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Post by andy757 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:14 am

How come I cannot view the photos :?

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Post by RogerB » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:08 am

I think it's just Flickr having a moment. R-
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Post by RSR Engineer » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:34 pm

Sorry to hear you're having trouble with my images, Andy. If you get a picture of a little Japanese girl with a plastic panda on a lead, it's just a sign that flickr is busy. Any other aggro, let me know.

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Post by RogerB » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:55 pm

Flickr is available again. Have another go. R-
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Post by mijj » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:37 pm

Yes, it worked fine. It is quite a size but had to look again to see any arcing. I am glad to not be the one doing the ballasting :D .
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Post by RSR Engineer » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:23 pm

If I understand you correctly, mmjj, I'm also thankful that I won't have to ballast these tracks. They're all hidden sidings and loops. That test train has been up and down every siding and I've not seen any more arcing so far. I'm grateful for that, too. Maybe it depends on the loco. One older model on the roster is a Hamo (2-rail Märklin) class 03/10 Pacific. She had to have additional pickups under the tender bogies to stop the arcing (this was on the old layout) and a pickup on the back of one driving wheel because the mere axle in the chassis block wasn't enough to get the current to the motor. Märklin clearly hadn't got 2-rail properly sorted when I bought that model in 1973.

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Post by Dublo » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:43 am

Hello Artur
Wow this is some layout you've got going on here, I am most impressed and looking forward to watching it develop. I'm sorry if the photo I attached on my post has not quite cleared up your question regarding my trackwork. I could write out a listing of the rail sections used if you wish.

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Post by RSR Engineer » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:46 pm

Many thanks for your kind compliments, Dublo. Things have slowed down a bit as I'm wrestling with the design and construction of the control panels for the hidden tracks (plus a touch of lumbago).

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Re your HD track layout, I'm replying on your Little Weldon thread.

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Post by RSR Engineer » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:17 am

Work on the control panels has progressed a bit further. The theoretical design has proved to be practical but my handicraft skills are not really up to the job, I must confess. I toyed with the idea of having the so called "islands" lasercut professionally with NC technology but the price would have been horrendous.

The work is documented in more detail on flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/53775591@ ... 3524354145

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Post by footplate1947 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:49 am

Just your average little layout then. :lol:
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