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Old 28-06-2018, 07:35 PM   #25

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Back again - The layout is operated by cab-control using a Gaugemaster 100m with a second Gaugemaster hand held controller mounted on the 'hidden sidings' side of the layout. Centre 'off' double pole miniature switches are mounted geographically on the panel track diagram for the power feeds. Also mounted on the panel are the seven isolating 'push to make' buttons used for holding locos. These are positioned one at the stops end of the bay, one for the loco shed, one for the turntable and one for each of the hidden sidings. The last four are useful if a train is driven into the hidden sidings and the operator is distracted - forgetting to stop the train in time! However being only 9" in length they are ineffective on vehicles with pickups on both bogies, (cl121 'Bubblecar' and cl 22 diesel).- ask me how I know!!
The two controllers feed to the tracks via a Gaugemaster HF2 (High frequency Track Cleaner). - so no coreless motored locos allowed...
The miniature sprung centre 'off' point switches are mounted in rows in the centre of the panel, these operate seep pm1 motors mounted underneath the baseboard, fed through a Gaugemaster CDU. Points are paired if they form a crossover using one switch, so they throw together - as per prototype practice. The 3 points positioned in the hidden sidings are operated by 'Peco' surface mounted motors,these have no spare contacts to use so 'slave' motors are used( 3 spare seep pm1's ) repeating the point indications shown on the panel using red and green LED'S.

The hidden sidings are 'viewed' using two 12v miniature cameras - one located at each end, and connected to a 7" 12v monitor mounted next to the main control panel - a basic system but it works..
Thats probably enough for now, so I will add some more pictures,
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