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Forum: My Layout 11-17-2019, 08:27 AM
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Posted By martink
Dauntsey - UK GWR in T Scale

I have finally settled on the subject of my third linear motor T gauge layout - Dauntsey, a minor junction station on the GWR main line to Bristol in SW England. The layout will be 6' x 2', the...
Forum: Other Scales 10-28-2019, 02:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By martink
And for what it is worth, the track and control...

And for what it is worth, the track and control boards for the new layout arrived this afternoon. Just over 24m of track (the new layout needs about 19-20m), and enough daisy-chained modular...
Forum: Other Scales 10-27-2019, 01:24 PM
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Views: 1,046
Posted By martink
Oh yes, that postage hurts. The glued-down...

Oh yes, that postage hurts.

The glued-down track and paper surface conceals all the interesting details on the two completed layouts and the shunting test track, but here are a few pics from my...
Forum: Other Scales 10-27-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By martink
All DIY. I design the circuit boards at home,...

All DIY. I design the circuit boards at home, each consisting of several pieces of track and joiners, then have them manufactured in small hobbyist-sized batches by a standard commercial PCB...
Forum: Other Scales 10-18-2019, 08:58 AM
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Posted By martink
FWIW, 6' x 2' works out to be the equivalent of...

FWIW, 6' x 2' works out to be the equivalent of 33' x 11' in HO, or about half a mile, but even with a small country station I am still going to have to do some track rearrangement to fit it all in. ...
Forum: Other Scales 10-17-2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By martink
T Gauge Linear Motor Points/Switches and Automated Shunting

This video shows a small test track, demonstrating how part of my next linear motor layout will operate. It will be of a UK prototype, a minor 1930s GWR station, modelled in 1:480 scale (about 7%...
Forum: My Layout 08-22-2019, 03:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,247
Posted By martink
It is finished, and ready for its first show. ...

It is finished, and ready for its first show. Still some rough edges and known issues, which I will attend to before its next outing.

https://youtu.be/H_HsjX5WLug
Forum: My Layout 08-02-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,247
Posted By martink
Thanks for your comments, folks. The layout has...

Thanks for your comments, folks. The layout has to be finished in 3 weeks for its exhibition debut, so I'll do a proper video then. I've spent the last couple of days working on the exhibition...
Forum: My Layout 07-29-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,247
Posted By martink
The basic scenic cover is now in place, and the...

The basic scenic cover is now in place, and the layout is starting to look the way I imagined it.
Forum: My Layout 07-19-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,247
Posted By martink
A basic set of three trains for this layout is...

A basic set of three trains for this layout is now complete. They cover two of the main types of suburban stock in service in Melbourne around 1980. If there is time before its first exhibition in...
Forum: My Layout 07-11-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,247
Posted By martink
There is full control for the trains, and when...

There is full control for the trains, and when complete this will include gradual station stops and starts for a sequence of up to 4 of them. For the cars, I can set a different fixed speed for each...
Forum: My Layout 07-11-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,247
Posted By martink
A working version of the software came together...

A working version of the software came together much faster than expected. This simple version only handles 1 train and 5 road vehicles in each direction (instead of the planned 4 and 10), but it...
Forum: My Layout 07-10-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,247
Posted By martink
I've been making steady progress on the...

I've been making steady progress on the electronics, which is (are?) now finally complete. Built, tested, and installed. The support wiring (power supply, controls, etc) is also done. The next step...
Forum: My Layout 06-22-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,247
Posted By martink
Outer Melbourne - T Scale Road and Rail

My second linear motor layout is now taking shape. This is another small Aussie layout, a 48" x 17" model in T scale (1:450) of a typical but fictitious location on the outer edge of the Melbourne...
Forum: My Layout 05-26-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 917
Posted By martink
Yes, I have considered it, and it would be easier...

Yes, I have considered it, and it would be easier to do well than if using conventional propulsion. The way the controller works, it already has all the information needed to know exactly where the...
Forum: My Layout 05-25-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 917
Posted By martink
And finally, a video of the completed layout... ...

And finally, a video of the completed layout...

https://youtu.be/_6gK3d7CWts
Forum: My Layout 05-23-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 917
Posted By martink
Construction of this little layout is now...

Construction of this little layout is now complete. I'll be making a proper video of it in a few days.
Forum: My Layout 05-20-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 917
Posted By martink
I don't really see much of an advantage for...

I don't really see much of an advantage for printing this sort of stuff in full colour, since limited resolution and feature size are the main problems I have to deal with. For example, I can manage...
Forum: My Layout 05-19-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 917
Posted By martink
The diameter of the coin is 28.65mm. The...

The diameter of the coin is 28.65mm.
The carriages are 23mm long x 6mm wide x 7mm high.
The NAs (2-6-2T) are 24mm long x 6mm wide x 8mm high.
The NG (2-6-0+0-6-2) is 43mm long x 6mm wide x 9mm...
Forum: My Layout 05-18-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 917
Posted By martink
I've traditionally been an N-gauger, and working...

I've traditionally been an N-gauger, and working in the smaller scales really isn't all that different. It is about the same amount of detail per square inch, just applied a bit differently. Plus...
Forum: My Layout 05-18-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 917
Posted By martink
The Ebay trees have arrived, so are being rebuilt...

The Ebay trees have arrived, so are being rebuilt into Gum trees and installed on the layout. About half of them are now in place, with another couple of dozen gums to go. Then it will be the tree...
Forum: My Layout 04-26-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 917
Posted By martink
Each vehicle is self-propelled, with several...

Each vehicle is self-propelled, with several magnets underneath that interact with the coils in the track. They do have what I think of as couplers, but they are really just alignment pins to keep...
Forum: My Layout 04-26-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 917
Posted By martink
I play with model trains - of course I am insane....

I play with model trains - of course I am insane. Aren't we all?

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I hadn't planned on doing another video until the layout was complete, but was talked into it. This one shows the...
Forum: My Layout 04-25-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 917
Posted By martink
Australia Monbulk Creek - 1:350 scale Australian narrow gauge

I have recently got back into modelling after taking a break for a few years, and am experimenting with the use of linear motor propulsion for model rail and road. This little micro-layout is my...
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 02-07-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By martink
You mention that you can cope with basic...

You mention that you can cope with basic programming - if so, this sort of thing is fairly easy to do with an Arduino or any other simple microcontroller.

You need some basic PWM motor drive...
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