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dcc arrives in kyle...

Posted by bcnPete , 14 October 2016 · 796 views

Good evening,

 

The layout is due to appear at the 2mmFS AGM tomorrow...in fact it's the first AGM I have ever managed to attend having joined the Association just before departing for BCN.

 

Having made the break to DCC at the end of last year, chipped a few locos, then got distracted by the senior scale, it was time to try and get it working....and this seemed a good milestone. A few extra wires to solve some dodgy track connections and things seem to be running...albeit no sound. One step at a time.

 

Most of the locos don't have lights as when I detailed them some time ago the fragile Dapol wires seemed to detach very easily...though am not so worried as the lights weren't as intense from my memories...37's excepted ;)

 

I took the morning off today to set up and do some test runs. The class 27 is out of action but I think help is on its way for that tomorrow :good:

 

I would just like to thank Nigel Cliffe for his advice and knowledge on DCC (and replying to my numerous numpty emails on the subject) and suggesting I look at the Uhlenbrock Daisy II system...very happy with it so far.

 

Here's a few shots of the set up from this morning and I shall take my Thurso mock up along to get some feedback.

 

There might be a few visitors to Kyle tomorrow so I hope to report back with some shots capturing this.

 

Just a word of warning though - the same rule applies for the layout as the Contractors tell me when I snag the building cladding...don't stand any closer than 3 metres to view it... :P

 

Toodle pip,

 

Pete

 

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nick_bastable
Oct 14 2016 21:34

just make sure  id 207 is ready for a green visitor

 

be good to catch up with you again

 

NIck

Good to see Kyle again Pete, ;)

 

That 37 does look the business and only wish I'd witnessed the sight and sound of them in action on the Kyle Line.

 

Have a fab day and looking forwards to seeing the visitors!   ;) :D

 

Cheers,

 

Mark :D

just make sure id 207 is ready for a green visitor
be good to catch up with you again

Likewise Nick - last time I think I saw you was the 2mmFS Goldern Jubilee 2010 :o

What's id 207? :swoon:

Good to see Kyle again Pete, ;)
 
That 37 does look the business and only wish I'd witnessed the sight and sound of them in action on the Kyle Line.
 
Have a fab day and looking forwards to seeing the visitors!   ;) :D


Many thanks Mark,

I agree on the 37's...in fact I have never made it to KoL yet...only Inverness.

There might be a few kettle excursions later today ;)
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cornish trains jez
Oct 15 2016 06:53
Hi Pete,

I've always loved his layout. Looking great Pete and good luck with the show today.

Best regards,

Jeremy

Hi Pete,
I've always loved his layout. Looking great Pete and good luck with the show today.


Many thanks Jeremy - assume that means you can't make it...
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richbrummitt
Oct 15 2016 15:20

Glad to finally see the layout (and have a catch up). It does do the pictures justice.

 

Thurso looks quite achievable. The second siding would add significant additional operational interest, however it might just look like too much track without a wider board.

Glad to finally see the layout (and have a catch up). It does do the pictures justice.
 
Thurso looks quite achievable. The second siding would add significant additional operational interest, however it might just look like too much track without a wider board.


Many thanks Rich - good to see you too.

Yes I will hack the mock up to reflect the change but I am slightly concerned also that 4 tracks in that width may look busy...let's see.
Had a fab day today...will write a blog entry tomorrow to reflect on it...

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