MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby railwayjim » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:02 pm

That sounds very realistic Dan, you must be pleased with that, you've
done it now, the start of sound creeping onto your layout. I must
admit it does bring the locos to life.

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby dan8400 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:08 pm

Thanks Jim,

I must admit, when it first came to life I knew it wasn't going to be the last I'd have.

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby dan8400 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:45 pm

Hi everyone,

I can't believe it has been so long since I posted. It's mainly due to weather. I haven't felt like going out to the shed. And most of the time I have been in there I have been wiring. So, not much to see.

Anyway, a small bit of progress to report. I have started scenery for what will be the large field. The Faller tractor will run up to the gate (in the video) and stop (magnet underneath). One switch will open the gate and another will move the magnet to allow the tractor through.

The bare ply is a removable section to allow access to the servo controllers.

I'm hoping to push on in this area now. It is a nice change from soldering jobs!!

https://youtu.be/_4tDjsUPEtg

It's only short but will give you an idea.

Any thoughts, criticisms and suggestions are welcome.

Thanks
Dan
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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby Mountain » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:11 pm

That's the first farm gate I've seen to move like that! Well done. It needs someone glued to it who is opening it. Is there a way to slow it down? It is very good though. Very impressive! :D

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby dan8400 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:14 pm

Thanks mountain.

I do need to figure out how to slow it down. I didn't think about gluing someone to the gate. Nice idea that!

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby TimberSurf » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:28 pm

I have to agree about slowing it down, what is driving it? If it's discrete or Arduino, I can help, but if it's a PIC, your on your own! lol
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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby dan8400 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:39 am

TimberSurf, I am using two servo testers and a toggle switch. Can I put a resistor in the servo positive wire?

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby TimberSurf » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:04 pm

Unfortunately a simple resistor won't cut it! In manual mode, there is a way to use a resistor to set the end point of both directions, but the rate is full tilt!
In the sweep mode, you use the knob to set the speed, but have no control of the end points!
I think you need to either build a 555 circuit (you can define end points and speed) or else use an Arduino (you can define everything, including delays and "bounce" or deceleration at the end points)

I will be shortly demoing my software program for driving lights, sound, sequential arm movements with acceleration, deceleration and landing bounce for a barriered level crossing. Maybe you can get some inspiration from that to go down the arduino route!
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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby joshv8 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:20 am

Im thinking this needs a bump! This has been quite a long build thread but brilliant work! You mastered your water technique thats for sure.

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby dan8400 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:33 am

Hi josh.

I do really need to put an update on. I was hoping to get a little more done and have a big reveal. I am maybe only a week away from being able to run trains again.

Three weeks ago I tore everything out and started again. Not quite from scratch, but most of it is out and being changed. I kept the lower level baseboards and the fiddle yard. Most of the wiring for the points and bus are still there too. So the changes I am making are woodwork and track laying. Both jobs are relatively quick for me.

So, watch this space. Big things are happening. Not sure I can fit the water scene back in, but it was a nice learning curve either way.

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby joshv8 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:57 pm

Wow that does sound like a big change. I suppose thats positive part of the hobby, if you find somethings not working for you or have a better idea, just change it! I look foward to what comes next.

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby Samuel19 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:33 pm

Looking forward to the pictures! :D
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