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Offline Oscar0645  
#601 Posted : 09 September 2012 09:04:44(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: RayF Go to Quoted Post
Bruce, Peter, Marco and Piet, thanks for your kind remarks!

Bruce, it's quite easy to put a video into your post. All you have to do is upload your video onto youtube. Once you have it uploaded, on the youtube page copy the URL they give for "direct link".

In your post, you then paste your copied URL into [youtube]URL[youtube], and the video will appear in the post.



Thanks guys. Got it to workThumpUp


Refer "Layout video ( first effort) Hope it works OK"
Offline Lilja  
#602 Posted : 09 September 2012 17:58:05(UTC)
Lilja

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Originally Posted by: RayF Go to Quoted Post
I received my MS2 yesterday and spent some time playing with it. I set up an oval of track on my dining room table and ran various types of loco with different decoders for testing purposes.

I am impressed with the functionality of the controller, though the speed knob will take a bit of getting used to after so many years of using conventional types as on the analogue, Delta and 6021.

I had no problem registering MFX locos, and my 37097 Br 85 showed off it's full sounds for the first time! I also used the "find" function on a loco fitted with an ESU decoder successfully. The loco was found within a few seconds and it correctly identified the address. All I needed to do was change the name of the loco on the MS2. I did a manual entry for a Br81 fitted with a delta decoder. This was a bit more involved but still worked first time.

I plan to carry on using it on my table-top layout for a couple of weeks until I get more familiar with it, before swapping out the 6021 on my permanent layout. For now I will continue to operate my solenoid accessories in analogue form with control boxes.

There's one aspect of MS2 operation I'm not clear about. I understand I can keep 11 locos in the loco list. I can see the 11 locations on the display. The manual also mentions an internal memory with 40 locations. The only reference I've read on how this is used is that it says that if you add an additional loco the previous loco in the list gets bumped into the internal memory. Can someone explain to me how this works? Can those locos be retreived from this 40 location list?

Thanks,

Ray


Hi Ray

I also got a new MS2 last week, and I also had problem with the locolist, but now I think I got the hang of it.
Location 1 to 10 in the active loco works diffrent from location 11.
If you "free" a loco in location 1 to 10 in the active loco, you can retrive from loco list ( max 40 locations) at any time. Even after a reboot of the MS2.
But if you have a loco in location 11 and do a shutdown of the MS2, without "free" that loco first, you will loose that loco from active locolist, and you can´t retrive it from the loco list, and you will have problem to load it into active loco if you don´t delete it from locolist first.
Maybe it is a bug in the software, but thats the way it works for me.

I enjoy your videos and photoes of your layout.

Cheers
Hans
Offline RayF  
#603 Posted : 09 September 2012 18:10:12(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Lilja Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: RayF Go to Quoted Post
I received my MS2 yesterday and spent some time playing with it. I set up an oval of track on my dining room table and ran various types of loco with different decoders for testing purposes.

I am impressed with the functionality of the controller, though the speed knob will take a bit of getting used to after so many years of using conventional types as on the analogue, Delta and 6021.

I had no problem registering MFX locos, and my 37097 Br 85 showed off it's full sounds for the first time! I also used the "find" function on a loco fitted with an ESU decoder successfully. The loco was found within a few seconds and it correctly identified the address. All I needed to do was change the name of the loco on the MS2. I did a manual entry for a Br81 fitted with a delta decoder. This was a bit more involved but still worked first time.

I plan to carry on using it on my table-top layout for a couple of weeks until I get more familiar with it, before swapping out the 6021 on my permanent layout. For now I will continue to operate my solenoid accessories in analogue form with control boxes.

There's one aspect of MS2 operation I'm not clear about. I understand I can keep 11 locos in the loco list. I can see the 11 locations on the display. The manual also mentions an internal memory with 40 locations. The only reference I've read on how this is used is that it says that if you add an additional loco the previous loco in the list gets bumped into the internal memory. Can someone explain to me how this works? Can those locos be retreived from this 40 location list?

Thanks,

Ray


Hi Ray

I also got a new MS2 last week, and I also had problem with the locolist, but now I think I got the hang of it.
Location 1 to 10 in the active loco works diffrent from location 11.
If you "free" a loco in location 1 to 10 in the active loco, you can retrive from loco list ( max 40 locations) at any time. Even after a reboot of the MS2.
But if you have a loco in location 11 and do a shutdown of the MS2, without "free" that loco first, you will loose that loco from active locolist, and you can´t retrive it from the loco list, and you will have problem to load it into active loco if you don´t delete it from locolist first.
Maybe it is a bug in the software, but thats the way it works for me.

