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by RSR Engineer
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: my layout
Replies: 12
Views: 370

Re: my layout

Nice one, Alan. How long did this take you? Your ballasting looks good. Do you have any tips for us about how this was done? I'll be facing this job fairly soon and I'm all ears to other members' ideas.

Cheers,
Artur
by RSR Engineer
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: RSR new layout.
Replies: 94
Views: 12855

Re: RSR new layout.

Your account of a successful installation of a centre 3rd rail is interesting and enviable, MG. I also tried to do what you describe but got nowhere. I tried to lay wire and rail on pins in the middle of the track but couldn't get the solder to take for love nor money. Must've been my soldering tech...
by RSR Engineer
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: RSR new layout.
Replies: 94
Views: 12855

Re: RSR new layout.

Thank you, Brian, it's nice to finally see wheels turning again, even if it's still only backwards and forwards.

Cheers,
Artur
by RSR Engineer
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: RSR new layout.
Replies: 94
Views: 12855

Re: RSR new layout.

The contrun2 control panel is now installed and tested, except for some wiring that still needs to be done at the eastern end. It will be noticed that the panel does not correspond fully to the actual track layout. I decided to take the lazy way out and extend the existing former hidden loops panel ...
by RSR Engineer
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Track diagram conventions.
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Track diagram conventions.

OK, Brian, many thanks. It seems then to be enough that I am consistent within my own graphics.

Cheers,
Artur
by RSR Engineer
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Wiring and Electrics
Topic: Track diagram conventions.
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Track diagram conventions.

Would someone please tell me if there is a general consensus on how to indicate a power feed on a track diagram? I have always drawn two triangles facing each other apex-to-apex, one black and the other white. Is there a convention as to which is feed and which is return? One reason I ask is if I pu...
by RSR Engineer
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: 3rd rail retrospectively installed.
Replies: 3
Views: 637

Re: 3rd rail retrospectively installed.

The 3rd rail project has been abandoned, as I described in my post under RSR new layout, allowing the rest of the work to proceed.

Cheers,
Artur
by RSR Engineer
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Manufacturers Wish List
Topic: Why don't they make ... ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1385

Re: Why don't they make ... ?

That one went well over my head. Must've been having particularly slow day.

Cheers,
Artur
by RSR Engineer
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Manufacturers Wish List
Topic: Why don't they make ... ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1385

Re: Why don't they make ... ?

Do I follow you correctly, TWD? A removable cab roof makes it harder to install the crew? On older models, of course, you'll be faced with a sitting tenant known as a motor.
Cheers,
Artur
by RSR Engineer
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Baseboards
Topic: Baseboard height
Replies: 22
Views: 2666

Re: Baseboard height

If I might, as the Germans say, "add my mustard", my layout is 1.1 metres (some 3'7") above the floor, which allows me to reach across at least to the middle of the board. To view the trains at eye level, I will be able to sit on an ordinary chair. Normally, when operating, I will stand. Cheers, Artur