MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby dan8400 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:13 am

Hi Lenht,

You're very kind. It does still feel like there is a long way to go, but I'm getting there.

Hopefully I will get another update on over the weekend as I'll be away next week. I'm mainly working on the gravel loader at the moment

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby End2end » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:26 am

I watched all your yt links yesterday and that gravel loaders brilliant! :mrgreen:
I do love to see other things moving as well as the trains on a layout.
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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby dan8400 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:31 am

Thanks end2end

I like other things moving too. That's also why I have a few faller vehicles.

I'm just getting into servos. The gravel loader chute moves up and down with a servo. The faller cars are stopped with servos / magnets. I'm planning on having some opening gates and maybe one or two other things. Possibilities are endless

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby End2end » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:14 pm

dan8400 wrote:I like other things moving too. That's also why I have a few faller vehicles.

I'm so tempted by the faller system but not sure I have the space let alone the cash. Moving transport really brings the layout to life.

Funny though. I remember reading years ago about posing figures stating something like "Try to place your figures so that they are stationary for a reason. Otherwise they look unnaturally static." Or something to that effect.
Is been going round my head for years. :lol:
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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby dan8400 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:21 pm

I think moving figures could be a stretch, but never say never!

I fell on my feet with the faller vehicles. My era was set by my favourite ECML livery. Dark blue gner.

It just so happens that this seems to be a popular era for the faller cars. I only pick them up when they are well priced. They are the 'dumb' versions as I doubt I will ever pay for the digital versions.

Whenever I get visitors they are always most interested in the road traffic than the trains. Everyone has seen a model train move but it doesn't seem many people have seen the faller car system. It is a nice addition to the railway.

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby TimberSurf » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:05 pm

I am probably more of a modellor than a railway modeller, hence I want working (automated) lighting, faller cars and animated action, etc. Lighting control is installed and I am developing animation (roundabout/swing/seesaw) and have many more ambitious projects to develop around motor/gearbox's and servo's. I have cracked smoke, sounds, garage lift and will look at wind, lightning and many more atmospherics and motion idea's in the future. Have a hankering for gravel loading too, so will watch with interest :)
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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby dan8400 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:47 pm

This is a quick video meant as a test for the gravel loader.

Rough round the edges, and the hand of god due to dirty track. But I am happy how it works

https://youtu.be/-2Tegs9S6rE

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby TimberSurf » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:29 pm

I think that works great! It's just the train driver that wants firing! lol
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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby dan8400 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:47 pm

Hahaha you're absolutely right!
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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:58 pm

That gravel loader looks absolutely stunning - superb stuff 8). Agree that clean track and better loco control would enhance the video, but the star of the show was definitely the loader. Mind you the potential for a mess of gravel is quite high :shock: - do you have a plan for unloading the gravel?

Re moving figures there was an article in a very recent edition of (I think) Hornby magazine featuring animated figures - quite interesting!

BTW your layout looks huge in recent photos - I'm jealous :D

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby dan8400 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:06 pm

Thanks PNP,

I am yet to make a control panel for the loader. Basically the switches and rotary control knob are hanging by wires. The track is dirty so the slow running is very bad. I was simply having a play and thought I'd film it. Also a little practice will help me out.

I am going to cut a pit under the loader for spillage. Like the real thing. This will feed into a container for easy cleaning.

I have a rechargeable hand held vacuum cleaner. This empties the wagons very well. It's not ideal but I can't unload them the way the prototype does. Also, if I keep on top of the unloading, when I have a guest I can show off the loader into plenty of empty wagons.

The layout is quite large. My shed is 6m x 3.6m or 20ft x 12ft. It's a lovely space but it could do with being twice as long :)

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby End2end » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:31 pm

dan8400 wrote:I have a rechargeable hand held vacuum cleaner. This empties the wagons very well.

I wondered that too. My desktop Henry should arrive tommorrow. :mrgreen:
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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby dan8400 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:47 pm

Mine was a cheap eBay item. It did come with a handy reducer and a small brush ended attachment. This seems to seal against the wagons and increase the suction. More luck than judgement though.

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby End2end » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:53 pm

I do have a cheap one from £land with those 2 attatchments but thought the Henry might be better.
The problem is I have to plug it into a usb socket or usb/mains adaptor. The Henry is battery operated so I can move freely around with it.
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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby dan8400 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:12 pm

Hi everyone,

I had big plans to get loads done over the weekend but it just didn't happen.

I did manage to have a bit of fun on the layout. I bought a Hornby TTS sound decoder for my 67. I have never had anything with sound before. But at less than 40 quid I thought it was worth a punt. To try it out if nothing else. I'm very pleased with the results

I have included a couple of short videos below:

https://youtu.be/_UnZizb60JU

https://youtu.be/AL4F8ZrdwCc

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