I enjoy your videos and photoes of your layout.

Cheers
Hans


How do I see what's in this 40 loco list?
Ray

Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
Offline Lilja  
#604 Posted : 09 September 2012 19:18:02(UTC)
Lilja

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Originally Posted by: RayF Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Lilja Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: RayF Go to Quoted Post
I received my MS2 yesterday and spent some time playing with it. I set up an oval of track on my dining room table and ran various types of loco with different decoders for testing purposes.

I am impressed with the functionality of the controller, though the speed knob will take a bit of getting used to after so many years of using conventional types as on the analogue, Delta and 6021.

I had no problem registering MFX locos, and my 37097 Br 85 showed off it's full sounds for the first time! I also used the "find" function on a loco fitted with an ESU decoder successfully. The loco was found within a few seconds and it correctly identified the address. All I needed to do was change the name of the loco on the MS2. I did a manual entry for a Br81 fitted with a delta decoder. This was a bit more involved but still worked first time.

I plan to carry on using it on my table-top layout for a couple of weeks until I get more familiar with it, before swapping out the 6021 on my permanent layout. For now I will continue to operate my solenoid accessories in analogue form with control boxes.

There's one aspect of MS2 operation I'm not clear about. I understand I can keep 11 locos in the loco list. I can see the 11 locations on the display. The manual also mentions an internal memory with 40 locations. The only reference I've read on how this is used is that it says that if you add an additional loco the previous loco in the list gets bumped into the internal memory. Can someone explain to me how this works? Can those locos be retreived from this 40 location list?

Thanks,

Ray


Hi Ray

I also got a new MS2 last week, and I also had problem with the locolist, but now I think I got the hang of it.
Location 1 to 10 in the active loco works diffrent from location 11.
If you "free" a loco in location 1 to 10 in the active loco, you can retrive from loco list ( max 40 locations) at any time. Even after a reboot of the MS2.
But if you have a loco in location 11 and do a shutdown of the MS2, without "free" that loco first, you will loose that loco from active locolist, and you can´t retrive it from the loco list, and you will have problem to load it into active loco if you don´t delete it from locolist first.
Maybe it is a bug in the software, but thats the way it works for me.

I enjoy your videos and photoes of your layout.

Cheers
Hans


How do I see what's in this 40 loco list?


If you would choose the option" new loco", you would have the options:Find, Enter Manually, From database and From locolist. Then choose "From locolist". Hope this instruction will help you.

Cheers
Offline RayF  
#605 Posted : 09 September 2012 20:24:26(UTC)
RayF

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Thanks Hans.

I only get the options "Find", "From database" and "get Manually". Do you have to enter more than 10 locos before the "From locolist" option appears?
Ray

Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
Offline Lilja  
#606 Posted : 09 September 2012 20:33:48(UTC)
Lilja

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I don`t think so. Could we have diffrent software levels. Mine is SW V 1.81
Offline RayF  
#607 Posted : 24 January 2013 13:55:50(UTC)
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I 've made a new video, featuring night-time shots supplied by Keith.

The trains are from my SNCB and CFL scenario. The Belgian class 59 diesel is missing from these shots, but I'm hoping to add it in at some point.
Ray

Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
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Offline Ian555  
#608 Posted : 24 January 2013 14:14:15(UTC)
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Hi Ray,

Enjoyed watching your video. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline petestra  
#609 Posted : 24 January 2013 15:01:52(UTC)
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Quite a nice video, Ray. I really like those nighttime shots. Well done! PeterThumpUp Smile
Offline RayF  
#610 Posted : 24 January 2013 16:07:10(UTC)
RayF

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Thanks Ian and Pete!
Ray

Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
Offline utkan  
#611 Posted : 24 January 2013 16:20:40(UTC)
utkan

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Very nice,Ray.....ThumpUp
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The world is analog!
Offline RayF  
#612 Posted : 24 January 2013 16:35:47(UTC)
RayF

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Thanks Mehmet.
Ray

Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
Offline Herrfleck  
#613 Posted : 24 January 2013 17:50:21(UTC)
Herrfleck

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Hello Ray!

