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mikeyh




PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:54 am

Wake up Brian Very Happy He said 110 metres with about 30 to go drunken Sleep Sleep

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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:41 am

mikeyh wrote:
Wake up Brian Very Happy He said 110 metres with about 30 to go drunken Sleep Sleep

Mikey

Where was that then ?

Brian still asleep cyclops

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PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:36 am

hehe. 11.16am yesterday , direct response to your question Smile

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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:58 pm

The Brewery did a trial run today. Running on oil but not enough smoke from the chimney.
Also developed a short on the track or something mts switching off possibly getting too hot.


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Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:06 pm

Another angle. I want to work on this area, after I have gone as far as I can with track laying. I need to do the cobbled area between the buildings and track and walling of some kind to screen the dock pond liner.

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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:08 pm

Like it Peter. Very Happy


An observation on MTS cutting out............

I have MTS II and I was also able to loan MTS III.

I can run 8 locos (11 motors total) simultaneously on my MTS II, including sounds and coach lighting and it doesn't cut out.
That's in excess of 6 amps draw.

I can only run 4 locos (6 motors total) on MTS III, using exactly the same transformer Shocked



OOPs - not sure what happened there...........my post, your name on it ! Shocked
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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:50 pm

French Chuffed wrote:
Like it Peter. Very Happy


An observation on MTS cutting out............

I have MTS II and I was also able to loan MTS III.

I can run 8 locos (11 motors total) simultaneously on my MTS II, including sounds and coach lighting and it doesn't cut out.
That's in excess of 6 amps draw.

I can only run 4 locos (6 motors total) on MTS III, using exactly the same transformer Shocked



OOPs - not sure what happened there...........my post, your name on it ! Shocked

I am not sure whether it was the MTS 11 cutting out or the power supply tripping, the thermal fuse was blowing on the power supply, but there was a definite lack of power on the line as well. (Only running 1 loco). Now the weather has cooled down everything appears to be working OK again
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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:38 pm

Hi Peter

A quick question on the track plan ...

Are all the crossovers "simple"? Or do you have any double slips?

Not critical at this stage but when you number the turnouts for auto operation it will be handy to have them numbered on the plan!

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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:31 pm

The crossover by the signal station at the entrance to the loco turntable is a double slip, as is the one on the same track at the near end of the station. The one at the bottom left from the siding (platform 3 for the rack railway) is a straight forward crossing as is the new one off the bottom of this pic.



I love track work, this is really the sort of track work more associated with an oo layout, which I suppose it is but bigger and in the garden.
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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:44 pm

Finally I have managed to get all the chipboard for the flooring in the storage area down, now just need to sort out a bit of track, a right hand point and a reverse loop module (next month). The storage sidings donít need to be too long as I will not be running long trains, no TGV I am afraid. Then I will have to start on the walls but did my back in again today cutting some logs, what a PAIN.

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PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:07 pm

After a set of amends from Peter here is the latest version of the track SCHEMATIC I've drawn for him.

I'm happy to do these as I quite enjoy it, if anyone else wants one for their layout Question


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PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:11 pm

French Chuffed wrote:
Finally I have managed to get all the chipboard for the flooring in the storage area down, now just need to sort out a bit of track, a right hand point and a reverse loop module (next month). The storage sidings donít need to be too long as I will not be running long trains, no TGV I am afraid. Then I will have to start on the walls but did my back in again today cutting some logs, what a PAIN.


That's a POLA watermill hiding in the corner Rolling Eyes Where do you plan to site that Question

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PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:36 am

Thanks Brian for all your effort with the track plan, it must not have been easy as it is so complicated, I didnít realise I had so many points until you started numbering them. Great work.

The Pola watermill will find a place I am sure, it was going by the overflow from the canal but I think it looks odd by the proposed bridge.
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Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:55 am

Water mill could have the water coming from an aquaduc, might be an idea.

On the plan there's a line opposite the shed turn table, but not on the last picture, is it planed to be like that ?
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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:25 pm

Bearcastle wrote:
Water mill could have the water coming from an aquaduc, might be an idea.

Good idea, working on it!

