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Offline hxmiesa  
#301 Posted : 16 October 2006 15:19:47(UTC)
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Let me guess; No TV/HiFi equipment enters your house, unless it is from B&O? ;-)

BTW: On the second-last photo, the barrier is UP, as the VT08.5 crosses; Dangerous to Preisserleins!

jejeje (That´s "hehehe" in spanish... ;-)

BTW: Nice job, Thomas!!!
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Offline Guus  
#302 Posted : 16 October 2006 15:31:16(UTC)
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Congratulations Thomas.

First of all on your sweet little daughter Smile

Your layout looks very clean and well organised.Wish I had the space and time for such a nice project.

Quote:
[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:My new VT08.5 meeting the SVT137 - or as I understand it new C-sine meeting old C-sine.

Sorry,I disagree a little here.The SVT 137 has an Glockenankermotor,another fine example of good propulsion.

Kind regards
Guus

Kind regards,
Guus
Offline huttel  
#303 Posted : 16 October 2006 15:35:32(UTC)
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:) Thx Henrik - you have been along all the way - I'm sure you can recognize the trackplan :)

Anyway the warning lamps are working when trains are passing but I got tired of listning to the noisy barriers - I will have them working if your way should fall by Copenhagen on one of your future visits to Denmark.

//Thomas

PS I think B&O is overrated. Looks kinda great but has nothing to do with hifi (but that is another discussion)
Carpe Diem!

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Offline huttel  
#304 Posted : 16 October 2006 15:38:43(UTC)
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Quote:
[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by Guus
<br /> Glockenankermotor,another fine example of good propulsion...


Hi Guus

Thx...my mistake even though I can't help wishing they would have used the same engine in the VT08.5

//Thomas
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Offline hxmiesa  
#305 Posted : 16 October 2006 18:19:47(UTC)
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Quote:
[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by huttel
Anyway the warning lamps are working when trains are passing but I got tired of listning to the noisy barriers - I will have them working if your way should fall by Copenhagen on one of your future visits to Denmark.


If they rattle, it is because of the AC. If you rectify the AC with 4 diodes and a capacitor, they should be dead-quiet.
However; the iron-core of the electromagnet might be magnetized (and the gates will stay down always) if the material is not "soft" or "sweet" iron. This can be cured again by powering it with AC from time to time. (degaussing)
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Offline huttel  
#306 Posted : 04 March 2007 01:14:42(UTC)
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Hi all,

As I have far too many trains on my layout and want a more smooth operation I need space to park and are thefore thinking about enhancing my existing shaddow station with the following "blue" marked extension. Want to have at least 5 more platforms. Any comments?

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//Thomas
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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#307 Posted : 04 March 2007 02:38:08(UTC)
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I'm a bit slow in catching up Thomas, but congratulations to you and your wife for the birth of your daughter. I love your layout as well. Is that the 'Mittelstadt' station I see in one of the pictures. I have this particular kit for my layout too, but was wondering whether to put this one up, or go for the 'Bonn' station.
Offline hxmiesa  
#308 Posted : 04 March 2007 11:04:42(UTC)
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Well... Why not go for something spectacular??? ;-)
Judging from your photos you should be able to do it...
I am thinking something like an elevator, or a sliding table.
Even TrainSafe´s "Revolver-bahnhof" comes to mind, although it is too short, too complex and too expensive.

On the OTHER hand, you could go for simplicity instead;
A sequential staging yard; Where the trains are parked one after the other on a loooong track. Advantage is that it has no switches, and the control is like several very short blocks, in the principle like the rest of the layout.
This sequential staging yard (I have 2 with 3 trains capacity each on my own layout!) is very cost-effective, and can also be made into spectacular views. (Think "Lord of the Rings", who´s layout is also presented on this website. (Search for it, it´s a revelation! ;-) )

Seize the moment!
Best regards
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Offline xxup  
#309 Posted : 04 March 2007 12:30:06(UTC)
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Hey Thomas our daughters may have the same birthday (not year of course).. Is yours born on 10 September?
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Offline huttel  
#310 Posted : 04 March 2007 22:27:05(UTC)
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Hi Guys

First of all thanks for your comments. I just love this forum wink

One of my first stations was, as you correctly point out, the Mittelstadt. At the time I found the Bonn station too big. But I do think there are many other good alternatives with more charm than Bonn/Mittelstadt. As you can see from the layout pictures I am more into operations than landscaping.

