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true

for the first time in years

we come noth to LW with a layout

:oh3:

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The first part of the factory is finished

this part is now stopped.

That because I start the high voltage masts

on a new baseplate 48x48

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more on:

pictures old factory on brickshelf built from 0 to 100%

pictures brickshelf

:blush::sadnew:

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on the end 2011 beginning 2012, I have decided to demolish the layout

it is a old layout 2003-2004 and ended on 2011

All the nine volt becomes dismantled…

All nine volt must be gone and all the rest (buildings and landscape to…

This is a sad job. But no need…. ,

we work hard on the attic for a rebuild

Everything are modernised, there comes automatic signals…

everything what is on the track will be dedected and will become on the pc

the track is divided in sectors (parts)

every part becomes provide with electricity and connected on the pc.

al the trains and traincars will be dedected

see more of the rebuild:

with exclusive pictures

what new pictures:

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*huh*

gladly responses

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new on the layout

at the end of the tracks new buffers have been introduced

the old trainbuffers are not beautiful, I wants more detail and put in authenticit.

the older trainbuffers are just bricks on each other,

for the stability

lighting17.jpg_thumb.jpg

night picture:

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more on

my brickshelf pictures

:blush:

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Wow Patrick, this is a massive plan that you're implementing, the idea looks fantastic! It's sad to see your old layout taken apart, but I'm sure the new one will be bigger and better.

It looks like there's a lot of custom stuff you're using for the signalling, can you give us any details on the electronics, interface to the computer, and software in use?

I love the picture of the train yard at night, but then you've always been great with LEDs and electronics. Good luck with the new project!

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I will give certainly explanation

when everything work perfectly

then I take pictures of the plates and other stuf

At the present we have a problem with signals and pc. + sofware.

the test program works perfectly.

from the pc we can change the signals …

dedection works perfectly.

But the programme which does the communication, of the signals and the dedection of the tracks,

if a train stand still ore passed, and addapted the signals,

this program dont work.

the programme is written by a friend.

Sunday we work further for the communication

Meanwhile I have find errors that i gave removed in the dedection of the tracks on the layout… that is now solved…

I promise you to give explanation if everything work perfectly.

see more on:

:wink:

thanks for the interest

soon I give a new update

I work on it to finish the signals

:thumbup:

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Wow, that's very impressive patje. :thumbup: Looking forward to more details.

I've got to ask, in your post here http://legotreinforum.forum2go.nl/post13154.html#13154 how did you get and/or make the metal wheels?

I have seen the weels once on the Internet

on my forum I written that on a topic

and we have bought the wheels together.

A friend of my dit that... :blush:

update:

belgium signals

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on the layout:

without lego:

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with lego:

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on brickshelf

:wink:

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I have seen the weels once on the Internet

on my forum I written that on a topic

and we have bought the wheels together.

I've tried looking through your amazing forum (a lot) but still can't find the topic.

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I've tried looking through your amazing forum (a lot) but still can't find the topic.

indeed by crach several topics are probably gone

also these.

I'm sorry..

I have replaced it :cry_sad:

metal weels

you must buy them by 100

the time that we bought them

(that for the information)

:blush:

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small update

in real, (Belgium)

we have the dedection below the train.

a steel brush hangs below the train

and touched the pieces between the rails

the train becomes dedected and further the signals

changed. see picture:

belgium_signals3.jpg_thumb.jpg

for this small update on the layout

i needed 450 bricks

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more pictures on

:blush:

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we have the dedection below the train.

a steel brush hangs below the train

and touched the pieces between the rails

the train becomes dedected and further the signals

changed.

Fantastic stuff :blush:

Is that PF track or your self-made 9v track, as the picture is quite dark?

Just as if it's 9v then the train automatically stops every time? Is there an override for that?

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these are ordinary 9 volt tracks

that become divided in pieces of approximately 1m30

this is a sector. every sector still have a piece of 4 pieces straight rails…

this part will stop the train … by means of a relay (more later)

(a second small sector in the large sector)

with 4 little papers you make a sector

2 along both sides,

his part is no more conected to the other rails

and you have a sector.

papers:

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complete sector (in the middle)with stop part of 4 straight rails:

rebuild_19.jpg

:wink:

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belgium_signals3.jpg_thumb.jpg

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That is a SWEET addition :sweet:

I think most people (myself included) would have been tempted to do that 2 studs wide. The fact that you've gone for one stud wide makes it look even nicer in my opinion.

A very nice detail to add that not many would notice. Well played :sweet:

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That is a SWEET addition :sweet:

I think most people (myself included) would have been tempted to do that 2 studs wide. The fact that you've gone for one stud wide makes it look even nicer in my opinion.

A very nice detail to add that not many would notice. Well played :sweet:

yea...this one looks great! We see a lot in Hong Kong as well!

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thanks for the replay

:thumbup:

unfortunately it is not in the middle.

such as it would have be

buth with a plate below,

it came too high and stuck to the train

:sad:

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The first test programme changes all signals in 1 time of colour.

(test phase)

With update of the new programme

I can give a colour one 1 signal only or to several signals

Every signal must get a address, the pc. recognises the signal…

and can change that…

every signal gets a serial number in the next step….

testprograml_nieuw.jpg

more:

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The signals have now all an address also the cabins…

every signal can be checked from the pc.

signials_14.jpg

signials_17.jpg

works perfectly

:sweet:

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The switches have now also a number, and are also numbered in the pc., as such that the programme can indicate the correct number and switch

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more explanation how the switches will work finds you here

explanation

:blush:

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new update with new plan

the_layout_new_plan_with_signals.jpg

the large signals stands there already

the numbers 1 , 2 and 3 are smaller signals

more explanation concerning the different small signals:

small signals

:wink:

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Nice to see your updates Patrick, I'm currently working on Dutch style signals with PF possibility. Your signals look nice! And of course your layout too, but that is no news in your case ;)

Gr. Johan

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Nice to see your updates Patrick, I'm currently working on Dutch style signals with PF possibility. Your signals look nice! And of course your layout too, but that is no news in your case ;)

Gr. Johan

Thanks Johan for the replay.

I hope to update pictures today

of the working dedection, when trains running

on tracks..

:blush:

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at last the trains drive back

:sick:

the dedectie run now perfectly

with dedectie plates under the layout and the leds for the controlle on layout

1led is a piece track (sector)

when the led light up, the train driving on that part of the track

when the train has passed the led extinction;

the train is already on another sector

that's why the leds jumping

rebuild_36.jpg

dedectieplaten_6-7-8.jpg

dedectie_1.jpg

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examine the result

here a film concerning the dedectie on layout

(takes little time for uploud)

film

more explanation:

explonation

gladly your opinion

:blush:

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new update

We stand a step further

after the dedection on the layout

see previous explanation.

we have now also the dedection on the screen (pc)

the red lines which move, are trains driving on these sectors

and the sectors are occupied… (red)

(3 trains drive on the example )

look film

more explonation

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