What happened at your workbench today?

JimmyB

JimmyB

Semi-Retired; more time for trains.
Thanks for the comment everybody, the next steps will be the fine tuning, for those that understand the 80/20 rule this last 20% will take a lot of effort, for what will seem like little gain, but I am enjoying it, and that is what this is all about.
 
Jasper

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I figured if I want overhead wire, I'm going to need one of these. I'm still not sure what to call it though.
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Jasper

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Thank you very much!
 
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Fezwig

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dunnyrail

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DOGS, Garden Railways, Steam Trains, Jive Dancing,
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David1226

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Did my first bit of modelling, since my eye op, yesterday afternoon, well painting actually. I set myself up on the patio table and did a bit of al fresco artwork. I have finished the base coat of brown on the coal staithes and made a start on the coal scales. Still much more to do before they are finished. Delivery of paints from Precision Paints just arrived, ready for future projects.

Gratuitous pic of Claptowte Railway bits in lieu of any progress on the coal staithes.


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David
 
Jasper

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The Manx Electric Railway on the Isle of Man have several like yours and call them "tower wagons" lovely model :)
Thanks, didn't know that. I did know the German equivalent "Turmwagen".
 
Jasper

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dunnyrail

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PhilP

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G Scale, 7/8th's, Electronics
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Tamworth, Staffs.
? Thought it was 'Overhead Line Equipment' ?
 
Jasper

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dunnyrail

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And you're right.
Trouble with the BR Railway was that there were so many acronyms one tended to make up your own translation based on likely possibilities. The current Railway or perhaps Modern Railways scribes is even worse. My personal best for the Railway was Automated Input (of) Diagramming Systems, rejected for some reason that to this day I fail to understand.:devil:
 
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On my temporary workbench (too cold out in the shed!):

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I managed to get one of these:

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a Roco WLANmaus working via this:

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an Arduino with an Ethernet shield and an RS432 to communicate with this:

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Works well in the garden as the wifi range is good. Can control loco speed, functions and turnouts.

Geoff

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David1226

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A little bit of painting today. I bought two packs of three of the excellent resin castings of open coal sacks, produced by Modeltown, with which to dress up the coal staithes when they are finished.

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David
 
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A little bit of painting today. I bought two packs of three of the excellent resin castings of open coal sacks, produced by Modeltown, with which to dress up the coal staithes when they are finished.

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David
On my bench today 2 piko coaches to have interior lights fitted cheaply, Bought of evil bay 2 sets of led strip lights coplete with 9v battery box with on/off switch
fixed batterey box to underside of coach, drilled hole through bottom into restroom area of coach, attached led's to roof, Had to extend wires a little, Job done.
Total cost under £11 for both coaches. Pic is not great sorry but does show the difference in coaches, 1 with lights on and 1 without. Battery boxes can be seen on underside of coaches in middle
 

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Jasper

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