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Sam small layout

Post by Sam95 » Wed Jan 24, 2024 3:48 pm

Hi,

I have at this time a very small layout in my garden, but with few ideas for future extensions.
There is no plants or buildings, I am waiting spring to work more on the railway.

I am working on my radio control system and battery power modification.

I don't have photos but a quick video of my layout :

[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g44IdkWJ5AM[/video]


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Re: Sam small layout

Post by -steves- » Wed Jan 24, 2024 4:05 pm

Looks good to me :thumbup:
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Re: Sam small layout

Post by philipy » Wed Jan 24, 2024 4:17 pm

Sam95 wrote: Wed Jan 24, 2024 3:48 pm
I have at this time a very small layout in my garden, but with few ideas for future extensions.
There is an old English saying, " Mighty Oaks from little acorns grow" :D :D
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Post by dudeface » Wed Jan 24, 2024 4:28 pm

-steves- wrote: Wed Jan 24, 2024 4:05 pm Looks good to me :thumbup:
To me as well, that's certainly more than I have! The shrub adds a nice touch.
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Re: Sam small layout

Post by GAP » Wed Jan 24, 2024 10:20 pm

Looks good and plenty of room for expansion.
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Re: Sam small layout

Post by Phil.P » Thu Jan 25, 2024 10:06 am

Certainly enough to provide a little variety.

You do realise, that once you have enough track to play, the building tends to slow down a great deal?
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Re: Sam small layout

Post by Sam95 » Thu Jan 25, 2024 3:48 pm

One of my project is to have a small engine shed with a turn table on the left handside of the "station" you can see a point and 2 lonely rail waiting for that project to become real.

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Re: Sam small layout

Post by drewzero1 » Thu Jan 25, 2024 7:06 pm

I really like this size! The runaround tracks really add a lot of operational possibilities, might have to try to work one into my similar-sized oval.

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Re: Sam small layout

Post by -steves- » Thu Jan 25, 2024 7:23 pm

Thought I would embed the video for you so it's easier for people to see :thumbup:
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Re: Sam small layout

Post by ge_rik » Fri Jan 26, 2024 8:20 am

Looks like you've got plenty of operating potential there.

Looking forward to seeing how it and the RC develops.

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Re: Sam small layout

Post by Sam95 » Sat Feb 17, 2024 10:27 pm

Hello all,

I have finished the integration of my radio control in the LGB locomotive with also 4 18650 batteries.
I have also finished the 3d print of my transmitter case. Unfortunately there are some defect in the print so it is not as beautiful as expected. But for a transmitter it is enough.


I will try to explain my design in English in another tread but here is a quick video of the first real running session with my own RC system

I am pretty proud :mrgreen:


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Re: Sam small layout

Post by drewzero1 » Sat Feb 17, 2024 11:18 pm

Nicely done! The controller looks very professional and seems to work well.

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Post by dudeface » Sun Feb 18, 2024 2:55 am

Looks like it's working nicely :thumbright: I like the rocks
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Re: Sam small layout

Post by philipy » Sun Feb 18, 2024 5:48 am

Sam95 wrote: Sat Feb 17, 2024 10:27 pm
I am pretty proud :mrgreen:
So you should be. That is a brilliant little layout and runs well.
Looking forward to seeing it progress.
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Re: Sam small layout

Post by -steves- » Sun Feb 18, 2024 10:38 am

drewzero1 wrote: Sat Feb 17, 2024 11:18 pm Nicely done! The controller looks very professional and seems to work well.
I can only second that, it looks very neat. Is it a home design board etc?
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Re: Sam small layout

Post by ge_rik » Sun Feb 18, 2024 10:39 am

Looking forward to reading about your transmitter. In the meantime I'll practise my French by looking at your blog.

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Re: Sam small layout

Post by Phil.P » Sun Feb 18, 2024 11:40 am

C'est bon!

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Re: Sam small layout

Post by Sam95 » Tue Feb 20, 2024 10:55 am

-steves- wrote: Sun Feb 18, 2024 10:38 am
drewzero1 wrote: Sat Feb 17, 2024 11:18 pm Nicely done! The controller looks very professional and seems to work well.
I can only second that, it looks very neat. Is it a home design board etc?

Yes it is a home design. For the transmitter I use an Arduino méga 2560, a 20x4 LCD, a rotary encoder, a potentiometer, a momentary switch and some resistors.
The case is also a personal design done on Tinkercad and printed in PLA on a sidewinder X1 printer.

To detail the design shall I open a new specific tread in another forum or shall I post it here ?

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Re: Sam small layout

Post by -steves- » Tue Feb 20, 2024 12:26 pm

Sam95 wrote: Tue Feb 20, 2024 10:55 am

To detail the design shall I open a new specific tread in another forum or shall I post it here ?
A new thread would be fantastic, it looks super :thumbup:
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Re: Sam small layout

Post by ge_rik » Tue Feb 20, 2024 1:52 pm

-steves- wrote: Tue Feb 20, 2024 12:26 pm
Sam95 wrote: Tue Feb 20, 2024 10:55 am

To detail the design shall I open a new specific tread in another forum or shall I post it here ?
A new thread would be fantastic, it looks super :thumbup:
Yes please! Having tried using Arduino with NRF24 with mixed success, I'll be interested to see what you've done and how you did it.

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