Sunil766

Weekend 9V Layout

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Hi, 

I wanted to build another 9V layout for a while now and finally got the time and mood to do it over the last weekend. I wanted to keep it mostly to childhood sets (plus 4512 because it fits, and santa fe because it's nice) and didn't set up e.g. newer train stations or trains (HE, 60197, 60337).

As mostly when I get everything out, I also made another video out of it as it's fun and allows me to share the joy.

Should I call it... 9V ASMR?... or... To scratch the 9V itch? :pir-huzzah1:

Comments remarks and suggestions welcome! Plan for the future is to finally automate a few things with arduino. it just seemed like too big of a project so far. 

 

 

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What a great panoply of 9V-era trains!

And since I am oblivious to the inner workings of the track, can you independently regulate the speed of each train? It seems that you were doing so by - not successfully at the bloopers section!

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Thanks for your comments.

On 11/1/2022 at 10:03 PM, Blacktron2 said:

What a great panoply of 9V-era trains!

And since I am oblivious to the inner workings of the track, can you independently regulate the speed of each train? It seems that you were doing so by - not successfully at the bloopers section!

See the very small picture below - it's basically only 2 loops that intersect each other (therefore the two crossings). The "left" loop then has 2 sidings where the train shed is. makes it look complex, but is fairly simple.

To answer your question, in the classic 9V sense, I can only control one loop of track individually. Meaning I also only have 1 train on each loop at a time.

In the first frame you can also see that I connected 1 speed regulator to the left loop, but with two different track feeder cables - allowing me to switch the black 9v 2x2 brick at the regulator to quickly control the sidings without having to get up to turn the switches :monkey:.
The other speed regulator is conntected to the right loop, but with 2 track feeder cables at the same time. I did this to eliminate/reduce the factor of "bad track joints causing a higher resistance"...because the Santa Fe was SLOW. (it runs on highest speed in almost all shots) ...turns out it's just the heavy train itself and maybe an old motor. Other trains were much faster, so I didn't necessarily need to use two track feeders.

PS: I somehow managed to delete this awesome clip from the timeline so I'll have to use it in my next video :-)

https://imgflip.com/gif/6zd6ih

 

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Thanks for the details! A very neat layout. Looks great with all the buildings - especially the train shed.

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Hi there, Sunil766, nice layout you've showed here! And beautiful trainsets too. You mentioned automation with arduino for your bucketlist 🤔, because it's a few steps too far right now. Are you a member of Swissslug (https://www.swisslug.ch/)? If not JOIN them! They must have some members who are familiar with arduino, I'm sure. Otherwise I can address you to some specialists in our LowLUG (🇳🇱).

What are your plans with the layout? I can seen it's on the flour of your livingroom....? Just riding a couple of trains or build a complete railway scene. You have American trains running now. There are magnificent train MOCs for a number of American railroad diesel engines. Building these is fun too 😃👍.

And some surroundings as factory, industry, brewing activities, you name it, gives the trains running a purpose. I like the trainshed, but its more of a tunnel than a workshop, isn't it?

I'm curious for more about your layout! Keep up the good work......🚂🚋🚋🚋🚋

 

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On 11/8/2022 at 3:56 PM, Vliebricker said:

Are you a member of Swissslug (https://www.swisslug.ch/)? If not JOIN them! They must have some members who are familiar with arduino, I'm sure. Otherwise I can address you to some specialists in our LowLUG (🇳🇱).

That's a kind offer, I might take it up should I approach this endeavor at some point.

On 11/8/2022 at 3:56 PM, Vliebricker said:

What are your plans with the layout? I can seen it's on the flour of your livingroom....? Just riding a couple of trains or build a complete railway scene. You have American trains running now. There are magnificent train MOCs for a number of American railroad diesel engines. Building these is fun too 😃👍.

I like collecting train sets and occasionally putting them up for an entertaining weekend. As with the layout above, I built it saturday afternoon and packed everything up again sunday evening. I build a layout like this around 1-2 times a year. That's what I love about lego trains (I am repeating myself): They offer great playvalue without taking up a lot of stationary space. Now they are all in their Ikea boxes in the basement.

Also, I'm not much of a mocer - too intimidated by the variety of bricks, variety of colors and the potential time consumption. I stick to collecting official sets and combining them together for a nice setup. Still missing 4563, 4564, Maersk and EN...

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Well, if that's the pleasure you get from it, oké, what's wrong with that. I like the lay-out you showed here 😃👍. Just continue 😉!

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