Kerluk's layout

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Mountain » Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:40 pm

Yes, that is the traditional track cleaning rubber. Been using them for years. Bother Peco and Hornby make them. I use both.. Whichever I can find... So for now it is my Hornby one.
The track cleaning rubbers are a gentle abrasive which rubs dirt off the track surface. There are other methods of cleaning track, though I've always used the rubbers myself as they are relatively cheap and last a long time. Expect 2 to 10 years use depending on how large your layout is and how often you use it.

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:47 pm

Emettman wrote:That's nice running. Can I ask what controller you're using?

Yes you can ! It's a homemade controller with a DPDT center off toggle switch: :oops:

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Mountain » Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:49 pm

Yes, that is the traditional track cleaning rubber. Been using them for years. Bother Peco and Hornby make them. I use both.. Whichever I can find... So for now it is my Hornby one.
The track cleaning rubbers are a gentle abrasive which rubs dirt off the track surface. There are other methods of cleaning track, though I've always used the rubbers myself as they are relatively cheap and last a long time. Expect 2 to 10 years use depending on how large your layout is and how often you use it.
You don't have to press too hard in use as I often find a light pressure but quick movement does just as good.

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Mountain » Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:50 pm

Which bit on the wiring diagram is the overload cut out?
Is it the component next to the 15v thingie.. Near the potentiometer thing..
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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:54 pm

It's not on the wiring diagram. I use a car bulb (12v / 21w). It's a very old trick... :o

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Mountain » Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:56 pm

Ooh. Good idea.

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:15 pm

That circuit is pretty much the same as the original Gaugemasters. You could install their GM41 thermal cutout into one of the leads between the transformer and the bridge rectifier. It will give better protection to the controller as well as the locos.
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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:06 am

The wiring diagram updated:

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:00 am

My controller is as simple as that:

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:34 pm

A new passenger train arrived on Kerluk's layout :lol:

New passenger train

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby End2end » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:50 pm

All aboard! :D
How about some lighting and passengers?
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Although for DCC track pick up I'm sure the circuit could be modified to DC power pick up.
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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:35 am

Thanks End2end! :D
I have no problem with DCC because I'm a "DC guy" :lol:

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:09 pm

Once again I changed my track plan :oops: :roll: :o
I used my own "power clip" and I'm very happy with the result :D

New track plan

My own power clip

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby Kerluk » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:11 pm

The rush hour at Kerluk's Layout :lol:

The rush hour

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Re: Kerluk's layout

Postby alex3410 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:14 pm

Kerluk wrote: I'm very happy with the result


It looks much better! can hardly see it, good job :D


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