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by RudyB
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC for the Tech Challenged?
Replies: 16
Views: 1769

Re: DCC for the Tech Challenged?

This website has quite a lot of info:

http://www.wiringfordcc.com/intro2dcc.htm

Alas navigating the site is not top notch. A lot of info is available if you look via the sitemap.
by RudyB
Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Arduino's in series as an S88 occupancy detector interface:
Replies: 0
Views: 473

Arduino's in series as an S88 occupancy detector interface:

A new video is out on the use of multiple Arduino's in series as an S88 occupancy detector interface. Link to the video and to the software download. http://up.picr.de/20275128sq.jpg The software contains just 4 short chapters: 1. Initialisatiom Declaration of the interrupt routines and of the 16 in...
by RudyB
Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rudys Model Railway
Replies: 85
Views: 13325

From office to model railway hobby room

Yesterday some good progress has been made ... the tables are placed. I really have to thank hobby club friend Richard. Without his help it would not have been possible to accomplish this. The two pictures show the metamorphosis. A few more pictures can be found on the blog via this link. The tables...
by RudyB
Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rudys Model Railway
Replies: 85
Views: 13325

Re: Rudys Model Railway

Haha, yes B, we're all on a diet of bread and toast for weeks to come! :)
by RudyB
Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rudys Model Railway
Replies: 85
Views: 13325

Rudys Model Railway

To make space to set up the tables for the layout, 2 large bureau tables need to be sold first. In the mean time some investigative work has been done on how to mount the servo drives for the points under the table. There are many ways to do it ... this is possibly one of the simplest and cheapest w...
by RudyB
Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Rudy's Model Railway
Replies: 14
Views: 1914

The layout tested with EEP-X

Based on some useful and constructive forum feedback, a few more revisions have been made to the layout. Also a small turntable has been added, where the locs that are going to pull the cargo trains out of the terminals can be turned around. Traffic wise, I decided on having 2 'Intercity' trains. Th...
by RudyB
Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Arduino as DCC servo / function decoder or as S88 in
Replies: 0
Views: 743

Arduino as DCC servo / function decoder or as S88 in

The past few weeks I've posted some articles on my blog on using an Arduino as a DCC decoder or as an S88 occupancy detection interface. Video's show the workings and also the software is available for download. Arduino as a combined DCC servo- and function decoder (software included) Arduino DCC se...
by RudyB
Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Rudy's Model Railway
Replies: 14
Views: 1914

Re: Rudy's Model Railway

VR and Chris: thanks for thinking with me, it helps a lot! @VR Hehe, yeah, sorry, got to switch your brain halves :) Those 3 junctions at the top are there cause the middle track was meant to allow traffic in both directions. Driving Westbound on the middle track we should end up at the West upper t...
by RudyB
Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Rudy's Model Railway
Replies: 14
Views: 1914

Re: Rudy's Model Railway

@ V.R. Thanks for your valuable suggestions VR. "The single siding in front of the PC, will require that you exit backwards on the mainline before proceeding forward." Actually a train will drive into the siding backwards (righthand driving in the Netherlands). Still I liked the idea of an...
by RudyB
Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Rudy's Model Railway
Replies: 14
Views: 1914

Re: Rudy's Model Railway

Thanks for your reply Chris. You touched upon one of my main concerns ... train length. With the current design max length is just over 1m. Not too much. Room size restrictions and the choice for HO play a role. Indeed a simpler, less 'cramped', design could help. Or going different levels. The latt...
by RudyB
Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Rudy's Model Railway
Replies: 14
Views: 1914

Re: Rudy's Model Railway

Thanks for all the feedback. I plan to run PC controlled, combined with some manual action to decouple wagons and run in a new loco to drive trains out of the terminals again. Indeed I'm still considering dual track for the South loop. On the other hand I liked to have a single track so it is clearl...
by RudyB
Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Planning
Topic: Rudy's Model Railway
Replies: 14
Views: 1914

Rudy's Model Railway

This weekend some progress has been made on the layout design. If you think 'he just threw all the track on the table he had room for' ... then, well ... you might be right :) I did read several articles on layout design. About time periods, about setting goals for your layout, about the design of a...
by RudyB
Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rudys Model Railway
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Rudys Model Railway

Some time ago I became member of a model railway club. After a while I got the 'itch' to create a layout for myself, at home. I have a room that served as an office, but since I quit working now is available for other purposes. So ... a 'model railway project' started somewhere in June 2014. I (try ...
by RudyB
Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Video's on ECoS with PC software like JMRI, Rocrail a.o.
Replies: 0
Views: 405

Video's on ECoS with PC software like JMRI, Rocrail a.o.

Recently I joined a model railroad club and I'm also in the process of creating my own layout at home. It's meant to become a fully automated PC, ECoS, DCC controlled layout. In sync with this 'project', I made a few video's on how to connect the ECoS to several PC railroad control programs (like JM...

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