Nice videoThumpUp ThumpUp

Your layout is very intresant and detailedBigGrin

Bertil
- since my lack in english I don't write so much here.. but learn by trying right? :) -

//Bertil
Offline Torstein  
#614 Posted : 24 January 2013 18:18:31(UTC)
Torstein

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Great video Ray. ThumpUp

Torstein
Offline Joe Meiring  
#615 Posted : 24 January 2013 19:18:35(UTC)
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Thanks Ray - there's just something about nighttime shots!!...just too beautiful...thanks for posting; just love those station lamps...If you can, post some more of these night vids..love them :)
Have you sorted the MS2 "loco list"? When you add more than 10 locos (always keep 11 open), then the "add from loco list" will appear....
Joe
Offline RayF  
#616 Posted : 24 January 2013 19:58:41(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Herrfleck Go to Quoted Post
Hello Ray!

Nice videoThumpUp ThumpUp

Your layout is very intresant and detailedBigGrin

Bertil


Thanks, Bertil!
Ray

Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
Offline RayF  
#617 Posted : 24 January 2013 20:00:58(UTC)
RayF

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Originally Posted by: Torstein Go to Quoted Post
Great video Ray. ThumpUp

Torstein


Thanks Torstein!
Ray

Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
Offline BrandonVA  
#618 Posted : 24 January 2013 20:04:41(UTC)
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Ray,

You really have a great way of expressing your layout in a way that makes it feel very big and exciting. Excellent angles.

-Brandon
Offline RayF  
#619 Posted : 24 January 2013 20:06:03(UTC)
RayF

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Originally Posted by: Joe Meiring Go to Quoted Post
Thanks Ray - there's just something about nighttime shots!!...just too beautiful...thanks for posting; just love those station lamps...If you can, post some more of these night vids..love them :)
Have you sorted the MS2 "loco list"? When you add more than 10 locos (always keep 11 open), then the "add from loco list" will appear....
Joe


Thanks Joe.

Those night-time shots are difficult to achieve. My son did a good job there!

I have not been able to get the loco list to give me more than the 11 slots I see on the screen. I think I might need to update my MS2. For now I'll just load the locos I'm using at any one time, which is never more than 6. I will also start getting some loco cards to store the non-mfx locos on. That will save me a bit of time when I change over my trains.
Ray

Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
Offline RayF  
#620 Posted : 24 January 2013 20:08:25(UTC)
RayF

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Originally Posted by: BrandonVA Go to Quoted Post
Ray,

You really have a great way of expressing your layout in a way that makes it feel very big and exciting. Excellent angles.

-Brandon


Thanks Brandon,

You don't need a huge layout for it to look good in photos and videos...

Having said that I would love a bit more space where I could have trains running through real scenery!
Ray

Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
Offline obxbill  
#621 Posted : 25 January 2013 00:22:49(UTC)
obxbill

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Excellent clip Ray!!! I really like the "nightime" segment. Your layout looks great under the lights! ThumpUp

Bill
Marklin HO and Z also Hornby 00 and US 2-rail
Offline river6109  
#622 Posted : 25 January 2013 01:29:36(UTC)
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Ray,

thanks for sharing your video, enjoyed it.

John
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Offline Mark5  
#623 Posted : 25 January 2013 06:27:52(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: RayF Go to Quoted Post
Here is another video made up of some of the shots I posted earlier. It starts with some Era II trains, and then we see some Era III/IV trains making an appearance at the end. Locos seen are:
DRG Br18.1 with Olympic rings,
DRG E69,
DRG Br34,
Bavarian EG5,
DRG Br53 Borsig,
DB Br212,
DB Br151,
DB Br50.

Spot the deliberate mistake!

[YOUTUBE video ...]


Hello Ray,
Finally got around to going through your thread page by page.... all 13 pages.
Mostly looking at the still photos and some comments but a few videos too.
Really like your choice of 50s looking autos and how you've mixed things.

Also curious about what was wrong with the consists in the video.
Nobody else said anything, and I didn't see where you said what it is was... other than the times video was taken.

Thanks for posting your progress for the last few years.
- Mark


Interested in history of DB, DR and FS from about 1955 to 1965
Fan of signals and catenary; stations and yards. Is there anything else?

