MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby End2end » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:20 pm

Just looking back over your thread dan8400 and can I ask, do you have a link for the airbrush off ebay?
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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby dan8400 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:52 pm

Hi

I don't have the link but I did a quick search and came up with one that looks the same

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331632606506

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby dan8400 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:37 am

Hi everyone,

Just a quick video this morning of some progress I've made with my road system. It is early stages but it's together enough for testing.

There will be more to follow on this but just wanted to post what I'd got to keep the forum updated

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyFYBX7EO8Y

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby carnehan » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:10 am

Dan that is looking brilliant. There seems to be a nice speed set on the lorry. In some videos I've seen the vehicles seem to hurtle along at to fast a rate, particularly on the corners - is there a way of adjusting this? The scenery around the roadway is coming along a treat too, I love the detached house in the process of being constructed.

Great stuff and more videos please. :D

Paul

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby Dave » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:09 am

dan8400 wrote:Just a quick video this morning of some progress I've made with my road system.


carnehan wrote:Dan that is looking brilliant. There seems to be a nice speed set on the lorry.


Strange... The video does not work for me but must do for others :?

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby dan8400 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:24 am

Hi Paul

Thank you for the comments. The lorry is as it came out the box (£65 from great electric train show this year). Seems a good speed. I have two other rigid lorries that were second hand. These are fitted with a small PCB which can adjust speed. I think I'd rather they went a little slower otherwise I may wander into 'toy' territory.

Detached house is a bachmann ready to plant item. Lovely present from a friend a couple of Christmases ago.

Dave, sorry the video doesn't work for you. Normally you just click the image. I'll post the link below directly to it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyFYBX7EO8Y


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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby Dave » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:05 am

For some reason I just get a blank page:

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As others can see it, the problem must be at my end rather than yours Dan, I wouldn't worry about it.

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby dan8400 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:08 am

Dave,

Photobucket has been painfully slow for me just recently. Both uploading and viewing. Maybe more of a problem with them that either of us.

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby Boïschaut » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:23 am

Dave wrote:For some reason I just get a blank page:

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As others can see it, the problem must be at my end rather than yours Dan, I wouldn't worry about it.


Got the same thing too. :(

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby alex3410 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:45 am



The first link didnt work for me either but the second seemed to, although i had to give is a moment as photo bucket seems to be rather slow lately - either that or full of popups

I am now off to google the car system as it works brilliantly, really cool feature that you have managed to implement really well around the rest of your layout - i doubt i will have the room for it but i can dream :lol:

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby Brooker » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:52 am

I love that!
Sound installation anyone? :shock:
Also finding photobucket very slow and full of popups, but I've only just created my account, so can't comment on whether it is getting better or worse..

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby dan8400 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:09 am

Thanks for the comments.

My method for the roads is:

-Superglue the guide wire to the baseboard
-Use Woodland Scenics 'Paving Tape'
-Mix and use Woodland Scenics 'Smooth It'
-Wait to dry
-Sand Surface smooth
-Paint / Weather

I also have come up with a way of directing traffic. I punch the centre pin out of a Seep point motor. I pivot a piece of the guide wire from the direction of travel and bend down through a hole into the Seep motor. You can now set two directions from this. I cover the whole area / mechanism with thin plasticard and build the road over it. Works well.

Magnets on a pivot under the road stop the vehicles with the built in reed switch.

Faller make 'Stopping places' and 'Point motors' but they are £25 upwards. Mine were basically free as the point motors were left over from another layout

Hope this helps someone looking to build a road network.

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby dan8400 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:11 am

Fitting sound may be possible in the artic lorry but the smaller rigids are nearly full of motor and batteries. The Tractor I have is stuffed with a motor in the cab and I do not own any small vans or cars yet.

Would be cool to hear the MB Actros chugging around though

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby lenht1951 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:40 pm

Absolutely brilliant, I'm having trouble just doing the basics :roll:

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Re: MIDVILLE JUNCTION Modern 00

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:10 pm

As others have said, the road and lorry look fantastic :D - brings a whole new dimension to a layout. And very interesting about the 'directing traffic' too.

Though I have to say Photobucket looks absolute rubbish :evil: = very slow to load, extremely jerky throughout, and then a full page advert covered the image! Suggest YouTube is a much better host to show off your videos . . .


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