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by minipix
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Wiring Layout
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: Wiring Layout

I've had a go at marking out where you'd need to add power, and where you'd need to isolate the track to create the different sections. Hope it helps!

Out of interest, does anyone know if this approach would be required for DCC as well?
by minipix
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Wiring Layout
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: Wiring Layout

Thanks, that really helps put it all into context. My initial concerns still stand though - this is a massively complicated layout to be running on DC. On DC, a great piece of advice I've heard is to remember that you're driving the rails, not the loco. Wherever your controller is connected to, you'...
by minipix
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Wiring Layout
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: Wiring Layout

It's a bit difficult to see with this 'split' diagram - any chance you can join them together so we can see an overview? In general, with DC, I would add power feeds before the points split. Unlike with DCC where everything needs power at all times, with DC you often end up using the points to contr...
by minipix
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Frontington & Backwoods Railway
Replies: 48
Views: 1652

Re: Frontington & Backwoods Railway

Nice idea! I'll bear that in mind next time I'm printing little signs.
by minipix
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Frontington & Backwoods Railway
Replies: 48
Views: 1652

Re: Frontington & Backwoods Railway

A little more model making from me, this time another Dapol house kit. I had already made one (in the background, with the green doors), and I got another kit for Christmas, so last night I put that together as well. One of the first challenges was getting the colours to match - it's been a while si...
by minipix
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Frontington & Backwoods Railway
Replies: 48
Views: 1652

Re: Frontington & Backwoods Railway

Lighting has now been improved on the station platform. Gone are the makeshift lamps made from straws, and in their place stand some Victorian style lamp posts with warm LEDs. Not quite as bright as the other ones (which were too bright really), but they look so much better.
by minipix
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: And The Next Photo Will Have
Replies: 1031
Views: 199999

Re: And The Next Photo Will Have

Over the track. Here's a lightly weathered footbridge.

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Next, some creative lighting solutions.
by minipix
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Frontington & Backwoods Railway
Replies: 48
Views: 1652

Re: Frontington & Backwoods Railway

A few more people painted. At some point I'll take them out onto the layout so you can see them in context.
by minipix
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Frontington & Backwoods Railway
Replies: 48
Views: 1652

Re: Frontington & Backwoods Railway

Yep, what I'm aiming for is to have a range of times of day simulated using various lighting, so that I can run a rough (condensed) timetable running from morning to evening. It's unlikely I'll be running anything truly in the dark, but certainly dawn and dusk would be nice, and should lead to some ...
by minipix
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Frontington & Backwoods Railway
Replies: 48
Views: 1652

Re: Frontington & Backwoods Railway

It's been a while since my last update, but Christmas brought a few goodies and I've managed to find time to work on the layout around the festivities without coming across as a recluse. First of all, a new addition to the layout is this lorry, which will be delivering coal to the station. IMG_20181...
by minipix
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Up and down lines connected to suburban line
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: Up and down lines connected to suburban line

Thanks Bufferstop. Shame there isn't an easy way of avoiding facing points, but I guess in practice it's less of an issue for us modellers? I still wasn't entirely satisfied though, so I've put together a few other potential solutions. screenshot-www.traxeditor.com-2018.12.04-14-00-28.png This is th...
by minipix
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Up and down lines connected to suburban line
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Up and down lines connected to suburban line

Here's a conundrum I've been pondering. Say I have two main lines, up (green) and down (red), with a suburban line (yellow) running parallel. The main lines are of course one-way, and for the sake of argument using the UK convention of driving on the left. The suburban line is two-way, so traffic ca...
by minipix
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Llwyndrissi Halt.
Replies: 310
Views: 15069

Re: Llwyndrissi Halt.

I have a couple of those wind-up locos too, although the winder needs squashing back together so that it actually grips the mechanism in the loco - at the moment it just spins around and doesn't charge anything up. They are pretty rubbish for 'serious' modellers, but I remember using them as a kid, ...
by minipix
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Frontington & Backwoods Railway
Replies: 48
Views: 1652

Re: Frontington & Backwoods Railway

Another update. I've been playing around with the idea of using teddy fur to make a field of long grass/crop, which will add some variation in texture and topography. Below is a picture of my WIP field. It needs a retaining fence, probably some more thinning out, and might need some tonal variation ...
by minipix
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Shortest coaches?
Replies: 35
Views: 810

Re: Shortest coaches?

Now that's a bookmarkworthy list! Thanks so much for doing that research and sharing it, I'm sure it'll be valuable to those of us forced into using radius 1 curves.

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