Almost the same birthday. Laura was born on September 6th which now seems like ages ago Smile How old is your daughter?

I would love something more spectacular as you suggest Henrik and the Helix you mention is awsome. I could also go for a more simple structure, but as the trainsets I use typically run with 6 coaches it has to be some rather long platforms (10x24188 per trainsset) which can be difficult to find space for. That's also why I have choosen an enlargement where it would be possible to "park" 5 trainsets and still have a high degree of flexibility in regard to getting access to the individual sets and have traffic in and out of the station. Controlled by WDP the plan is to have the trains in waiting position for 10-15 min. at a time which again would leave more space (fewer trains running at the same time) on the main layout. Do you know where I can find more info on the elevator you mention?

Btw does anybody have some good suggestions or own examples on how to build the perfect shaddow station?

//Thomas
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Offline huttel  
#311 Posted : 04 March 2007 22:38:54(UTC)
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Hi all,

Searched for Revolver Bahnhof as suggested and on http://www.train-safe.de...n_in_Perfektion_deut.pdf I found this:

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Quite spectacular but I guess also rather expensive...I like the concept though

//Thomas
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Offline huttel  
#312 Posted : 03 April 2007 13:19:27(UTC)
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Hi all

Progress...the Brawa 6330 Titlis-Bahn - now in function Smile

UserPostedImage

UserPostedImage

//Thomas
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Offline mz_1414  
#313 Posted : 03 April 2007 17:55:55(UTC)
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Mini hxmiesa biggrinbiggrinbiggrin no it looks great Thomas, but you need landscap Smile
Offline steventrain  
#314 Posted : 03 April 2007 18:04:10(UTC)
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Very good!
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Offline hxmiesa  
#315 Posted : 03 April 2007 20:20:12(UTC)
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Well, that certainly looks familiar ;-)

What do you think about the set, Thomas?
Best regards
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Offline huttel  
#316 Posted : 03 April 2007 20:45:56(UTC)
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Quote:
[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by hxmiesa
<br />Well, that certainly looks familiar ;-)

What do you think about the set, Thomas?


Hi Henrik

Yes there's no doubt to where the inspiration came from Smile As you I think it's great value to the price and very good quality. The assembly is rather difficult (even though I did benefit from your experiences - Thx) but with the end result it's definetly worth it and to be recommended. I like the many details like the moving platform at the mountain station. On top of this I also find the quality of the stations and the fact that you can assemble without glue awsome.

My next project will be to look into the "elevator" earlier mentioned.

//Thomas
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Offline 2ndChancer  
#317 Posted : 04 April 2007 02:10:57(UTC)
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Cooll!!

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Offline jocoyn  
#318 Posted : 04 April 2007 12:25:40(UTC)
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This is really neat ............clean and airy and very different. I like it.
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Offline widianto  
#319 Posted : 04 April 2007 14:01:54(UTC)
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winkNice layout..keep the progress
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Offline huttel  
#320 Posted : 09 April 2007 15:22:23(UTC)
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Titlis-Bahn

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http://huttel.dk/marklin/movies/Marklin2.wmv

(...and my first shot at making movies Smile)

//Thomas
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Offline mz_1414  
#321 Posted : 09 April 2007 15:40:28(UTC)
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great video Thomas, i like it
Offline hxmiesa  
#322 Posted : 09 April 2007 16:39:18(UTC)
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Very nice, thanks, Thomas!

Couldnt help noticing a lot of flicker from the lights of the Titlis Bahn.
Can it be because you are using digital power for it? If it is, maybe you should power it from a separate (i.e. general lighting) trafo?!