Offline RayF  
#624 Posted : 25 January 2013 07:56:08(UTC)
RayF

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Originally Posted by: Mark5 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: RayF Go to Quoted Post
Here is another video made up of some of the shots I posted earlier. It starts with some Era II trains, and then we see some Era III/IV trains making an appearance at the end. Locos seen are:
DRG Br18.1 with Olympic rings,
DRG E69,
DRG Br34,
Bavarian EG5,
DRG Br53 Borsig,
DB Br212,
DB Br151,
DB Br50.

Spot the deliberate mistake!

[YOUTUBE video ...]


Hello Ray,
Finally got around to going through your thread page by page.... all 13 pages.
Mostly looking at the still photos and some comments but a few videos too.
Really like your choice of 50s looking autos and how you've mixed things.

Also curious about what was wrong with the consists in the video.
Nobody else said anything, and I didn't see where you said what it is was... other than the times video was taken.

Thanks for posting your progress for the last few years.
- Mark




Hi Mark,

Thanks for your comments. Sorry to mislead you, as there's nothing wrong with the actual trains in the video (AFAIK). The apology is for the bad edit at the end where a caption comes up with the words "Title Video" or something like that.
Ray

Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
Offline RayF  
#625 Posted : 25 January 2013 07:58:15(UTC)
RayF

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Originally Posted by: river6109 Go to Quoted Post
Ray,

thanks for sharing your video, enjoyed it.

John


Thanks John! Smile
Ray

Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
Offline RayF  
#626 Posted : 25 January 2013 07:59:51(UTC)
RayF

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Originally Posted by: obxbill Go to Quoted Post
Excellent clip Ray!!! I really like the "nightime" segment. Your layout looks great under the lights! ThumpUp

Bill


Thanks Bill.

That reminds me, there's a faulty light in the warehouse in the goods yard. I must get round to fixing it.
Ray

Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
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Offline pab  
#627 Posted : 27 January 2013 16:32:49(UTC)
pab

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Thanks Ray.
I think you inspired me. Have to work it out.
Offline RayF  
#628 Posted : 27 January 2013 23:20:34(UTC)
RayF

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Glad you've liked the video, Piet!
Ray

Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
Offline Andrey  
#629 Posted : 28 January 2013 18:19:28(UTC)
Andrey

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Hi Ray,

Your trains are looking and sounding there as real trains though they are not actually real trains and even don't have built-in sounds!
Thanks for the excellent video. ThumpUp
Offline RayF  
#630 Posted : 28 January 2013 18:21:55(UTC)
RayF

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Originally Posted by: Andrey Go to Quoted Post
Hi Ray,

Your trains are looking and sounding there as real trains though they are not actually real trains and even don't have built-in sounds!
Thanks for the excellent video. ThumpUp


Thanks Andrey. Glad you like them!
Ray

Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
Offline Christoffer  
#631 Posted : 28 January 2013 20:13:11(UTC)
Christoffer

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Hello Ray

Very nice video ThumpUp ThumpUp Hope you will film more in the near future ThumpUp ThumpUp

Christoffer
Offline RayF  
#632 Posted : 28 January 2013 21:13:56(UTC)
RayF

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Originally Posted by: Christoffer Go to Quoted Post
Hello Ray

Very nice video ThumpUp ThumpUp Hope you will film more in the near future ThumpUp ThumpUp

Christoffer


Thanks Christoffer,

Most of my recent videos have been filmed by my son Keith. The layout lives in his room and sometimes he enjoys experimenting with his camera on my different trains.

No doubt he will be producing his camera again soon!
Ray

Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
Offline keigwin  
#633 Posted : 01 March 2013 03:35:37(UTC)
keigwin

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Great video Ray. It makes me want to add more lighting to my own layout. Just curious - did you add lighting to your models as you built them, or did you retrofit them later on? I have kept the instructions to all models that indicate lighting, but the only ones I installed up front we're the roundhouses.
Thanks for sharing,
Mark
All Marklin Digital Era II - V with CS2 60214
Offline nevw  
#634 Posted : 01 March 2013 05:04:37(UTC)
nevw

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Ray, I missed this and Have just had a look. Great.

