Goathland - Ed's Layout! UPDATED 23/03/10

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Re: Goathland - Ed's Layout!

Postby edwardholmes91 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:04 pm

Thanks Liam

I don't have access to a camera that I could use to film my layout but I suppose I could use a phone camera? As for pictures I haven't really done anything on the layout for a while, so there is nothing really to take pictures of. :)

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Re: Goathland - Ed's Layout!

Postby User Removed » Sat Oct 04, 2008 10:57 am

Nice layout and a very proffesional looking control panel. :)

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Re: Goathland - Ed's Layout!

Postby edwardholmes91 » Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:14 am

KingEdward1st wrote:Nice layout and a very proffesional looking control panel. :)

Thanks, I can post a more detailed wiring diagram for you if you like? I think one of the rotary switches is already posted.

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Re: Goathland - Ed's Layout!

Postby User Removed » Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:23 am

if you dont mind that would be great. ;)

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Re: Goathland - Ed's Layout!

Postby edwardholmes91 » Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:47 pm

Ok here is the circuit digram for the track control, already posted on another page:

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The circuit shown above only shows one of the three poles to the rotary switches. The first pole is for positive track power, the second for negative track power and the third is used to switch the tricolour LEDs. I will try and post a picture of how the tri colour LEDs work.

For now though this is a circuit diagram of the Point indication panel:
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Re: Goathland - Ed's Layout!

Postby Class 66 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:07 pm

Any progress on the layout Edward ?

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Re: Goathland - Ed's Layout!

Postby edwardholmes91 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:59 pm

No sorry. Thanks for showing some interest. I seem to have lost all motivation to do things on it at the moment. I think it is the ballasting that is really holding me back. I did about 1 yard and it took me 2 hours, and since then I haven't done any more ballasting. I really need to get down to it again though and when I see some improvements I will get the motivation to do more.

I have got 2 AS physic resit exams next week and 3 general studies exams this week. So I am a bit overloaded at school at the minute. Fortunately I only have theory in ICT form now onwards as I have handed my coursework in today, and physics is just theory. If I pass these AS exams then I will be able to carry on with physics to the end of the year and take the A2 exam, but if I fail I am going to have to drop the A2 and cram as much AS in as I can, to resist again in the summer. Then I have got lots of Electronics coursework that needs to be done by Easter. Then after that it is just revision until my A2s in May and I am out of that place!

If I pass everything then I have got a year out and I am treating myself to looking for a course in PHP because I enjoy web design. Other than that though I have got a whole year to do what I want. I am going to take a bit more time on at work and should be able to rake a bit more money in. Then the rest of the time is my own! So I am really hoping to get moving on the layout then. Perhaps I should set myself a few targets! :)

Sorry for the long rambling post about my life but... well anyway, thats all there is to update really, nothing much more to tell.

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Re: Goathland - Ed's Layout!

Postby User Removed » Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:03 pm

Good luck with your exams. ;) I've got my as physics one next monday.

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Re: Goathland - Ed's Layout!

Postby Class 66 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:15 pm

holmedwa04 wrote:No sorry. Thanks for showing some interest. I seem to have lost all motivation to do things on it at the moment. I think it is the ballasting that is really holding me back. I did about 1 yard and it took me 2 hours, and since then I haven't done any more ballasting. I really need to get down to it again though and when I see some improvements I will get the motivation to do more.

I have got 2 AS physic resit exams next week and 3 general studies exams this week. So I am a bit overloaded at school at the minute. Fortunately I only have theory in ICT form now onwards as I have handed my coursework in today, and physics is just theory. If I pass these AS exams then I will be able to carry on with physics to the end of the year and take the A2 exam, but if I fail I am going to have to drop the A2 and cram as much AS in as I can, to resist again in the summer. Then I have got lots of Electronics coursework that needs to be done by Easter. Then after that it is just revision until my A2s in May and I am out of that place!