On the plan there's a line opposite the shed turn table, but not on the last picture, is it planed to be like that ?

Yes, the track is there already, if you look back on some of the picís it has the coaling staths next to the signal box.
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Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:33 pm

Saw it, i missed it.

Could you do some pictures from behind the factory (but not from the window too hight) to have a perspectiv of all the dock and the water. Looks impressive.
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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:37 pm

Bearcastle wrote:
Saw it, i missed it.

Could you do some pictures from behind the factory (but not from the window too hight) to have a perspectiv of all the dock and the water. Looks impressive.

I need to get the dock edging finished so that I can raise the water level, otherwise when you take a low level shot you cannot see the water.
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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:08 pm

Peter, do you have any plans to install a reversing loop so that if you wish, trains can be turned to go back into the storage shed without the need for the loco to run round ?


Can I also offer this advice if you are running digitally powered trains ? :

Store your locos and LGB/Massoth controllers in your (warm, dry) house. If you leave them out during the Winter, eventually condensation will kill them. (At least three of my friends here in the UK have suffered from this and had to pay out to rectify the situation).

Apologies in advance if you already know this. Smile

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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:33 pm

Hi Paul the reverse loop was covered earlier by Carl, by tunnel points W. T & X., and as you see I am installing a loop in the storage area as well

It is a pain if the mts units canít be left in the hanger for the winter, at the moment I only have mts 2 but hope to upgrade to Massoth sometime.

Any advice is always welcome Very Happy
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Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:41 pm

I must admit to having left three or four of my locos in the shed one winter, but one of my friends had a chat with the guy from Chalk Garden Rail here in the UK about the subject.
(Chalk are the official repair agents for LGB in the UK).

He said that he could always tell when a decoder equipped loco came in for repair that had been left out in a shed or garage, there was a white film over the electrical components - same for an MTS central station control unit.

Please let your friends know, it is a very expensive lesson to learn from Rolling Eyes

I keep my control system in the dining room and the feed to the track goes through the wall.
Once outside I use an LGB Universal remote with wireless fitting to control the trains and points.

Even though I run trains all year round, all locos now live in the house.

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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:58 pm

I would need to run a feed of about 35 meters if I kept the central station in the heated house. I donít know what the radio range of the units are but it would require one of at least 50 to 60 meters to work in my garden.
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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:10 pm

French Chuffed wrote:
I would need to run a feed of about 35 meters if I kept the central station in the heated house. I donít know what the radio range of the units are but it would require one of at least 50 to 60 meters to work in my garden.

As long as you maintain line of sight between antenna and Navigator the Massoth system works OK at at least 50 meters and up to 100 is quoted.

I run that on an MTS Central Staion is that what you have Peter ?

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Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:14 pm

I guess you could keep the controller out in the shed for around six months of the year during late Spring and through Summer.

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Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:19 pm

GWhizz wrote:
French Chuffed wrote:
I would need to run a feed of about 35 meters if I kept the central station in the heated house. I donít know what the radio range of the units are but it would require one of at least 50 to 60 meters to work in my garden.

As long as you maintain line of sight between antenna and Navigator the Massoth system works OK at at least 50 meters and up to 100 is quoted.

I run that on an MTS Central Staion is that what you have Peter ?

Yes bounce but it is a central station 2 not 3 and I donít think it is compatible with the Massoth hand control unit is it???? confused
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Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:27 pm

You are right Peter..................a III is compatible with Massoth, a II isn't Rolling Eyes

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Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:04 pm

French Chuffed wrote:
GWhizz wrote:
French Chuffed wrote:
I would need to run a feed of about 35 meters if I kept the central station in the heated house. I donít know what the radio range of the units are but it would require one of at least 50 to 60 meters to work in my garden.

As long as you maintain line of sight between antenna and Navigator the Massoth system works OK at at least 50 meters and up to 100 is quoted.

I run that on an MTS Central Staion is that what you have Peter ?

Yes bounce but it is a central station 2 not 3 and I donít think it is compatible with the Massoth hand control unit is it???? confused

Sorry don't know! JEREMY ??????????????

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