Nev
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Offline steventrain  
#635 Posted : 01 March 2013 13:41:04(UTC)
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Great video, Ray.Smile
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Offline RayF  
#636 Posted : 01 March 2013 13:53:25(UTC)
RayF

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Originally Posted by: keigwin Go to Quoted Post
Great video Ray. It makes me want to add more lighting to my own layout. Just curious - did you add lighting to your models as you built them, or did you retrofit them later on? I have kept the instructions to all models that indicate lighting, but the only ones I installed up front we're the roundhouses.
Thanks for sharing,
Mark


Hi Mark,

Mostly I retrofit lighting after the building is finished. I use the Faller and Viessmann lighting units. The Faller ones stiick out of a hole in the board, so you can lift the building right off it for maintenance. I use the Viessmann ones where I need to suspend the light fitting from the ceiling inside the building. The signal box and the restaurant attached to the Village Inn have these. For the signal box I had to remove the roof to fit the lighting, so it would have been easier on assembly.
Ray

Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
Offline keigwin  
#637 Posted : 01 March 2013 14:14:18(UTC)
keigwin

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Originally Posted by: RayF Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: keigwin Go to Quoted Post
Great video Ray. It makes me want to add more lighting to my own layout. Just curious - did you add lighting to your models as you built them, or did you retrofit them later on? I have kept the instructions to all models that indicate lighting, but the only ones I installed up front we're the roundhouses.
Thanks for sharing,
Mark


Hi Mark,

Mostly I retrofit lighting after the building is finished. I use the Faller and Viessmann lighting units. The Faller ones stiick out of a hole in the board, so you can lift the building right off it for maintenance. I use the Viessmann ones where I need to suspend the light fitting from the ceiling inside the building. The signal box and the restaurant attached to the Village Inn have these. For the signal box I had to remove the roof to fit the lighting, so it would have been easier on assembly.


Thanks Ray for the quick response. I am in the middle of building some large Faller Models (130915 and 130918) and they indicate lighting. I agree, the ones that have the hole in the bottom should be easy to add lighting later on. Once I am done with these 2 I think I am going to go back and add lighting where possible before making new models. Otherwise, I may never get to it.

Regards,
Mark
All Marklin Digital Era II - V with CS2 60214
Offline Danlake  
#638 Posted : 01 March 2013 15:39:08(UTC)
Danlake

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Posts: 671
Great video Ray,

Always been a fan of your layout and enjoy seeing your large collection of rolling stock.

Brgds - Lasse
Digital 8m2 layout / C (M&K) tracks / Era IV / CS2 60214 / Train Controller Gold
Offline GSRR  
#639 Posted : 01 March 2013 16:09:08(UTC)
GSRR

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Looking good Ray.

r/Thomas

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Offline RayF  
#640 Posted : 01 March 2013 16:16:21(UTC)
RayF

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Originally Posted by: nevw Go to Quoted Post
Ray, I missed this and Have just had a look. Great.

Nev


Thanks Nev!
Ray

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#641 Posted : 01 March 2013 16:18:01(UTC)
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Great video, Ray.Smile


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#642 Posted : 01 March 2013 16:34:58(UTC)
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Great video Ray,

Always been a fan of your layout and enjoy seeing your large collection of rolling stock.

Brgds - Lasse


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#643 Posted : 01 March 2013 16:37:33(UTC)
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Looking good Ray.

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#644 Posted : 03 March 2013 12:07:29(UTC)
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I finally got around to finishing the Fire Station scene in the corner of the layout. I had placed the building and fire engine but only today have I finished the scene with the Firemen figures I had bought. I have arranged them having a bit of a practice on the small lawn beside the station. Two of them seem to be having a bit of trouble getting two hoses to connect. Smile

My apologies to any real Fire-fighters if the scene is totally implausible!

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#645 Posted : 03 March 2013 12:27:31(UTC)
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Great scene, Ray! Looks quite plausible to me. I see local firefighters inspecting hoses and testing things in front of the stations around here all the time. ThumpUp ThumpUp

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#646 Posted : 03 March 2013 13:00:50(UTC)
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Hi Ray,

Is the guy at the back called Sam...

Ian.

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#647 Posted : 03 March 2013 13:39:13(UTC)
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Great scene, Ray! Looks quite plausible to me. I see local firefighters inspecting hoses and testing things in front of the stations around here all the time. ThumpUp ThumpUp

Bill


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#648 Posted : 03 March 2013 13:41:08(UTC)
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Hi Ray,

Is the guy at the back called Sam...

Ian.



