Spent today checking over the layout, a few points being a bit difficult in the warm and lots of track cleaning required. Took the opportunity to test out a couple of the new N Gauge Society Hunslets as the layout was designed for these. All worked ok and I’m back to ensuring that the DapolContinue reading “Wealden Cement”
Progress has not been at the speed I would have liked and I’ve been struggling for what seems ages getting the double slips set up. More on that later. The main lines and carriage sidings are now all installed and working, the cement sidings/yard is also in place along with all the points, point motorsContinue reading “Poole Sidings – June Update”
Wealden cement is a DCC layout which is controlled through a JMRI Mimic panel. I’ve had to update JMRI as I’ve not run it for the last year and the updates have required me to build a new turnout table and relink the points to the panels. Should be straightforward but I haven’t found theContinue reading “Wealden Cement – Test Running”
The last board has been attached which will have the sea wall for Holes bay and the road leading to Sterte as well as the curves around the signal box. I’ve put the actual points in position to check the clearance for the point motors and deal with my nagging concern that there are tooContinue reading “Visualising the track plan”
Its been a long time since I last posted but with the house move completed I’ve been starting to get settled into the new train room and have some boards up and the Nelevation (https://www.nelevation.com/) tested. Despite thinking and testing that I had the track set in the correct position on the risers I stillContinue reading “House Move and News”
It’s been a journey but at long last and after a number of challenges I have at last manged to get one train running around the upline stopping in the right blocks and switching the lights and sound off and on as required using iTrain. I found a number of challenges on the way andContinue reading “Test Track Update”
We should be exchanging on our new house at the end of this week so my thinking has been dancing around both what I’m going to be able to do in the garden as O gauge and what will be in the railway room. More on the Garden options in due course. I will beContinue reading “Poole – The Concept”
Work on the test track has been progressing with all the track now laid on 5mm foamboard to deaden some of the sound but more importantly to allow me to have all the wiring above boards and create some capacity to route the layout wiring and point motor linkages under the track. Nearly all theContinue reading “Test Track Update”
With the move into the flat now completed the train automation testing can commence. I’ve taken advantage of some Black Friday deals to acquire the Digikeijs DR5000 which will be the main control part of the layout and once I have worked out all the connections to iTrain, the D44088 Sensors and the track andContinue reading “Test Track Planning”
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