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

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FishBowlMan
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Postby FishBowlMan » Mon May 14, 2007 5:01 pm

mumbles wrote: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.

Makes sense.

Again, looks great - especially in close up,

John.
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Postby mumbles » Tue May 15, 2007 5:43 pm

hooray!
i got my first point motors wired up
so i did a little video to share with you
be warned its not the most exciting video! lol
control panel vid

cheers
michael

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Postby Ijdagger » Tue May 15, 2007 5:45 pm

Nice one, thats two points done now for the 20 or so more.

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Postby live-frog » Tue May 15, 2007 6:00 pm

Stunning video , right up there with Jaws for suspense.
I presume there will be a 'POINTS 2' which will be even more rivetting !!

Seriously tho , I like what you've done with the LEDs although I don't fancy the idea of retro-wiring 27 points to include them on mine !

Ron

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Postby Raider » Tue May 15, 2007 6:05 pm

Nice work - you will have the rest done in no time (if you get off MSN that is :lol: )

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Postby m.levin » Tue May 15, 2007 6:11 pm

I have got to say Mumbles........................................

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Postby Spavo » Tue May 15, 2007 7:25 pm

Ermmmm I want one!

Looks bloody great Michael and it will be so satisfying changing lines later on with a cup of tea in your hand just sat there whilst loons like me are running across the room with the hand of god!

Looks marvellous!

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Postby mumbles » Tue May 15, 2007 8:53 pm

cheers fellas
i must say i did chuckle heartily to myself when i flicked that first switch, the point clicked across and the leds changed
very satisfying.. now to do the other 21 and the 20 or so isolating switches that need power feeds doing!
michael

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Postby Raider » Tue May 15, 2007 9:01 pm

The isolating ones should be the easiest to do - just 2 wires.

Ah the joys of a DC layout.

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Postby British Rail » Tue May 15, 2007 9:08 pm

What an excellent box Michael....... I want one 8)


Keep up the impressive work,

BR

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Postby Infrontcat » Tue May 15, 2007 11:48 pm

Fantastico compadre :wink:

Know what you mean about the effect that buzzy 'snap' has upon you when you realise the points work. It does make you feel a bit like Brunel if only for a very short time, lol :)

Cheers mate

Tim
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Postby FishBowlMan » Wed May 16, 2007 12:45 am

Reminded me of the Simpson's episode when Homer's in the car playing with the courtesy light. "Light goes on... light goes off... light goes on..."

Its amazing how good something like that can make you feel though - one of those "I made that" moments. And just think... you have another 21 of those moments still to come.

John.
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Postby mark_brody » Wed May 16, 2007 4:40 pm

I can't believe I actually watched that....

Are you using a CDU?

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Postby mumbles » Wed May 16, 2007 4:50 pm

mark_brody wrote:I can't believe I actually watched that....

ho ho
i can't believe i made it and uploaded it to youtube :lol:
yeah, got a cdu for it, i belive that makes sure it gives it a snappy punch and prevents point motors blowing
"light goes on light goes off"
lmao, just how i felt :D
michael

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Postby eggbert17 » Wed May 16, 2007 7:01 pm

Full credit to you mate, i wouldnt have a clue where to start with point electrics, keep up the good work :)


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