Ken, Ray and Allan have a new assignment to bring Hilltown back to life.
After some initial discussion, focus is being given to baseboard design and track planning with AnyRail
The wiring has been completed and testing is well underway. Some fine tuning of the servo start and end points along with checking that the current detectors all function. The tables have been set up on JMRI and the soft mimic panel tracks the loco.
The wiring challenge is nearing completion. The last wires are twisted paid to reduce interference on the occupancy detectors. The wiring needs some last tidying-up and the testing can begin in earnest.
The servos driving the points have been adjusted and the train detection circuits are being installed.
The main wiring continues. The limitations of the traditional way of model railway wiring are becoming apparent.
Droppers and occupancy detectors tested and working. Ongoing work on point automation.
Wiring the DCC supply via the current sensors.
It was now clear that a new layout was required and that it should have the following characteristics:-A1 sized foamboard on an aluminium frameautomated N-Gauge layoutblock detection using DCC current sensors3.7g servos to move the pointsdemonstration layout to promote discussion about electronic control.The previous layout did not have a name…
Getting to grips with oblocks and warrants in JMRI