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by Krislights
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: help on peco hunslet?
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: help on peco hunslet?

Can't go far wrong with Greenwich couplings. The Kadee type is too American for UK NG. I'd agree, a thin bit of plasticard too make it look like a central buffer. Height gauge? Comes supplied, but anything HOE from Roco, or Bemo.. Standard. Good luck, hope you have as much fun I did/ am still having...
by Krislights
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: help on peco hunslet?
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: help on peco hunslet?

Greenwich couplings. Can be found through Parkside Dundas, but get them through Greenwich model society direct. N gauge use fist couplers, Kadees, and stock can be lifted vertically if things go array, no-one has yet perfected, to my knowledge, the 009 version of the chopper coupling. Perfected, inc...
by Krislights
Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Operation Turntable!
Replies: 33
Views: 7918

Re: Operation Turntable!

In note to accuracy, has not wandered past one or 2 steps out of 64 * 64, goes past 12 o'clock far to often and re-sets itself, for anyone to notice. I'll perhaps try a traverser next. Taking inspiration from John de FZ's fenicular railway, Llandaft operates on 2 levels, one 10 cm higher than the ot...
by Krislights
Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Operation Turntable!
Replies: 33
Views: 7918

Re: Operation Turntable!

Elaborate, Too right! I can get 1: (64 * 64) out of the table during positioning. (because of a gearing system: 64 steps on the stepper, plus 64 steps on the rotating gear. Worm gear = 1:1) If I had thought about it a bit more, I'd have moved the sensor to somewhere near the well-used end. This is b...
by Krislights
Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Operation Turntable!
Replies: 33
Views: 7918

Re: Operation Turntable!

What's next? Dennon is not actually Dennon, noise boys!( Haydn labs, incidentally ,I used to fix their problems, too, Mr. moving light boy ). Ye of CD "transport " hell. Next time you hit the eject button on a CD drive, and it slides out sidey-ways, automatically.. No! I am not tempted to ...
by Krislights
Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Operation Turntable!
Replies: 33
Views: 7918

Re: Operation Turntable!

Control is easy! here's the button pannel: I want that road! The RGB LED goes green when everything else says 1 = 1. Boolean logic! Far too clever for my own good! Right, now back to the plasticard and foolproof coach lighting... http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj143/krislights/P6170525.jpg
by Krislights
Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Operation Turntable!
Replies: 33
Views: 7918

Re: Operation Turntable!

Doesn't it look simple from the top! side view of the rotating stuff.ImageImage
by Krislights
Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Operation Turntable!
Replies: 33
Views: 7918

Re: Operation Turntable!

A pic of the little arduino, and the H bridge motor driver.. Not my first choice, that UNC whatsit chip, but it will do for now..Image
by Krislights
Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Operation Turntable!
Replies: 33
Views: 7918

Re: Operation Turntable!

The gearing bit. 1 x stepper motor at 64 steps per 360 degrees, plus a 64 tooth gear via worm drive, gives 4096 steps in the rotation of 360 degrees. One side of the mechanism is bolted true, the other side of the mechanism runs on a slot ,for adjustment of the worm gear meshing with the 64 tooth ce...
by Krislights
Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Operation Turntable!
Replies: 33
Views: 7918

Re: Operation Turntable!

The powerboard, with the voltage reg nonsense, and the 2 trim pots that adjust the brightness of the 2 IR LEDs.. and a bit more of the "on top" to "underneath" D connector:Image
by Krislights
Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Operation Turntable!
Replies: 33
Views: 7918

Re: Operation Turntable!

The relay board, just in case the rotational switch contact shinanigans fail... The big 25 pin D-connector is carrying the droppers from the rails on top to the electronics underneath... Image
by Krislights
Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Operation Turntable!
Replies: 33
Views: 7918

Re: Operation Turntable!

{And now for the clever bits! The sensors that not only detect rotation point Zero, by using 2 sensors, they can detect direction of rotation, and by adjusting brightness of each IR led, and a pointy vane, you can hone in accuracy to the nth degree. If only the guts of moving lights were designed th...
by Krislights
Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:36 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: LLandaft. The final section of a student layout.. in 009.[IM
Replies: 0
Views: 478

LLandaft. The final section of a student layout.. in 009.[IM

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj143/krislights/P5260432.jpg http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj143/krislights/P6160515.jpg In 009. The student shelf layout continues! (I'm now 38) and.. 55 foot, see the rest of the modules on older posts..... (yes, the 2 Mallard (hmm..) ducks in the pond in ...
by Krislights
Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: Narrow Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Narrow Gauge Model Railway.
Replies: 26
Views: 14685

Re: Narrow Gauge Model Railway.

Stuff all the electronics nonsense, go bigger. You can't beat the smell of a real loco! I'm bordering on the edge of both sides of the see-saw! Really small or really big. NG in 5". 7 & 1/4 is too big for the average sized lathe.Myford ML7, And a 5" NG loco will win, hands down, over a...

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