Attic 00 Gauge 12'x11' [new pics and vid 53, 05/04/08]

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Postby Infrontcat » Wed May 09, 2007 8:32 pm

Excellent job Michael.

Hope you still have some finger tips left after all that soldering :wink:

Catcha later dude

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Postby thebuisnessman » Wed May 09, 2007 8:36 pm

:jawdrop:

Hasn't your brain Fried yet :o

That has wow factor, now does it work :idea: :roll: :wink:

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Postby mumbles » Wed May 09, 2007 8:44 pm

thebuisnessman wrote::
now does it work :idea: :roll: :wink:

it remains to be seen! i will have a serious tantrum if it doesn't. lol
and for the record
no fingers were harmed in the making of this control panel! but my brain was fried! :D
cheers guys
michael

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Postby Raider » Wed May 09, 2007 9:15 pm

It has to be said - that looks bloody impressive matey.

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Postby m.levin » Wed May 09, 2007 9:20 pm

Whats with all those wires, Ahh forgot you are a Dc man lol

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Postby mumbles » Sat May 12, 2007 9:56 pm

hello
on the subject of wires i bought another load of wire today at ashford model rail exhibition. i also got some extra fine grey granite chippings for ballast.
this evening i took the control panel into the attic and fixed it in place on hinges. i also started to drill some holes for aforementioned wires, and started planning out the wiring routes. gonna be another big job.. ha ha you should know that by now
btw ashford ex was a bit disappointing, if you read the letter in this months railway modeller about dull layouts with no trains moving you'll know what i mean! to be fair there were a few nice layouts, but the highlight for my daughter was the working mail train! for me it was getting the ballast i wanted!
maybe take some pics of the control panel upstairs tomorrow, might try to get a point motor or 2 wired in as well! we'll see
michael

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Postby mumbles » Sun May 13, 2007 11:51 pm

some pics
control panel
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the guts
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some track in place
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some more, first coat of rust, waiting for sleeper grime
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thats all for now
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Postby Raider » Sun May 13, 2007 11:55 pm

Looking good - are you going to paint the sleepers as well?

Not sure about those 2 wires sticking up from the track, but I'm sure they have a use

Is any of the control panel functional yet?

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Postby m.levin » Sun May 13, 2007 11:55 pm

SNRMR

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Postby Infrontcat » Mon May 14, 2007 1:24 am

Hi mate

That is a seriously splendid plateful of vermicelli :wink: Looks as though the rails are coming along nicely too. As for the control panel, it looks excellent mate. A right pro job :)

Cheers fella

Tim
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Postby Spavo » Mon May 14, 2007 7:08 am

Well it looks great, you must be pleased with your progress, I know I would be.....

Keep them photo's coming!

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Postby mark_brody » Mon May 14, 2007 9:18 am

Wow, be proud!

I only wish I understood the control panel, that looks well beyond me!

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Postby waz » Mon May 14, 2007 10:31 am

Hi Michael !!!


That control panel looks the business. A beautiful pro job.

My Very Best Regards

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Postby FishBowlMan » Mon May 14, 2007 2:02 pm

Hi Michael,

looks like a lovely job with the panel. Its great to see that something so complicated-looking underneath can look so simple and easy to follow on top.

What are the two groups of four (I think they're LEDs - can't quite make it out from the pic) arranged in a square?

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Postby mumbles » Mon May 14, 2007 2:21 pm

"What are the two groups of four (I think they're LEDs - can't quite make it out from the pic) arranged in a square?"

Ah well spotted,
this is the system i have devised to indicated double slips, they won't be representative as such but will have a small diagram to indicate route.
heres a closer view of the leds [i'm hoping this will work when it all gets plugged in as it were]
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any questions just ask, and for those that have appreciated the work, cheers. i will add that this is the first time i have built anything like this. i just took my time, planned it [with the help of ironduke] and put my usual anal retentiveness at making things to good use!
michael


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