Hi Ian, I guess he must be! (...or whatever the equivalent is in German) BigGrin
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#649 Posted : 03 March 2013 14:32:31(UTC)
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Hi Ray,

Fireman Sam.....kids TV...it's a Grandpa thing..Smile ThumpUp

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#650 Posted : 03 March 2013 15:03:07(UTC)
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I finally got around to finishing the Fire Station scene in the corner of the layout. I had placed the building and fire engine but only today have I finished the scene with the Firemen figures I had bought. I have arranged them having a bit of a practice on the small lawn beside the station. Two of them seem to be having a bit of trouble getting two hoses to connect. Smile

My apologies to any real Fire-fighters if the scene is totally implausible!

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Ray as a "real" firefighter I can tell you that your scene looks great. A little ladder practice, and a couple guys having trouble getting the hose connected or disconnected happens all the time. So good work and very nice scene.

Chris
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#651 Posted : 03 March 2013 15:32:52(UTC)
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Very nice kit, Ray. The scene looks super! PeterThumpUp Smile
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#652 Posted : 03 March 2013 15:33:14(UTC)
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Thanks Chris!

Nothing like a bit of advice from a professional! Smile
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#653 Posted : 03 March 2013 15:34:20(UTC)
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Very nice kit, Ray. The scene looks super! PeterThumpUp Smile


Thanks Peter! Glad you like it. Smile
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Offline steventrain  
#654 Posted : 03 March 2013 16:54:21(UTC)
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Excellent, Ray.ThumpUp
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#655 Posted : 03 March 2013 17:49:47(UTC)
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Ray,

I like it !

Regards,BigGrin
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#656 Posted : 03 March 2013 18:44:38(UTC)
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I just notided this nice scene,i love the truck,is perfect.LOL
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#657 Posted : 03 March 2013 22:16:23(UTC)
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Excellent, Ray.ThumpUp


Thanks Stephen. Kind of you to say so! Smile
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#658 Posted : 03 March 2013 22:18:08(UTC)
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Ray,

I like it !

Regards,BigGrin
John


Thanks John. Glad you like it. ThumpUp
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#659 Posted : 03 March 2013 22:20:07(UTC)
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I just notided this nice scene,i love the truck,is perfect.LOL


Thanks, Panayotis! It is made by Wiking.

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#660 Posted : 04 March 2013 07:15:01(UTC)
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Thank you for the picture Ray.I bought three flat wagons loaded with similar trucks,items 48755-48756-48671.They are metal,maybe they are wiking too,i do not know.BigGrin
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#661 Posted : 15 December 2013 12:11:04(UTC)
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A couple of days ago I finished building a model of the Dapol "Travelling crane", and placed it on the layout. This kit is very cheap. I think it cost me about £6. It was originally made by Airfix, and before that by Kitmaster.

I have completed it without the "bogies" that allow it to move along a length of track. This will follow in the future, but for now I have made it static. I also need to install the glazing.

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#662 Posted : 15 December 2013 14:52:24(UTC)
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Nice!
It looks like an harbour crane.
So it can been use togehter with the ship boats at the harbour area too.
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#663 Posted : 15 December 2013 15:15:20(UTC)
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Yes, Anders, you're right. It would look very good in a harbour area. ThumpUp
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#664 Posted : 15 December 2013 15:48:00(UTC)
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"Travelling crane"


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...very cool, Ray....ThumpUp
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#665 Posted : 15 December 2013 16:09:45(UTC)
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Thanks Mehmet!
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#666 Posted : 15 December 2013 21:24:07(UTC)
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Nice Ray!
I had this wonderful Dapol crane on the late Pfeilerbahn layout. Unfortunately, the cat loved dangling around with the hook, thus on a regular basis "de-capitating" the crane. Now the battered beauty (the crane, not the cat) is resting in a remote and cat-safe corner of the Slumburg layout. Therefore, watch out for Cat-zilla!
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#667 Posted : 15 December 2013 22:33:08(UTC)
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Nice Ray!
I had this wonderful Dapol crane on the late Pfeilerbahn layout. Unfortunately, the cat loved dangling around with the hook, thus on a regular basis "de-capitating" the crane. Now the battered beauty (the crane, not the cat) is resting in a remote and cat-safe corner of the Slumburg layout. Therefore, watch out for Cat-zilla!
Greetz - Ak Sad


