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by TimberSurf
Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Web Site Articles - Help contribute to the site
Topic: How to: Control Panel
Replies: 23
Views: 8989

Re: How to: Control Panel

Have a look for reversing cameras, they do kits of camera and TV for less than £100 I need something similar for my under base board storage yard, but was thinking of using a couple of IP cameras and feeding them to a multiscreen on a PC(cheap old PC would be sufficient to display the webpage genera...
by TimberSurf
Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: New Year new layout - help and advice welcomed
Replies: 17
Views: 2481

Re: New Year new layout - help and advice welcomed

I personally think it still needs some tweaking, but I do like the twin route with alternate loops and I like the green/red line running counter to the mains and its a good way to break the height in the middle of the board along the red. I also like the "run around" at the top station (yo...
by TimberSurf
Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Common courtesy
Replies: 30
Views: 2003

Re: Common courtesy

I would agree, some of my updates seem to go unanswered. I guess some may not need an answer, or those that read it don't feel qualified to! It's hard to know how many read a thread, even if they don't answer it. However, though few put comments to my layout site, I know lots are looking at it from ...
by TimberSurf
Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:39 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 329
Views: 31528

Added simplified drawing

There is now a split drawing (at the bottom of the "track" tab) showing how the 3 levels, give one continuous 80 meter loop. Hopefully it gives a better idea for those that cant get the 3D element, straight in their noodle.
by TimberSurf
Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 329
Views: 31528

Re: Lumsdonia

Yes I am an octopus, but with only two tentacles! :P The plan is actually to have 3 loops winding its way via 3 levels, but it is actually only 1, there will be 25 block controls each with a automatic braking, so I can run about 6 trains or more without attention. This will leave me free to a/ swap ...
by TimberSurf
Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 329
Views: 31528

Re: Lumsdonia

Website updated

Now with full track plan

http://www.lumsdonia.co.uk/track.html
by TimberSurf
Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 329
Views: 31528

Re: Lumsdonia

by TimberSurf
Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Newbie needs help with circuitry
Replies: 5
Views: 1438

Re: Newbie needs help with circuitry

The above posts are correct, and will give basic control, but there are combinations of point positions that will give unexpected dead track! I would put a second connection on the right between the opposing points, same wiring as yellow/black or "pair" the far left and far right points so...
by TimberSurf
Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Lumsdonia
Replies: 329
Views: 31528

Lumsdonia

For the story and updates go to my website

http://www.lumsdonia.co.uk/index.html

Just a first draft, work in progress, I'll post a new thread in "layouts" for comments

Happy to field any comments here on the "build" or " Controls" or the website
by TimberSurf
Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 00 Model directory
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: 00 Model directory

How about this one, its not exhaustive, but it gets more detail year on year, but obviously only Hornby and only goes back to 2011 (was only up to 1980's a few years ago)

http://www.hornbyguide.com/default.asp
by TimberSurf
Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Complete level crossing control
Replies: 17
Views: 2665

Re: Complete level crossing control

LOL, no not spam! I have absolutely no connection with the company in the advert! I have now ordered one, but just wondered if anyone already had experience of this make? I could easily make the lights circuit from a 555 and 4017 and get the automation sorted, but servos are a different story! Makin...
by TimberSurf
Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Complete level crossing control
Replies: 17
Views: 2665

Complete level crossing control

Hi All First post! Found this on Ebay, does EVERYTHING! Not just lights and auto control as per others PCB's but provides the PWM signal to drive up to 4 Servo motors to give nice smooth movement for gates or barriers! Options to buy the servos with it and a base cost that's equal or less than anyth...

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