Other suggestion; I missed a clip showing the mountain-platform moving from side to side... ;-)
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Offline huttel  
#323 Posted : 09 April 2007 21:44:37(UTC)
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Thx all

Quote:
[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by hxmiesa
<br />Other suggestion; I missed a clip showing the mountain-platform moving from side to side... ;-)


Hi Henrik

For your benefit the Directors Cut version with the moving platform biggrin

http://huttel.dk/marklin/movies/Marklin2.wmv

//Thomas
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Offline steventrain  
#324 Posted : 09 April 2007 21:51:54(UTC)
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Very impressive video,thanks for watching.Smile
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Offline Purellum  
#325 Posted : 09 April 2007 21:54:33(UTC)
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Nice, at 1.33 minuttes a misile is fired from 1 of the gondolas!

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Offline huttel  
#326 Posted : 09 April 2007 22:12:11(UTC)
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Quote:
[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by Purellum
<br />Nice, at 1.33 minuttes a misile is fired from 1 of the gondolas!

Per.


Hi Per

Ups...have to introduce metal detectors I guess...wonder what it hit! [xx(]

//Thomas
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Offline hxmiesa  
#327 Posted : 09 April 2007 23:11:52(UTC)
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Thomas, thanks again! Now perfect! (I even like the muzak ;-)

@Per; Not to demonstrate a lack of humor, but just in case you didnt notice; the "missile" are the headlights of a loco going up the ramp from the shadow-station. -Well, just in case...
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Offline David Dewar  
#328 Posted : 09 April 2007 23:24:49(UTC)
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Great movie. Thinking now about getting this set.

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#329 Posted : 10 April 2007 02:15:56(UTC)
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Very great. Nice movie and lots of trains running around.
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Offline Purellum  
#330 Posted : 10 April 2007 17:30:44(UTC)
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@ Henrik: I didn't notice the train! just the light! Time to polish glasses again! wink

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Offline hxmiesa  
#331 Posted : 10 April 2007 17:55:08(UTC)
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Eh... Do you guys think Brawa will give me a provision for the Titlis kits sold after presentation on Märklin-Users net??? ;-)
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Offline mz_1414  
#332 Posted : 10 April 2007 23:46:03(UTC)
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[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by hxmiesa
<br />Eh... Do you guys think Brawa will give me a provision for the Titlis kits sold after presentation on Märklin-Users net??? ;-)


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Offline huttel  
#333 Posted : 27 August 2007 00:29:32(UTC)
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Hi all

After a great summer holiday I this evening decided to work some more on the planned enhancement of my layout. This is what I probably will implement in regard to a larger shadow station.

UserPostedImage

Am considering reducing the station with one track from 7 to 6.

Please feel free to comment or suggest alternative solutions.

Rgds,
Thomas
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Offline hxmiesa  
#334 Posted : 27 August 2007 16:58:34(UTC)
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Hi Thomas,

Interesting, but I am thinking about if something could be optimized...
First off, I am not sure about the use of DKW´s in hidden back areas. -But by now you should already have your own experience in knowing if they are safe enough or not...
Secondly I'd remove the 3 blind station-tracks to a separate area, and make it bigger (more tracks, not necessarily longer. F.x. in the left side where there is currently no track planned.
Thirdly, I wouldnt reduce the number of tracks form 7 to 6, but go from 7 to 8; It looks like it fits there. Why on earth would you want less??? ;-)

Nice to see a layout that is able to grow!
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Offline mz_1414  
#335 Posted : 27 August 2007 19:29:24(UTC)
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[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by huttel
<br />Hi all

After a great summer holiday

Rgds,
Thomas


Great summer, i guess you´re summer holiday not was in denmark biggrinbiggrinbiggrin
Offline huttel  
#336 Posted : 28 August 2007 00:06:44(UTC)
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Hi Henrik and Peter

Great to hear from you both again...have been some time Cool

Have just returned after 6 weeks travelling northern Italy and especially Tuscany with my family. Was just great and to be highly recommended. Lot's of sun there... Smile

I thought about the DKW's but in my existing layout I haven't had any problems so far...so I would chancé it.

The reason I settled for 7 tracks is to be able to reach the trains in the far back (65CM)

Henrik, were you thinking of something like:

UserPostedImage

With this setup I would be able to have trains from the main track back and park in the new part, which would be a true benifit.

