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by TimberSurf
Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: OO Severn - New Layout Build Diary
Replies: 26
Views: 4490

Re: OO Severn - New Layout Build Diary

Link is on the first page of my site! http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=44849 . Its actually a 80m run round all 3 loops and back, but there is another 60 meters of sidings in the hidden storage! (@ self > make note to check I have enough 25 yard packs in stock?) I...
by TimberSurf
Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout
Replies: 126
Views: 22457

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout

OK, if we assume that all cross overs are switched as pairs..... Red is absolute minimum number of pick up points, this will leave lots of track dead dependant on point position Add yellow and you will get "live" sidings, but occasional dead sections if points are not set correctly. Add vi...
by TimberSurf
Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout
Replies: 126
Views: 22457

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout

First things first, having two cross overs one after another achieves nothing! There needs to be a big gap between them, worthy of getting at least a long loco in. I cant see the point in having two on a trot so close? I believe the three ringed in yellow can just be removed and you would still get ...
by TimberSurf
Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Direction of Travel LED Signals with a Refinement
Replies: 15
Views: 3000

Re: Direction of Travel LED Signals with a Refinement

The circuit was stolen from a Block occupancy detector, and will detect down to about 1.7v, however, as the HM2000 is pulse output, it will get full 12v, just needs a current limiting resister to suit 12v. Train running or not as straight across the tracks not in series.
by TimberSurf
Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout
Replies: 126
Views: 22457

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout

I never actually looked at the track work in detail before, especially as your layout design plan is a bit busy! Now you have given us the simple version, I am confused, there seem to be too many crossovers top and middle, if they were spread out to allow passing of a few coaches, it might be unders...
by TimberSurf
Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:35 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: OO Severn - New Layout Build Diary
Replies: 26
Views: 4490

Re: OO Severn - New Layout Build Diary

Brilliant! Best of luck mate! Looks almost as complex as mine lol :D . I will follow with interest. Seems like you have mastered the track laydown method! Cant wait to see what controls you will have. DCC or DC?
by TimberSurf
Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:24 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Direction of Travel LED Signals with a Refinement
Replies: 15
Views: 3000

Re: Direction of Travel LED Signals with a Refinement

I am no electronics designer but how about this, even simpler, and as the opto is only one diode, it only detects in one direction. Use two circuits (probably get one chip with 2 optos) and push pull transistors from output to give flip flop action on green/red and it gives two reds when no volts on...
by TimberSurf
Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Baseboard Design and Construction
Topic: cheap baseboards
Replies: 18
Views: 4907

Re: cheap baseboards

How about free? albeit only 6ft6in! Go to your local plastic double glazing depot, they will give you an old solid wood door for free! Very solid, very heavy, needs no frame, but thickness may be an issue with point motors! :lol: If not, use Kingspan or Celotex ( http://www.less2build.com/kingspan-c...
by TimberSurf
Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 370
Views: 40763

Re: Lumsdonia

Um.......well......... I took 2 weeks off work in 2006 and completed phase 1 boards, mutil-levels, track and ballasting! (pics on website only show half way through) and working away from home has stopped all work. But, I am semi-retired now, so have spent last 6 months catching up with DCC and doin...
by TimberSurf
Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 370
Views: 40763

Re: Lumsdonia

Now added a "Controls and wiring" page to my website!

http://www.lumsdonia.co.uk/electrics.html
by TimberSurf
Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: DCC on DC?? Computer Control on DC!
Replies: 7
Views: 1117

Re: DCC on DC?? Computer Control on DC!

I have been looking at similar products myself, but from a different angle. I have been looking at something like the Maxi-Bee (64 outputs) to use as my programmable sequencer for lights, but a different make (Denkovi). For train control, as said, getting inputs and outputs to a PC is going to be mu...
by TimberSurf
Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 370
Views: 40763

Re: Lumsdonia

In reality, there are NO "reverse loops"! As nothing comes back to the same line! However, the "Y" (short dotted green lines) in the bottom right would be a problem, but phase 1 board would not have run without it and it will become semi redundant when phase 2 is complete. I will...
by TimberSurf
Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 370
Views: 40763

Re: Lumsdonia

I know going off to another site is a pain, but as I want it to be understandable and it being so complex, graphical is best! If I put pics on here, they are not under my control (cant edit them) so its easier to put on my site, plus this is not the only forum! Electrical, if you can expand on what ...
by TimberSurf
Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:16 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout
Replies: 126
Views: 22457

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout

DCC controllers don't have an Aux connection (in theory, if its man enough, they can use the train control for accessories as well) but until you get into boosters etc, leave it just for trains. Search for control panels on this site or here's one I've been looking at http://www.newrailwaymodellers....
by TimberSurf
Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout
Replies: 126
Views: 22457

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout

(I think I have fixed my website)

Don't forget that a 12v plug in wall supply may not be enough umf for the point motors if you use solenoid type. If you get a DCC controller, its possible to use that, but I would recommend you have a separate supply.

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