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 Posted: Wed Oct 10th, 2018 02:59 am
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Hi Brian

So good to hear from you. Glad you like Granby's progress.  I have been meaning to post on your layout thread but I was worried I might interrupt your track laying. :lol:

You have a great memory.....I am, indeed, almost all Lenz but I have had to get some different point decoders because Lenz arent great with stall motors.

As you can see from my reply to Dave I am using the Fleischmann Turncontrol unit as an interface with the computor......it works very well. I am so glad I dumped the Heljan......running a succession of locos through the turntable is such fun..........you can..........almost.......do it without checking. How does Itrain work with the Fleischmann turntable?

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Hi John
The Fleischmann turntable works very well with itrain its fully supported and the LDT stuff does the business aswell but took my thinking head to work it all out. I think your controller looks a lot better probably a lot easier to set up i dont think that was available when i bought my turntable. I to have a spare Heljan turntable i seem to remember there were a few things on the web about converting analouge ones to dcc but seeing Pete Woggas Fleischmann one working made me decide to go for that.

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Pete went down the Heljan route as well but very quickly replaced it. I wish I had followed his example! I wasted nigh on four years trying to get the Heljan to talk nicely to RR&Co
Do you ever hear from Pete? I lost touch a few years ago.

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I have attempted to make contact for a few weeks now John. The telephone number i had for him is now a dead number but i think that mobile had something to do with his work.
I tried sending him a message through Skype but no answer as yet. Last night i searched and found he has a facebook account i have sent a message on that but no answer on that at present.
Mind you if he anything like me i perhaps only log on to facebook once a week.

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If you make contact do give him my best wishes.It would be great to hear from him

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Itried unsuccessfully to contact Pete via his email address last year - if you track him down please pass on my regards as well.



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It was make and mend last week......or more accurately make, test,test again and mend. 

I have been muttering about bedding in the shed for a few weeks now

Here are the rear foundations and partially installed edge trim which will hopefully prevent damage to rather fragile paper vents





The unsightly gaps between buildings and base result from not being able to properly support the ply extension I had to add when I changed turntables.

Its unrealistic to bed the shed in permanently......inevitably there will be the occasional loco that will fall asleep in the shed.

The change in exit track geometry resulted in very tight clearances on some entrances. So the primary challenge was not so much cosmetic, but rather to ensure that when the shed has to be lifted clear it can be replaced very accurately.

I cut out, as best I could, 1mm card to precisely reflect the complex shape of the shed



The previous shed was completely floored. With a 3' foot viewing distance and narrow entrances it was barely, if at all, visible.  The continuous track infill created an additional and unnecessary operating hazard.

This time I adopted the philosophy of "what the eye cant see, the heart wont grieve about"
 


The rear edge of the narrow front foundations were laid to match up exactly with the rear of the front walls and have proved to be a very reliable placement guide

I sacrificed some track length to ensure I had reliable stop blocks



Using my Scalescene skills (and residual off cuts) the blocks are each made from 3 squares of 2mm card laminated together




Two pieces of foam line up with the buffers leaving enough clear space in between for the kadee coupler on the tender.

Not quite model of the year standard........but quick to make and very robust.

The last job was to build the ballast up around the water columns and foundation edges.

! can now lift the building for maintenance and replace it with a great degree of certainty.However, I would much prefer not having to lift it ever! So lots of track cleaning and testing.

When operating, the locos leave the bridge at a scale 7mph and slow to 5 mph on entering the shed. The stop markers inside the shed are set so the loco just touches the buffers and then stops. I dont want them driving into the buffers but nor do I want them to stop short because I need the next loco to stop close to the shed entrance to avoid any possibilty of fouling near the turntable

  Lots and lots of testing




I spent the best part of a morning running these guys back and forth until I was satisfied





The sharp eyed will notice a missing water column in the left foreground

Missing in action I am afraid. During the course of the morning I became an unwilling expert in stripping and assembling Mike's Models Water Columns.

I did mention previously that these delicate models were hostages to fortune:




This hobby sure teaches one patience!

Still struggling with the Water Column otherwise the only thing that still needs to be done on the GWR shed is to refit the doors....all 12 of them

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Patience indeed John, not to mention skill.



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I think your robust buffer stops will do the job John, I have a few of those peco plastic buffer stops ,they fall apart if i look at them too hard.  Hopefully this will prove well worth your efforts . well done i say. :thumbs



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Top work, John.  :thumbs



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Motivation, combined with skill, greatly increased one's patience. You just know that it's going to do as you command. Resistance is futile!

A complex job well done John.

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Thanks for the encouragement guys.

The superglue on the WC is setting,yet again,  as I write this. :lol: Shades of Robert the Bruce and his spider!

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Brave man John who is doing a great job there.
A question for you on each of your shed tracks do you have a single block for each track or even further does each track have separate blocks within each track for use with your railroad & Co ?


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Hi John
I just love your attention to detail.  Everything just looks right as a whole, and then your eye catches all those little things, one after another and it looks so real.  I can smell the steam and coal smoke.  It has been a real pleasure reading your thread - thank you!!

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Briperran wrote: Brave man John who is doing a great job there.
A question for you on each of your shed tracks do you have a single block for each track or even further does each track have separate blocks within each track for use with your railroad & Co ?


Brian


Thanks Brian :thumbs

Not sure about Itrain but with RR&Co you can really only move locos from block to block. The ability to move a loco within a block is quite limited .

So to move a loco in and out of the shed without involving the bridge is best accomplished with a two block set up on each shed track.

Only the block connecting with the bridge has a contact indicator.....RR&Co allows you to set up virtual indicators called flagmen......flagmen are triggered/activated by a specified event. They are very powerful and versatile tools.......so I use them to indicate occupancy and stop locos when they enter the shed blocks.

I think Itrain has something similar to flagmen?

Many years ago Chris did a detailed comparison of Itrain and Train Controller.......I will try and dig it out

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Headmaster wrote: Hi John
I just love your attention to detail.  Everything just looks right as a whole, and then your eye catches all those little things, one after another and it looks so real.  I can smell the steam and coal smoke.  It has been a real pleasure reading your thread - thank you!!

Regards

Michael.

Hi Michael

Thats very kind of you......thank you.

I must admit to enjoying detailing and it is very gratifying when it all comes together to create a believable setting or cameo

So glad you enjoyed my scribbling

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Hi John
Yes Itrain and r & co and co a similar in that way but of course Itrain is not as sophisticated.

I should have described my question better,what i was really asking in your case with your engine shed is each shed track you have got a single block or have you split each shed track into say 3 blocks each track?

I assume in r & co like Itrain you can have multiple feedbacks within a block for more precise control.


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Hi Brian

The shed tracks are all divided into two separate blocks.

Yes you can have multiple indicators in a block although I only operate with one actual contact indicator per block. In blocks that end in a siding I often just use a virtual inducator

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