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a small step further

Preparing small shunting signals

Meanwhile,the major signals are further finished

with a white border, as it should be.

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more on:

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a little step further

some shunting signals are connected

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more pictures on:

pictures

or larger pictures on:

My link

:classic:

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back an update after a long time

we had the signals

we had the detection

everything worked on PC and layout

after much testing

the result was far too slow

train was long past the signal

for the signial change

not so good

and the cards of the signals

could not quickly

so changing cards

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and so testing

the new cards are good

films

film 1 signal test:

groupstest signals

much more explanation on:

explonation

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Hi Patrick,

good job! Looks very nice! B.t.w. shouldn't you consider 3D printing for those triangular signals?

Are you also coming to LEGOWorld 2012??!

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Hi Patrick,

good job! Looks very nice! B.t.w. shouldn't you consider 3D printing for those triangular signals?

Are you also coming to LEGOWorld 2012??!

concerning the printing

these are tryouts

so I have not yet thought on it

I'm sorry for lego world,

I will unfortunately not be there

no leave

:cry_sad:

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small but not insignificant update

when there are tunnels ...

Then the people must use a type size

to loading and unloading matriaal ..

For the locomotives and wagons that drive through the tunnel

therefor stands along freight stations

a kind of metal fence (belgium)

where the trains drives under to see if they pass through

the tunnel not much farther away ...

stands in treigne mariam-bourg belgium (steam train museum)

abandoned ... sidetrack is no longer used

more on:

http://legotreinforum.forum2go.nl/verandering-van-eigen-layout-change-layout-t2888-90.html

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Hi Patrick. I've been reading your posts on the electronic part with a lot of interest as I'm in the process of making a similar setup (although not with such a big layout as you have due to a lack of space). Could you tell us (me?) some more about the electronics? What are these cards you're using and how do they work? From reading your posts I assume you detect the resistive load of the 9v train motors on your track. How do you send this data to your computer and how do you send data back to your signals? i.e. what kind of protocol do you use, etc.

Anyway, I'll keep on following this topic as it seems you are making yourself a very interesting layout!

Veel plezier met bouwen ;)

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Hi Patrick. I've been reading your posts on the electronic part with a lot of interest as I'm in the process of making a similar setup (although not with such a big layout as you have due to a lack of space). Could you tell us (me?) some more about the electronics? What are these cards you're using and how do they work? From reading your posts I assume you detect the resistive load of the 9v train motors on your track. How do you send this data to your computer and how do you send data back to your signals? i.e. what kind of protocol do you use, etc.

Anyway, I'll keep on following this topic as it seems you are making yourself a very interesting layout!

Veel plezier met bouwen ;)

It is a completely own design

a friend of mine designed the electronic cards

We are currently in a phase

that everything is detected from tracks

forwarded by dectieplates unter the layout

to-PC and PC to signals

theory it works

practically there is still a thing to be resolved

The signals lose their addresses

and fall out.

We're working on it.

Once everything goes perfectly

I will certainly return on this with

film and pictures and explanations on the cards

Thanks for your interest in this project

:thumbup:

We are back a lot further in building

the new layout

Steam trains have already water and sand

but the coal was missing,

The coal crane is finally placed

and loading can begin ...

The crane is based on a real working

crane in treigne mariam bourg (steam train museum belgium)

the 2 last pictures are night pictures

more on:

http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=519260

and:

http://legotreinforu...t-t2888-90.html

:cry_happy:

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Wow, I love seeing all of the updates. Your layout is really amazing, gives me something to shoot for someday. :classic:

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Wow, very nice railroad buildings and a lot of details.

I like it so much!

Sven (Captain K)

I second that, when I filially get a fixed layout this is what i am aiming for, lots of little details that make the whole look so good, nice work

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The last few days I'm back to building on the layout ...

Build a big word ... I, begun with on the station to work between the tracks ..

The first section describes the paths, in dark tan

after the paths its go to lime green

(short grass)

And then green short grass (middle grass=green tiles) and long grass ( long grass= green plates)

so you get a nice effect ....

after all tracks are finished with short vegetation,

come the middle tall plants ,

The whole layout is then filled with middle tall plants ..

still follow at a later date than the large vegetation,

large trees ware planted on the layout.

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Maybe you could put some sort of gray sheet underneath to represent ballast where the white table is exposed? Would probably look better than white table top.

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right

but the ballast comes later

the way I did before ...

but everything must be finished between the tracks before

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Oh wow, interesting to use actual ballast. Easier to get in the corners I guess.

indeed

but it also has to do with the cost

in such a large layout is impossible,

at least for me, to use as ballast plates 1x1

too expensive .....

The finished parts look amazing! Very realistic, I can't wait to see the finished layout :classic:

thanks for the comment and interest

it will take a while to get everything ready :blush:

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nice updates patrick, too bad I didn't get a chance to talk to you in wetteren, we were there only saturday and you were busy when I spotted you :) (luckily everything went well with us AFOL's, ... does not happen very often exploding trains, you know that person died within a kilometer of the school I saw!).

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nice updates patrick, too bad I didn't get a chance to talk to you in wetteren, we were there only saturday and you were busy when I spotted you :) (luckily everything went well with us AFOL's, ... does not happen very often exploding trains, you know that person died within a kilometer of the school I saw!).

happy that we were allowed to do the event

Indeed, the exploding and burning train was only 1 km away from us

fortunately everything went well ...

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