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by EddScott
Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Station-less layout?
Replies: 9
Views: 1402

Re: Station-less layout?

Thank you all for the replies. Much appreciated.

The layout design as it stands is in the planning forum on here. I'm building the fiddle yard first which will take a month or two so I have time to decide which way I want to go.
by EddScott
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Station-less layout?
Replies: 9
Views: 1402

Station-less layout?

I'm currently pondering whether to include a station in my layout design (5m x 3m loop layout). In all designs I've played around with I've always included at least one station. My current design has quite a decent length station but the layout doesn't really have a section where the trains can be s...
by EddScott
Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: New loft layout
Replies: 16
Views: 2893

Re: New loft layout

Have made another attempt at a layout design. I've finally found a design with the station down one of the long sides that I'm happy with. It does however remove the straight run from the original design which I quite liked. http://www.slotforum.com/forums/uploads/1345168394/gallery_1222_855_5162.jp...
by EddScott
Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Which controller?
Replies: 29
Views: 1137

Re: Which controller?

I have the Roco Multimaus Pro system. Its wireless and comes with a cut down version of RR&Co train controller. You can pick one up off Ebay for couple of hundred. Cheaper than buying something like a digtrax system and then buying control software for a PC. I would say it isn't as easy as using...
by EddScott
Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: New loft layout
Replies: 16
Views: 2893

Re: New loft layout

Do you mean the bit that isn't connected to the rest of the layout? That line is solely to allow two branchline DMUs to go back and for. The line doesn't have to go all the way down to the bottom of the fiddle, I just put the siding there as it fitted on the table - most of that side if the layout i...
by EddScott
Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: New loft layout
Replies: 16
Views: 2893

Re: New loft layout

In all honesty it is just habit for me to put the station there when designing layouts on the table I have. The board on the right is narrow because originally it was about 90cm wide. When I gave up the last layout I took out that section and have our bikes hanging there at the moment. I put in a na...
by EddScott
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: New loft layout
Replies: 16
Views: 2893

Re: New loft layout

Any comment is welcome scribe.

The platform length is about 160cm. My maximum train length will be 240cm - 250 at a push. Once I lay the track I'll get a feel for how much of the train will be hidden under the town. But yes, theres no reason why not to extend the platform into the curve.
by EddScott
Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: New loft layout
Replies: 16
Views: 2893

Re: New loft layout

Ah, apologies with the DCC-isms. I bought the Roco system because I want computer control and the Roco Pro system comes with a trimmed down version of RR&Co train controller. From reading the net and watching youtube vids I'm 99% sure It will do what I want. I paid £200 for the system including ...
by EddScott
Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: New loft layout
Replies: 16
Views: 2893

Re: New loft layout

Thanks for the reply Ex-Pat. You are right, its about 18 x 10 foot. Track will be code 75 flexi. Control will be via Roco Multimaus Pro with Rocomtion, 3x Roco 10787, 3x LDT GB8, 3X Roco 775, and lots of DCC concepts Masterswitch to lend more oomph to the 775s. Least thats the plan! That will provid...
by EddScott
Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: New loft layout
Replies: 16
Views: 2893

New loft layout

I'm starting again with my loft layout and have come up with the following plan. Layout is modern era. http://www.slotforum.com/forums/uploads/1340376755/gallery_1222_855_1857.jpg I know the station is a bit short but half of the passenger train will be under the crossed out bit which is going to be...
by EddScott
Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: New layout idea for my loft
Replies: 0
Views: 1012

New layout idea for my loft

Wrong forum, apologies.

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by EddScott
Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Multimaus
Replies: 17
Views: 2891

Re: Multimaus

I have just purchased the MultiMaus Pro Central which comes with the Rocomotion software. Rocomotion is a cut down version of RR&Co. Having just bought it I haven't got much to tell. I'm probably going to get the Roco modules (I say probably because I think theres some restriction in Rocomotion ...
by EddScott
Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Small 7x5 OO layout design
Replies: 4
Views: 1576

Small 7x5 OO layout design

I've been asked by a friend to come up with a plan for his spare room. He has lots of OO gauge locos and stock and wants somewhere to run them. It will be a DC steam/diesel era layout. I've come up with this so far. I know the gradient might be a bit steep but considering the running length of the t...
by EddScott
Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: What controller?
Replies: 13
Views: 2101

Re: What controller?

Silver - Although the NCE products have radio, it is not cleared for use in the UK. Not sure why - I guess in case it interferes with the police or ambulance bands. The box that you have linked to is a power booster not the powerbox. The powerbox is product number CS02. This has the RS232 port for t...
by EddScott
Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: What controller?
Replies: 13
Views: 2101

Re: What controller?

I've only had experience with the Powercab and it really is very easy to get to grips with. I haven't really scraped the surface of what it can do but its very helpful when you need to check CV values and makes changes. I've now decided that I want an element of automation on my layout and want to u...

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