: 1078

Re: Another Roundy Round Layout

What's the best color for a very simple baseboard: green, grey, Brown or another color ? Thanks. Simplest: Green. One smallish tin should do it. Slightly less simple but still simple: Grey for a 5cm strip underneath where the track will go. Brown for a 1-2cm strip on either side of that. Green ever...
by Dragonfly
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shrewsbury Model Railway Show
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: Shrewsbury Model Railway Show

Sounds good, thanks for the heads up. It's in my diary now!
by Dragonfly
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Kidneston
Replies: 18
Views: 734

Re: Kidneston

Thanks very much! I'd done a couple of attempts at layouts before, which I have learned a lot from, but I've incorporated a lot of new ideas (for me) into this one, including the electrofrog points, a proper control and mimic panel, better board alignment, etc, so yes, it's still quite a learning cu...
by Dragonfly
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Kidneston
Replies: 18
Views: 734

Re: Kidneston

Although I've had a busy few days, with work and the Club's open day, I've had a couple of hours here and there to get a few bits done. This time involving track. So first off, beginning with the main point of the station, the 3-way-er in the middle. All wires soldered in place: IMG_20180706_145230....
by Dragonfly
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Exhibitions and Events
Topic: Stafford Railway Circle Open Day - July 8th, 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 58

Stafford Railway Circle Open Day - July 8th, 2018

Evening all, Late notice, I know, but anyone in the area and at a loose end this Sunday, we're opening our clubroom for the day. Details here We'll have a number of our exhibition layouts up and running, as well as two of our Works in Progress, covering N, 00, 0-16.5, and 0 gauge, along with a few d...
by Dragonfly
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Kidneston
Replies: 18
Views: 734

Re: Kidneston

They have LEDs, but no studs, as they're to be paired with other points (the blue edging shows which points are connected). It's a carryover from when I was planning to use momentary switches instead of studs, and so space was at a premium. Now that's not as much of a concern, I suppose it's not eve...
by Dragonfly
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Kidneston
Replies: 18
Views: 734

Re: Kidneston

Although tardy with the updates! :lol: , you have come on a long way, will watch with interest. :) Thanks very much, that means a lot. I will be incorporating an idea of yours as well ( this ) for background sounds, with any luck. ---- So I managed to get most of the weekend in the garage, mostly h...
by Dragonfly
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Rail noise
Replies: 8
Views: 306

Re: Rail noise

Something like this ? :D In all honesty, it's a difficult one without modification to the layout somehow. What kind of baseboard structure are you using? If it's a thin surface with a hollow frame, that'll certainly be noisy even with cork. I'd suggest trying some form of insulating foam or acoustic...
by Dragonfly
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 275
Views: 19099

Re: Lumsdonia

One could argue they were in 00 for distance modelling, or for housing tiny people? A funny thing happened to a member of train crew I worked with. He wanted speakers for his car and he saw four speakers all in a box, which would be ideal for his parcel shelf. No one else bid and he had them for ne...
by Dragonfly
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Kidneston
Replies: 18
Views: 734

Re: Kidneston

I can well recommend them; I've operated with them quite a few times on a number of layouts. Very good units. I often see him at shows such as Stafford, Trent Vale (Stoke), Crewe, Stourbridge... or have a look at their site here . Sooner rather than later though; he's been threatening to retire for ...
by Dragonfly
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Kidneston
Replies: 18
Views: 734

Re: Kidneston

Wiring was then begun, and made a bit of progress: IMG_20180630_123321.jpg But I'm not happy with the mimic panel arrangement, so that's going back to the drawing board. Most likely I'll get one professionally printed and laminated using DoxZoo , who have printed me a first draft and my wiring diagr...
by Dragonfly
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Kidneston
Replies: 18
Views: 734

Re: Kidneston

And they do connect together well: IMG_20170910_160746.jpg At this point I moved focus to the control panel. As I'm planning on being able to operate the layout from the front or back, I've gone for a standalone unit. Built out of the aforementioned cheap timber and ABS boxes, I built it quite sturd...

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