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by RSR Engineer
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: RSR new layout.
Replies: 62
Views: 5467

Hidden sidings and webcams

Just made a start on installing and testing webcams to monitor the hidden sidings, the first section of the layout to be dealt with being the northern loops (dark green area). Not being a great lover of complex electronic systems anyway, I balked particularly at the cost of a professional system lik...
by RSR Engineer
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Baseboards
Topic: Underlay for tracks
Replies: 11
Views: 223

Re: Underlay for tracks

Just read this thread with much interest. As can be seen from the pix I've published of the new RSR layout, the hidden tracks on the lowest level are laid on "Selit" floor underlay, which undeniably makes for quiet running. However, there are plans to lay a centre third rail and stud contact on part...
by RSR Engineer
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: RSR new layout.
Replies: 62
Views: 5467

Re: RSR new layout.

Many thanks for your kind compliments, gentlemen. Please don't flatter me too loudly, John. A lot of that joinery was ad-libbed as the work proceeded and has turned out appropriately Heath-Robinson-ish. Jim, I'm grrrr-ing with you. The garden is promising (threatening?) to become quite time-consumin...
by RSR Engineer
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: RSR new layout.
Replies: 62
Views: 5467

Haulage test.

Not got much new work done this last month or so - too many other jobs have got in the way. Right now I'm waiting for the webcams to be delivered for the monitoring of the northern sidings and loops. What I did do was unpack some rolling stock to test the northern sidings points. I also took the opp...
by RSR Engineer
Thu May 30, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Arboretum Valley
Replies: 29
Views: 835

Re: Arboretum Valley

Super model, Jaz. Love the details. Is that Inspector Morse's Jag in the last picture?

Cheers,
Artur
by RSR Engineer
Sat May 11, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: RSR new layout.
Replies: 62
Views: 5467

Re: RSR new layout.

Thank you, Dublo. This is quite a milestone in the project. I may even pop a cork tonight.

Cheers,
Artur
by RSR Engineer
Fri May 10, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: RSR new layout.
Replies: 62
Views: 5467

Re: RSR new layout.

Finally got the northern sidings done. All point motors installed, wired up and connected to the control panel, with the exception of the DPDT switch for the banking engine sidings. There's still a bit of tidying up to do but I'm pretty much ready to start on the southern loops. The work is, as usua...
by RSR Engineer
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: DC
Topic: Weak magnet?
Replies: 26
Views: 1093

Re: Weak magnet?

If you accidently put the magnet back in the wrong way around the train will run backwards. I replaced a few magnets with my Hornby Dublo 3 rail collection a few years ago and when I ran them they ran brilliantly. However... One of my trains was not like the other (Remember Sesame Street? :lol: ). ...
by RSR Engineer
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: DC
Topic: Weak magnet?
Replies: 26
Views: 1093

Re: Weak magnet?

Walkingthedog wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:29 pm
Ah trick photography to confuse me. :D
Not on purpose, honest.
by RSR Engineer
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: DC
Topic: Weak magnet?
Replies: 26
Views: 1093

Re: Weak magnet?

Quite right, gentlemen, it's not a real X-04. It's Japanese. I was just referring to the layout of the magnet, open-sided pole pieces and commutator. There is a countersunk screw passing down through the top pole piece, a rebate at the back of the magnet and the bottom pole piece and (I assume) into...