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by RudyB
Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rudys Model Railway
Replies: 85
Views: 14686

The first test drive

Station South and its surrounding loop is laid. 13 junctions have got their exact coordinates and the track in between is accurately cut to length using a Dremel and is connected. Time for a test drive! The track is not yet fixed to the table. I'm not even sure if I'm going to do that. It seems that...
by RudyB
Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rudys Model Railway
Replies: 85
Views: 14686

Interior lighting for €0,32 per wagon

Interior lighting for €0,32 per wagon? Yes ... it's possible! :) Yesterday, at the club (EMV) , I worked on interior lighting for my Roco sleep carriage. It's always nice and heart warming to experience how members join in with ideas and with actual help to make it a 'joint project'. A big thanks to...
by RudyB
Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rudys Model Railway
Replies: 85
Views: 14686

The South lopp is done ...

First of all ... best wishes for a good and healthy 2015 to everyone. Finally there was time to do some serious track laying. The South loop has gotten its definitive shape, it's ready to be fixed to the table. Also the two East-most points have got their place, including the servo- and frog wire ho...
by RudyB
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rudys Model Railway
Replies: 85
Views: 14686

The first servo is mounted under the board

The first servo is mounted under the board ... and ... it works :) This is the link to the video. Parts used: - Small piece of debris wood - Plastic closing clip of a bread bag - Paperclip (straightened) - 2 small screws - 1 largr screw Total cost: less than €0,20. http://up.picr.de/20533150uw.jpg h...
by RudyB
Sun Dec 21, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rudys Model Railway
Replies: 85
Views: 14686

23 points and 2 loco's came in via mail order ...

Past Wednesday an order for 21 points and 13 buffers was placed at www.ehattons.com , a UK company. Order processing and shipping from UK to the Netherlands went very smooth … the package was delivered next day. I combined the points into the 6 'junctions streets' that I need. With some points it wa...
by RudyB
Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rudys Model Railway
Replies: 85
Views: 14686

Some layout mods

A couple of important changes have been made to the layout. First, a few points needed to be moved. They were placed exactly on top of wooden bars under the table, which would have made it impossible to properly install the servo drives. Second, the connection of the industry tracks has been changed...
by RudyB
Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rudys Model Railway
Replies: 85
Views: 14686

Flex rail and tight corners

Chris, thx for your feedback. The tightest curve on the layout has a 500 mm radius. A test layout has been laid and all went well there, so I reckon I'll give it a go.
by RudyB
Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rudys Model Railway
Replies: 85
Views: 14686

Painful to the eye?

Thx for the encouraging feedback. Hehe, Geoff, the South West corner of the room was deliberately not on the picture! However ... even that looks quite tidy compared to some of the 'environments' that can be seen here and there. Yeah, I like a tidy start. I think it'll become more messy all by itsel...
by RudyB
Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rudys Model Railway
Replies: 85
Views: 14686

The table is ready

This morning the final screw was tightened in the table ... it is finished! A green soft board layer is added, which should take care of some sound damping. And as a 'finishing touch' a border is mounted along the entire edge. Next thing on the agenda is to lay some track. When I have any track that...
by RudyB
Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rudys Model Railway
Replies: 85
Views: 14686

Track fixing

Today a few more steps have been made. First, the green top layer of 7mm soft board is placed. Pictures follow later this week. Then a test has been performed with track fixing. I do not like to glue. I like to keep the option open to change the layout, or maybe even start all over again with anothe...
by RudyB
Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rudys Model Railway
Replies: 85
Views: 14686

Re: Rudys Model Railway

Well, Terrier, thx for your encouraging reply! Of course I followed the link and had a peek at your 'handbag weathering project'. I must say ... the result of that project is astonishing! The use of the mascara and the vitamin B and E nail polish remover made me rofl of course! :) Yes ... using make...
by RudyB
Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Rudys Model Railway
Replies: 85
Views: 14686

Bad weather(ing)

Almost did not dare post my first weathering experiences here. But then ... not every story is a success story. My first weathering attempts were not more than that ... an attempt. Oh well ... one has to start somewhere. :) Link to some really bad weathering pictures: On the positive ... I was able ...
by RudyB
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: DCC for the Tech Challenged?
Replies: 16
Views: 2005

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: 520

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...

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