Tumble Down Falls

JimmyB

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If you have an iPhone there is a great app to measure gradients.,Carpenter. If not iPhone is there an alternative for other Smart Phones?
Jon tried the app when I first started on outside railway, and considered it quite unreliable, the short length and a small piece of grit etc, my second iPhone was no better. A bit like the compass, something not to be relied upon.
 

JimmyB

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Must update my progress, however "hot poop" just in, Mrs B has decided that one of the "boarders" is getting to much and wishes to get rid of it, but due to the location would not be able to be reintegrated into the lawn, so it has been bequeathed to the TDF Rly:

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A few shrubs to remove, and some planning to determine what will go there, but it will work out fine :)
 

PhilP

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Ah, Grasshopper!

Better to be green with envy, of another's good-fortune..
Than to be green with ivy, on your own railway..
:mask::nod:
 

dunnyrail

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The ground, or at least the part I am allowed has now been cleared, though I am still not sure how it will be used:

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Marshaling yard, new terminus, covered storage for non loco stock endless opportunities.
 

JimmyB

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The original points (switches) were powered, and operated by an old (27 mHz) TE. With the new Revolution TE, expansion of the railway etc, I have decided to document how point control is managed.

I have two Revo Switch Controls in the garage, powered off an Amazon 18 v DC supply, and also of the same supply an output to a manual control box:

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The wires are routed though junction boxes and conduit to the railway:
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These eventually terminate in an IP66 junction box:
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From here they are routed to the various switch drives, and the electric uncoupler when I get around to fitting it.

Finally for the Shed area, as I considered I would be closed by if operating a loco in this area, I decided to use DPDT centre of none latching switches:
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Although this is also an IP66 enclosure, with waterproof switch covers, I don't trust them, so, also to hide the enclosure it will be fitted inside a signal box (when it arrives) :)
 

Paul M

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You can't be over cautious with water, it can get into anything
 

dunnyrail

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You can't be over cautious with water, it can get into anything
So can the miniature animal organisions, ie insects.
 

GAP

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Ants are probably the worst.
Best way to stop them is a smear of Vaseline (petroleum jelly) around the base of ant fixture on the ground and a squirt of a surface spray insecticide inside any box a couple of times/year. Used to spray it around PIR motion detectors to stop false triggers by Geckos.
 

JimmyB

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Best way to stop them is a smear of Vaseline (petroleum jelly) around the base of ant fixture on the ground and a squirt of a surface spray insecticide inside any box a couple of times/year. Used to spray it around PIR motion detectors to stop false triggers by Geckos.
I have some silicone seal lubricant very similar in looks and texture to Vaseline, used to lubricate rubber seals, and does not damage plastic, and acts as a waterproof :)
 

dunnyrail

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