David Head's layout "progress" report

 
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)



3 more youtube videos added. One 3801 too Wink
goto to youtube, search for dthead, you'll find 'em

David Head

"dthead"


Thanks David......very entertaining....

Roachie

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  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Well  half a year for one update, 5 years for another, gee I work fast Smile


http://dth.railpage.org.au/folding/3fold/up19apr2013.htm


http://dth.railpage.org.au/trainroom/updates/up18apr2013.htm

Enjoy the updates.
David Head
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Another small update, this time to the weipa railway project.

http://dth.railpage.org.au/weipa/updates/up22apr2013.htm

Regards,
David Head
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Small update:

re the main layout, this is the minor update:

http://dth.railpage.org.au/trainroom/updates/up28apr2013.htm

re the 3 fold layout, working on making a tortoise work on it's side. will write it up if it works !

Regards,
David Head
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
July Update:

http://dth.railpage.org.au/trainroom/updates/up13jul2013.htm

Regards,
David Head
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
usually done at the end of a year, here's a July youtube video update:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_J8FeK4ARQ&feature=c4-overview&list=UU049VZgUzmS2UfbtlW3W7Cg

We did move "Broughton" into the layout room. And as per the top plan in the last update, that is the best oriantation so far looking at it 1:!

Update:  http://dth.railpage.org.au/trainroom/updates/up15july2013.htm

Regards,
David Head
  andrewstrains Assistant Commissioner

Location: Townsville, Where else but QLD
Good to see the room clean, I wish mine was..

Just a quick question, how high is the top level of your layout?


Andrew
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Good to see the room clean, I wish mine was..

Just a quick question, how high is the top level of your layout?


Andrew
andrewstrains
I should measure it one day, perhaps today and get back to you.

David
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update:

Been down to the room and did these quick measurments, all are  rail level.

http://dth.railpage.org.au/trainroom/updates/up16july2013.htm

Main room
   1515mm The very top station, which for the moment from the floor.
   1365mm The upper station on the peninsular, Graceton from the floor.
   845mm The lower station on the peninsular, unfinished, from the floor.
   830mm The lower staging will be from the floor.

In the other room, which is 175mm lower than the main room here the levels there....

   1010mm lower station ( broughton ) from the floor.
   1525mm middle level is cement loop, from the floor
   1900mm The Upper staging from the floor.
  andrewstrains Assistant Commissioner

Location: Townsville, Where else but QLD
Cheers for that David,

I am thinking of adding a 3rd level to my current layout that will have to be 1650mm from the floor. While it will be on the highish side there wont be a great deal of shunting to do up there if I do it

Andrew
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Update:  http://dth.railpage.org.au/trainroom/up16july2013.htm

Update:  http://dth.railpage.org.au/trainroom/up25july2013.htm




Regards,
David Head
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Late July  has seen enough to post this update:


 http://dth.railpage.org.au/trainroom/up9aug2013.htm

Regards,
David Head
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
I should also  'fess up to somehow programming all my locos at once to  "164"  when trying to reset that loco. Oops!!!
I then had to take ALL locos off and reprogram them one by one !!! What fun ! You would have  enjoyed my expression when I throttled up tp see most of my locos move at the same time !

Still fun !

David

ps yes it is a NCE powerpro system, but all the fault is mine !
  glennofootscray Junior Train Controller

Location: Footscray
A rookie error, a first world problem, and a learning experience. Well done you got the trifecta.

Regards Glenn.
  anzac1959 Chief Commissioner

I should also  'fess up to somehow programming all my locos at once to  "164"  when trying to reset that loco. Oops!!!
I then had to take ALL locos off and reprogram them one by one !!! What fun ! You would have  enjoyed my expression when I throttled up tp see most of my locos move at the same time !

Still fun !

David

ps yes it is a NCE powerpro system, but all the fault is mine !
dthead

Made me smile , could have been worse lol
I did that the other day when programming my Mexican X once I had punched in the address I got called away and shut down the layout but that's another story.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
I should also  'fess up to somehow programming all my locos at once to  "164"  when trying to reset that loco. Oops!!!
I then had to take ALL locos off and reprogram them one by one !!! What fun ! You would have  enjoyed my expression when I throttled up tp see most of my locos move at the same time !

Still fun !

David

ps yes it is a NCE powerpro system, but all the fault is mine !
dthead
Makes me glad at times that I am still a dinosaur running DC. No problems like this on DC. Laughing
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
A small update.

http://dth.railpage.org.au/trainroom/updates/up4sep2013.htm

Points, track, some paining, and control panel alterations.

Regards,
David Head
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
A small update.

http://dth.railpage.org.au/trainroom/up4sep2013.htm

Points, track, some paining, and control panel alterations.

Regards,
David Head
dthead

David, I think the link is broken.

Regards
Brian
  wolfpac Minister for Railways

Location: Over here...
404 error here, too.

Wolfpac
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Fixed

http://dth.railpage.org.au/trainroom/updates/up4sep2013.htm

Points, track, some paining, and control panel alterations.

Added some bridge photos too !!!!

Regards,
David Head
  wolfpac Minister for Railways

Location: Over here...
Nice work there, looks quite involved by moving along well! Very Happy

Wolfpac
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Hi all,

http://dth.railpage.org.au/trainroom/updates/up11sep2013.htm

Points, track, and some general photos.


Also on the main page is a movie section, starting with some movies  taken at the same time as this update....

http://dth.railpage.org.au/trainroom


Regards,
David Head
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
are we going to control the railway over the web
  wolfpac Minister for Railways

Location: Over here...
are we going to control the railway over the web
X'Trapolis-904M
It could be done with JMRI and forwarding a few ports out to the Internet over a router...

Not sure how you'd go with authentication and stopping Joe Bloggs coming along and randomly grabbing locos and controlling them though! Laughing

Wolfpac
  LaidlayM Chief Commissioner

Location: Research
It could be done with JMRI and forwarding a few ports out to the Internet over a router...

Not sure how you'd go with authentication and stopping Joe Bloggs coming along and randomly grabbing locos and controlling them though! Laughing

Wolfpac
wolfpac
While he still has volts on the rail (as opposed to a battery in the loco) he can have the signalling system cutting power to a length of track in front of any red signal to stop SPADs.

Mark
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
It could be done with JMRI and forwarding a few ports out to the Internet over a router...

Not sure how you'd go with authentication and stopping Joe Bloggs coming along and randomly grabbing locos and controlling them though! Laughing

Wolfpac
wolfpac
but if we can do it via a Railpage password

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