The Radius Island Railway

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Montfort
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Re: The Radius Island Railway

Postby Montfort » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:14 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Radius Island Railway

Postby Chops » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:42 pm

A fourth radii you say? Do it!

Contemplating your roundey-round and the former point to point, it is wise on several levels. First, it will be small enough to put in the trunk and take to an exhibition, and you are preventing the project from taking you over, rather than you taking over the project.

I have a pen pal in Pennsylvania, he has a very fine layout, a roundy round, in a 4x4 space, and it is exquisitely detailed, and is not overwhelming his busy life, as he is a young man, and plans to read law.

I am enjoying your work, and it serves as inspiration and guidance.
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Re: The Radius Island Railway

Postby Montfort » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:01 pm

Thanks for your kind comments. There are already four track circles (see page 2 of this topic).

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Re: The Radius Island Railway

Postby Montfort » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:06 pm

The Radius Island Railway is still alive ! :D

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Re: The Radius Island Railway

Postby Chops » Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:07 am

It gave me a brief case of vertigo, looking at it!
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Re: Another Roundy Round Layout

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:20 am

End2end wrote:I've got one of those too. :D End2end


And me :D - though I run four trains on the same circle instead of separate ones!
ImageIMG_9210 by Pink Nosed Penguin, on Flickr

Unfortunately my 'baseboard' is rather thin and not very rigid :lol: - would be good to mount above floor level too, to avoid obstructions on the line!

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Re: The Radius Island Railway

Postby joshv8 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:12 am

I like how the cats taking a keen interest in the 'lost dog' column. The cat always did it!

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Re: The Radius Island Railway

Postby Montfort » Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:12 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Radius Island Railway

Postby BorderShed » Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:49 pm

Montfort wrote:The Radius Island Railway is still alive !

That looks very entertaining :)

I am a bit late to the party ! - because the videos do not work anymore :(

Which controller(s) did you decide upon, did you try the LM317 circuit, does it work ok ?

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Re: The Radius Island Railway

Postby Montfort » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:53 pm

Thanks for all your kind comments.
A new link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7AYiNW3iCc
I used an old Bachmann "Large scale" controller. It works as well as possible. I never tried the LM317 circuit.
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Re: The Radius Island Railway

Postby BorderShed » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:43 am

Montfort wrote:A new link to the video:

Thanks, a very merry go round. :D

That LM317 cct is very simple, thanks for the heads-up, I googled LM317 and found lots of similar usage so I think I will order some and have a play, they dont cost much.
But I will try it out on a spare motor first :) !

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Re: The Radius Island Railway

Postby Montfort » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:59 am

Don't forget to call the Fire Department of your city before any test ! :lol:
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Re: The Radius Island Railway

Postby Chops » Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:38 am

Just give it a good head of steam, it will move.
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