Rgds,
Thomas

Edited by user 16 January 2011 22:09:45(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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Offline huttel  
#337 Posted : 28 August 2007 00:32:31(UTC)
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...or maybe:

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Offline hxmiesa  
#338 Posted : 28 August 2007 09:30:42(UTC)
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Quote:
[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:I thought about the DKW's but in my existing layout I haven't had any problems so far...so I would chancé it.

Dont chance on it. Be ABSOLUTLY sure about this (tests, tests and more tests. Especially with non-Märklin vehicles. Running back and forth...)

Quote:
[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:The reason I settled for 7 tracks is to be able to reach the trains in the far back (65CM)

It´s a compromise, of course... ;-)

Quote:
[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Henrik, were you thinking of something like:

More or less, -but I´d prefer this:

UserPostedImage

With these extra 4 switches, you wont have to make reversing actions on the mainline. Less hassel and less risque.
The switches also provide the benefit of the shadow-station being able to return trains to the main line, should it be already full. -AND you no longer need a free track for letting out the trains from the dead end tracks.
The two switches on the right side can/should be unmotorized; The trains have no problems in "cutting up" the switches...

Edited by moderator 11 January 2011 19:40:23(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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Offline huttel  
#339 Posted : 28 August 2007 23:17:11(UTC)
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Hi Henrik

Thank you for your comments which as always are very constructive. I especially think your suggestion of the extra switches is excellent and makes the shadow station much more useful. I will implement right away. Btw I tried to make another layout using slim switches but the tracks become too short – so idea abandoned Cool

Rgds,
Thomas
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Offline hxmiesa  
#340 Posted : 29 August 2007 09:42:58(UTC)
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Quote:
[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by huttel
Btw I tried to make another layout using slim switches but the tracks become too short – so idea abandoned Cool

Well, as a side-note I´ll say that you could try to use K-track for this section; When using R2 switches, (which are shorter than the C-track), the spacing is around 7cm, compared to the C-tracks 8cm. So you can litterally fit in one parrallel track more, in the same space. (-AND they´ll all be a few cm'ers longer...)
You´ll also save 4mm in height.

Nah, just kidding. Stick with C-track. No need to use more than one system... ;-)
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Offline huttel  
#341 Posted : 27 September 2007 00:06:33(UTC)
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Hi all

I finally decided the following more traditional enhancement of my existing shadow station:

UserPostedImage

The rationale for the placement of the blind tracks is that I can not - at least for the moment - use the "free" space to the left. Mixing C-tracks with K does not sound appealing... wink especially as I use a lot of S88 feedback. Is so much easier with C-tracks.

Construction starts Friday morning!Cool

//Thomas
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Offline hxmiesa  
#342 Posted : 27 September 2007 09:06:56(UTC)
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Quote:
[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by huttel
The rationale for the placement of the blind tracks is that I can not - at least for the moment - use the "free" space to the left. Mixing C-tracks with K does not sound appealing... wink especially as I use a lot of S88 feedback. Is so much easier with C-tracks.
Construction starts Friday morning!Cool
//Thomas

Thomas the Builder; Can we do it? ;-)
With the risque of sounding trivial, I´ll again suggest some small changes;

UserPostedImage

This is to avoid using both DKW´s and curved (R1) switches. -ESPECIALLY in hidden back-areas.

Now, to show extreme scizofrenia I´ll suggest that you save on the 2 red switches. Laying the blind tracks as shown, you would only need these witches for returning trains if the station is already overbooked. I´d leave that out to save $$$

Using my method, the 3 blind tracks can even be a little bit longer.
Anyway, I can understand your reasoning if you haven´t had problems before with these kind of switches and/or the switches are already in stock. (those are powerful reasons, I know! ;-)

Now looking forward to photos from the new construction! ;-)
Best regards
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Offline huttel  
#343 Posted : 27 September 2007 12:36:30(UTC)
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Hi Henrik

There's nothing we can't do![:p]

I truly enjoy your persistence…keep the suggestions coming Smile …and trivial is definitely not something I relate to “The Dane In Spain”wink

That said I have only good experiences with both the C-track DKW’s and curved switches (famous last words?)

