Eighton Bahn AKA testing testing RhB

Paul M

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Yesterday say the fettling of the buildings lighting.

Starting with the easy one first, which was partially working.

Decided to rip out the existing ....

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...and replace with new...

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Mounted on a piece of thin aluminium which is flexed into the roof so the pips on the underside hold them.

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...the difficult (Station Building) which wasn't working at all turned out to be an easier fix., once if found the chewed and broken feeder wires...

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...still the jury is out on the internal light level on the MPD., building, but i can change them for something better or just add more.

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Personally, preferably the dimmer yellow/orange lights, seems more in keeping, but the new lights do light up the buildings well.
 

Nodrog1826

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Sourced some Piranha led units to solve the internal light (lack of) issue.

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...running then off a 4.5v ni cad battery box, flattens overnight, but the plan is once sorted to build a bigger battery box 12v.

Also managed to move the spoil/soil left over in those dumpy bags, from recent work on the wheelchair ramp.... P1020857.JPG



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...2 Tons of the stuff does not go far, and you have to dispose of the dumpy bags somehow.;)

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Sourced some Piranha led units to solve the internal light (lack of) issue.

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...running then off a 4.5v ni cad battery box, flattens overnight, but the plan is once sorted to build a bigger battery box 12v.

Also managed to move the spoil/soil left over in those dumpy bags, from recent work on the wheelchair ramp.... View attachment 282746

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...2 Tons of the stuff does not go far, and you have to dispose of the dumpy bags somehow.;)

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Just looked at those Piranha Led lights appears that they have 4 contacts the spec I looked at can do 3 colours Red Green Blue. Yours look to be another variety. More research required me thinks.

As for loosing the big (ton?) dumpy bags, I always keep one for mass storage of clippings. If you can it is worth keeping dry and with help can be useful for a tip run.

Others can be useful in the Railway for making high areas of earth or rubbish to make an impromptu rockery as I did on my loop loosing maybe 1 or 2 in this loop. Though I have hard surfaces all round they will work with planting to hide the edges.
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planters in the front garden are made using the bags...
 

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I get the idea of a box on the load deck, we will see.

Today has seen me dismantle something to fix something else, let me explain....

I have two four wheeled coaches, one i have added digital internal lights, passengers and BB wheel sets to, the other needs BB wheel sets, but the other items are in stock as it were.

So if I order some more and then swap the wheels to the other coach, i can set to and sort it out.

So...

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...and if i then place one axle back under the first coach...

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With one BB axil lighting each coach; is it necessary to have two? Could the plastic axils be replaced with plain metal and all work fine?
 

Nodrog1826

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I don't remember that wye junction. Must have been asleep at the switch :snooze:.
It is an impressive piece of work :clap:
It's not a wye in the strict sense, it will be a meandering loop if/when i get it finished.


The vid will give you the idea. Plan is to connect the two open ends via a loop which will run under the existing track where the gap is in the blockwork.
 

Nodrog1826

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With one BB axil lighting each coach; is it necessary to have two? Could the plastic axils be replaced with plain metal and all work fine?

The only problem i see with one pick up axle is the lights would go out on the plastic frog of a point, so hence both sets of bb wheels.
 

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I don't remember that wye junction. Must have been asleep at the switch :snooze:.
It is an impressive piece of work :clap:
If I remember correctly, it's a wye that isn't a wye, so no reversed polarity ;);)
 

Nodrog1826

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Ok sort of update...

The in progress extension has been partially dismantled turned through 180 degrees and further extended, with a falling gradient of sorts.

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A Crok and a six coach train makes it up from a standing start, seven coaches a bit of slippage is apparent, but with a decent run i guess it would make it.

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Whilst the next section is in the pondering stage of development.

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