Wealden Cement – Test Running

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”

Visualising the track plan

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”

Test Track Update

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”

Test Track Planning

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”

Kilsby Drift – Automation

I’m hoping that I’ll be able to form a team to help exhibit the layout but with the house move to Dorset the friends that have agreed to help are going to be farther away and less available and whilst I’m sure that over time I’ll be able to get other people to help itContinue reading “Kilsby Drift – Automation”

Kilsby Drift – Layout Planning

The house move has slowed to a crawl now and with all the layouts except Sturminster Newton in storage thoughts have started to turn to the potential setup in the new house and the options I have available. The plan as it is today is that I’ll have a shed for the layouts and I’mContinue reading “Kilsby Drift – Layout Planning”

Kilsby Drift – The Concept

As I start to get into the design work for Kilsby Drift I though it was worth while looking back at the thinking and decisions that have led to this point. The driver is fairly easy and with no previous interest and no local knowledge or experience with the WCML the decision to support RevolutionContinue reading “Kilsby Drift – The Concept”