The benefit of the position of the blind tracks is that I can move trains and coaches from left to right and back. That would be a bit difficult with your suggestion. Also most of the switches are either in stock or in order. I have prepared for an extra track (8) and if there’s space I will probably also include that…otherwise it will be easy to do the change at a later time.

As for the empty space I am considering at a later stage to install a helix and in that way have more hidden levels.

I will make sure to post some photos of the progress given the time available, which has btw dramatically declined with the arrival of Laura

//Thomas
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Offline kimballthurlow  
#344 Posted : 29 September 2007 02:31:07(UTC)
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Great thread, and backwards and forwards discussions.
Ideas!!!

regards
Kimball
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Offline huttel  
#345 Posted : 10 February 2008 15:44:31(UTC)
huttel

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Hi all

A quick update on my now finalized new shaddow station (see above).

It holds up to 19 trains all automated and controlled by WDP and have dramatically improved the amount of trains I can have on my layout and still maintain varied, smooth and not crowded running.

With the new extension I have a total of 32 trains active on the layout which is really awsome [:p]

See pictures below:

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With cabinet closed

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Cabinet open

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View from outside

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View from inside - all in all 9 parrallel tracks

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View from inside - 8 tracks are 2,5M and additional 3 are 1,2M long

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View from inside - base is as the rest of the layout 12MM MDF

Feel free to comment.

//Thomas
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Offline DaleSchultz  
#346 Posted : 10 February 2008 16:01:18(UTC)
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32 trains ! nice.
Dale
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Offline foumaro  
#347 Posted : 10 February 2008 16:08:25(UTC)
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A great number of trains.Congratulations.
Offline steventrain  
#348 Posted : 10 February 2008 19:23:25(UTC)
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Excellent, Thomas.

Thanks for sharing.Smile
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Offline al_pignolo  
#349 Posted : 10 February 2008 20:36:35(UTC)
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Very good layout and great trains! Congratulations!
Pietro
Offline hxmiesa  
#350 Posted : 03 March 2008 12:03:00(UTC)
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Excellent new shaddowstation! (I somehow missed your entry earlier)
How is access to the track furthest in the back???
Best regards
Henrik Hoexbroe ("The Dane In Spain")
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Offline edward  
#351 Posted : 03 March 2008 18:24:39(UTC)
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Very impressive layout. I like the reduced scenery very much. MRR can be art.
Offline huttel  
#352 Posted : 08 March 2008 01:37:43(UTC)
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Thank you all Smile

Quote:
[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by hxmiesa
<br />How is access to the track furthest in the back???


Well, I actually managed to have 9 parallel tracks in place. With some difficulty I am able to reach all over the shadow station, but so far it has not been necessary [:p]

//Thomas

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Offline rschaffr  
#353 Posted : 19 October 2008 18:24:14(UTC)
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Wow! 32 trains! That is impressive.
-Ron
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Offline huttel  
#354 Posted : 04 October 2009 19:12:18(UTC)
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Hi all

Updated my WinDigiPet trackplan the other day and included a "Control Panel"

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It has turned out to be a great way to get a fast overview of which trains are where with corresponding status active, inactive, part of route etc. - to be recommended Smile

Rgds,
Thomas
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Offline intruder  
#355 Posted : 05 October 2009 19:55:32(UTC)
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Nice plan, Thomas.
Best regards Svein, Norway
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Offline Rinus  
#356 Posted : 11 October 2009 16:54:20(UTC)
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Impresive!

I was wondering: what are your experiences with windigipet?
Offline huttel  
#357 Posted : 14 October 2009 16:02:31(UTC)
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Quote:
[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by Evil R
<br />Impresive!

I was wondering: what are your experiences with windigipet?

Hi there

When I started building my existing layout it was from the beginning clear to me that it should be all digital combined with PC control. I did some research including here on the Forum and finally decided to go with WinDigiPet, a decision - with the knowledge and experience I have today – I most definitely would repeat.