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#668 Posted : 16 December 2013 03:20:03(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
Nice Ray!
I had this wonderful Dapol crane on the late Pfeilerbahn layout. Unfortunately, the cat loved dangling around with the hook, thus on a regular basis "de-capitating" the crane. Now the battered beauty (the crane, not the cat) is resting in a remote and cat-safe corner of the Slumburg layout. Therefore, watch out for Cat-zilla!
Greetz - Ak Sad


No animals allowed in my train room!


not even animal carriages or from the Preiser Farm ? BigGrin
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#669 Posted : 16 December 2013 14:03:54(UTC)
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OK, maybe a couple of cows and sheep.... BigGrin
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#670 Posted : 29 May 2014 06:24:26(UTC)
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Hi folks,

I've been away for a week on holiday with my wife, and meanwhile my son Keith has been doing some videos of the trains I left on the layout. They were filmed on his I-phone, and I've uploaded them to youtube and edited them into one video. Unfortunately Youtube's video editor is now much more basic so it's just a series of straight cuts. ThumbDown

The trains you see runniing in this video are:

Br18.3 with Rivarossi CIWL train
Br73 with Roco 4 wheel coaches
Br 96 with Era I and II wagons
Brawa Br 53.8 with Era 2 wagons and my latest museum wagon from 2000

Enjoy!
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#671 Posted : 29 May 2014 10:33:27(UTC)
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Thanks Ray, I enjoyed that.

With some of the angles Keith chose, I can imagine a 'preiser' standing on the side of the track, mobile in hand filming the trains running by :)

Thumbs up for the Sunderland in the background.
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#672 Posted : 30 May 2014 12:51:45(UTC)
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....

Thumbs up for the Sunderland in the background.



Thanks Angus.

It's not very clear in those shots, but this Sunderland was modified by Keith to resemble a flying boat that appears in the game "Tomb Raider 2". Lara Croft finds her way on board at the end of one of the game sequences and escapes from the "baddies" by flying off in it.

Keith made several modifications, the biggest being the conversion from 4 engines to 2 engines. The paint job is very close to that seen on the game.
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#673 Posted : 31 May 2014 00:48:36(UTC)
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Excellent video, Ray. Your son did good job. I particularly like the one scene where the

BR18 is coming 'round the curve with the workers in front of the fences.

Cheers,Peter ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp Smile
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#674 Posted : 31 May 2014 07:20:51(UTC)
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Thanks Peter, that's my favourite scene too!
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#675 Posted : 01 June 2014 09:45:37(UTC)
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Superb video, Ray.ThumpUp
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#676 Posted : 01 June 2014 11:45:42(UTC)
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Congratulations to Keith, Ray....ThumpUp ThumpUp
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#677 Posted : 02 June 2014 12:04:16(UTC)
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Great videos Ray, Keith has done a great job with the Iphone. I especially like the opening close up, and he has done a good job keeping control over the point of focus, often a real spoiler with moving subjects. ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp

BR

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#678 Posted : 03 June 2014 23:37:21(UTC)
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Very good Ray,

Enjoyed watching.

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#679 Posted : 19 June 2014 16:24:40(UTC)
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Recently I have not had many opportunities to run my trains, and unfortunately the build up of dust on the layout has made running my trains very unsatisfactory, with many "dead spots" around the layout.

To get things back to how they should be, I am going to have to give all the tracks a thorough clean, and while I'm at it I will vacuum the dust off the buildings, roadways and scenery. To make it easier to achieve this I have decided to remove all the catenary, wires and masts. Once I'm happy with the condition of the track I will put the catenary back.

This will probably happen after I return from my summer holiday in mid July, so if you're wondering why I am not posting any new photos of my layout please bear with me!
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#680 Posted : 19 June 2014 17:25:33(UTC)
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Hi Ray, yes I've been doing layout cleaning too. I have a dusting brush for the track, buildings,

etc. but I will not be removing the catenary (yikes!). I have noticed some dead spots too,

especially in the yards when running on digital, where there is not too much traffic.

Happy cleaning and have a great summer. Peter ThumpUp Smile
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#681 Posted : 19 June 2014 21:32:39(UTC)
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Hi Ray,

Must be nice to have a layout to clean...Smile

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#682 Posted : 20 June 2014 06:12:25(UTC)
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my son did the vacuum cleaning the other day but with our catenary there is no way we can remove it so it has to be done slowly and carefully. because all the wires are under tension there is a certain give and take before any damage occurs and so far we haven't had any problems.
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