If I pass everything then I have got a year out and I am treating myself to looking for a course in PHP because I enjoy web design. Other than that though I have got a whole year to do what I want. I am going to take a bit more time on at work and should be able to rake a bit more money in. Then the rest of the time is my own! So I am really hoping to get moving on the layout then. Perhaps I should set myself a few targets! :)

Sorry for the long rambling post about my life but... well anyway, thats all there is to update really, nothing much more to tell.


Good luck with your exams. I'm a freelance website designer specialising in PHP and HTML and I can say it's definatly worth while learning PHP as you can do loads of things with it!

Once again good luck :)

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Re: Goathland - Ed's Layout!

Postby edwardholmes91 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:26 pm

KingEdward1st wrote:Good luck with your exams. ;) I've got my as physics one next monday.

Likewise, lets hope you don't have to revisit them like I am having to do!

Class 66 wrote:I'm a freelance website designer specialising in PHP and HTML and I can say it's definatly worth while learning PHP as you can do loads of things with it!

Once again good luck

Thanks, I have built two webpage's one for my Shape Making Club and one for my railway layout. The Shape Making Club one was my first proper website and it was coded in HTML and I used a tiny bit of CSS to change link hovers etc. Then the one for my railway layout I have made recently. It was all hand coded again but this time I learnt CSS for real and have a CSS based layout and print stylesheets! So I decided that the next stage was to look at PHP because I know you can do some powerful stuff with it!

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Re: Goathland - Ed's Layout!

Postby trains! » Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:48 pm

The life is quite intresting :D , it shows me what i have to do later on in life :shock: . I dont mind balasting dont see what the big thing is about it. Blast a bit of music on, and start scattering :D 8) . If you live close ill come help you after your exams :D .
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Re: Goathland - Ed's Layout!

Postby edwardholmes91 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:30 pm

trains! wrote:The life is quite intresting :D , it shows me what i have to do later on in life :shock: . I dont mind balasting dont see what the big thing is about it. Blast a bit of music on, and start scattering :D 8) . If you live close ill come help you after your exams :D .


Good idea I will try some music! I built a small amplifier for a bit of fun at school (LM380) stereo, 2W per channel I think, so not the best of amps in the world, but it does the trick for iPods etc. ... and I have found some nice hi fi speakers in the loft where my layout is, and when you use those with it you can get some good bass responce! To say it is a tiny little 14 pin chip! The neighbours are going to love me! :D

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Re: Goathland - Ed's Layout!

Postby edwardholmes91 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:31 pm

EDIT: Seem to have manage to post twice for some reason and can't delete this post. Maybe members could be given permission to delete their own posts in the Personal Layouts section?

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Re: Goathland - Ed's Layout!

Postby burrawcentral » Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:09 pm

Hay, Edward. I like the diagram you made on that circuit.

Good look with the exams. Plus can't wait to see some updates.
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Re: Goathland - Ed's Layout!

Postby edwardholmes91 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:28 pm

burrawcentral wrote:Hay, Edward. I like the diagram you made on that circuit.

Good look with the exams. Plus can't wait to see some updates.

Thank you. Not sure what I used to draw it. Originally I bought a program called Livewire. And at school we use Livewire combined with PCB Wizard. However New Wave Concepts... the company that make the software also produce something called Circuit Wizard which combines the features of Livewire and PCB Wizard. That is the reason why I say I am not sure lol, but I would definitely recommend Circuit Wizard. Plus pay the £90 for the Pro version instead of £60 for standard because you get a lot more features in the Pro.

Thanks for the kind comments about the exams. I have done 2 of the 3 general studies exams now so I have got general studies Unit 3 AS on Monday and then Units 1 and 2 Physics AS resit on Tuesday. The general studies wasn't too hard. Unit 1 was about Modern Art and was quite hard and then Unit 2 was about Maths and Science and compared to AS or even some of the GCSE stuff it was really easy! So, only 3 more to go this January and then lots more in May for my A2s.

Again, like your layout really. I haven't had chance to do much but when I do something I will let you know and keep you posted. Can't wait till my year out :D


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