WDP covers everything from basic manual to fully automated control (time-table or semi-random), is easy to both setup and maintain – basically very user-friendly. In regard to support the WDP Forum is very handy (www.windigipet.de/foren). Only problem might be that most information etc. is in German. I started with WDP 8.0 and have upgraded a couple of times and now use the German ProX version (the English versions are typically released 6 months after the German).

I use S88 feedback decoders and the whole layout is divided into around 150 blocks and 45 start/stop points. Based on blocks and start/stop points I have defined around 70 routes and combination of routes for automated running. Works very well. WDP also controls traffic in and out of my shadow stations, a turntable, lights and my Titlis bahn. The only thing I really miss is occupancy feedback not only from the tracks but also from the switches – but that is for Märklin and not WDP to work out wink

Before I buildt my existing layout I had a smaller layout where I tested and got to know WDP. From that I earned many valuable lessons which made it easier for me to implement WDP on a larger scale.

It supports many different interfaces such as Märklin-CS2, Uhlenbrock-Intellibox (which I use), ESU ECoS etc. and is quite stable and can handle the biggest layout. Think I have been told that Miniaturwelt Hamburg (www.miniatur-wunderland.de/) also uses WDP. Also nice that it is possible to combine Intellibox and PC control.

Only downside is that WDP is quite expensive compared to other solutions but I find it worth the money.

More information is available at www.windigipet.de. I suggest anybody interested to download the user manuals and the demo version before making the final decision in regard to WDP.

Regards,
Thomas
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Offline Eurobahnfan  
#358 Posted : 14 October 2009 17:59:51(UTC)
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That is one very impressive layout. With the minimal approach to scenery details, you really focus your viewers' attention to the trains... the real stars of the show.Smile

I've done the same thing with my pre-World War II Lionel O gauge trains: Lots of color and light always makes for a lot of smiles. While I'm currently planning my sixth HO layout -- a smaller, compact 120 X 240 design -- with plenty of scenery, it's refreshing to see a large, "minimalist" layout as yours. Well done!!!

Steve
Offline huttel  
#359 Posted : 15 April 2012 21:48:16(UTC)
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Hi all

3D view from Wintrack

Updated Wintrack trackplan as requested Cool

Regards,
Thomas

File Attachment(s):
Märklin dogbone ref THL 2012.zip (22kb) downloaded 35 time(s).
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Offline Ian555  
#360 Posted : 16 April 2012 04:57:32(UTC)
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Hi Thomas,

Great track plan. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline Bigdaddynz  
#361 Posted : 16 April 2012 07:29:33(UTC)
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Certainly is a great plan!

Thanks Thomas ThumpUp
Offline huttel  
#362 Posted : 20 April 2012 09:28:20(UTC)
huttel

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Hi all

Finally got my act together and made myself a camera wagon. Found a cheap wireless camera on ebay and here is the (very simple Glare ) solution:

Camera

Made some good testruns. Does anyone know of a good video editing program preferbly shareware?

Regards,
Thomas

Carpe Diem!

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Offline TrainIride  
#363 Posted : 20 April 2012 10:24:18(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: huttel Go to Quoted Post
Hi all

Finally got my act together and made myself a camera wagon. Found a cheap wireless camera on ebay and here is the (very simple Glare ) solution

Made some good testruns. Does anyone know of a good video editing program preferbly shareware?

Regards,
Thomas



Hi Thomas.

Great simple camera solution ThumpUp .

For me I use OpenShot Video editor on Linux. I don't know all of the functions but I use it in a simple way
for the videos I post.

Best Regards
Joël
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Offline Ian555  
#364 Posted : 20 April 2012 12:02:36(UTC)
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Hi Thomas,

Looks good. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline huttel  
#365 Posted : 21 April 2012 19:56:42(UTC)
huttel

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Thank you guys BigGrin

Downloaded Windows Live Movie Maker and here is the result - feel free to do some sightseeing:

Short tour [3.19/35MB]

Full tour [12.12/133MB]

For such a simple setup I am quite pleased with the result...

Regards,
Thomas
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