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Re: Sandstone & Termite

Post by tom_tom_go » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:03 pm

Greg, the noise of the servo is normally down to the drive train (plastic makes loads of noise) so maybe try a servo with metal gears?

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Re: Sandstone & Termite

Post by gregh » Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:14 am

tom_tom_go wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:03 pm
Greg, the noise of the servo is normally down to the drive train (plastic makes loads of noise) so maybe try a servo with metal gears?
I know you're correct, but it always seems funny to me that plastic is noisier. I think some of the noise with the man is the slow speed of operation. I had to drive the servo sort of 'one step at a time', for the drinking action, with a small 30ms time delay between. Anyhow, that's my explanation. :shock:
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Re: Sandstone & Termite

Post by gregh » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:03 am

I usually like to make my videos look as realistic as possible, with 'sensible' train operations. But with my daughter and 2 grandkids visiting from USA, it was time to just 'PLAY TRAINS.
Here's a video that gives views of the train and (ugly) yard and 5 of us having fun. For a bit of a laugh, the kids' favourite was driving the road traction engine.
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Re: Sandstone & Termite

Post by ge_rik » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:14 am

Great video Greg. Not only does it show your railway in its entirety, it shows how a garden railway can be a wonderfully unifying family affair...

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Re: Sandstone & Termite

Post by gregh » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:46 am

Thanks Rik. It was great fun. Maybe I've been concentrating too much on Operation and not just 'playing'.
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Re: Sandstone & Termite

Post by Andrew » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:22 pm

gregh wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:46 am
Thanks Rik. It was great fun. Maybe I've been concentrating too much on Operation and not just 'playing'.
As The Cat in the Hat says, "it's fun to have fun, but you have to know how" - I reckon you do Greg!

Thanks for the video,

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Re: Sandstone & Termite

Post by gregh » Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:35 am

Andrew wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:22 pm
As The Cat in the Hat says, "it's fun to have fun, but you have to know how" - I reckon you do Greg!
Andrew.
A great quote. Thanks
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Re: Sandstone & Termite

Post by gregh » Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:51 am

On the last two Fridays, 3 mates and I got together to run a few trains and for Geof to show off his new creation - a Queensland railways railmotor.
Here's a compilation of my videos from the 2 days.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdCFYYc94gs



If you want to see Geof's description of his railmotor build, see here:
http://www.trainweb.org/btr/1800%20Class%20RM.pdf
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Re: Sandstone & Termite

Post by FWLR » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:35 am

Brilliant Greg, love the colour of the Billy. I would though because I have one.....Some mighty impressive driving up that incline....Talking of inclines, there is much said about not having inclines isn't there. The number of times people say " You should have a really level track for running trains" I personally disagree, you get a better perspective on how to drive a Loco pulling some stock up and down inclines I feel.
On our old line, it went up and down like a roller coaster, well not quite that much.... :lol: :lol:
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Re: Sandstone & Termite

Post by gregh » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:41 am

FWLR wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:35 am
....Talking of inclines, there is much said about not having inclines isn't there. The number of times people say " You should have a really level track for running trains" I personally disagree, you get a better perspective on how to drive a Loco pulling some stock up and down inclines I feel.
On our old line, it went up and down like a roller coaster, well not quite that much.... :lol: :lol:
I know live steamers seem to think that level track is necessary. Keith's Billy proves that they can climb1:25 grades with a decent load.
For my elec stuff, I just love having to 'reduce the load' or 'get a bigger loco' or 'use a banker', to get up my hills. And having to help visitors up the grades when they stall.
A few years back I removed some weight from some of my locos so they couldn't pull as much and I had to THINK about loads.
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