Hello from the beautiful Yorkshire Dales in the UK

John Todd Oct 18, 2021

  1. John Todd

    John Todd New Member

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    Hi all my intro,
    I model in OO scale a fictitious land of industry and landscape. A relatively small layout at 12 x 3 feet, with a 9 foot shelf extension at 90 degrees to the main layout, but containing a wealth of sidings and details. I am interested in electronics and automation so after having a Sprog 3 for several years I am now experimenting with DCC++ Ex. Using two motor shields to separate track power and CDU power (20 turnouts all controlled by DCC Concepts ADS sx units) and keep the Sprog 3 for programming. Use JMRI and my own Jython scripts to control the running sequences. Have up-to 6 loco’s running at any one time using Kadee couplers and neodymium magnets buried in the ballast to automate uncoupling. Peco LK-55 TT controlled by DCC, sensors on the exit tracks and JMRI. Have 40 track sensors under the track (Hall Effect) feeding JMRI. Suddenly realised this may all be a big mistake as there is now nothing left for me to do… Joking aside hope to learn and engage within this forum. Will post some pictures soon…
    Cheers John.
     
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  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard! Please do share a few photos, when you have the opportunity. :)
     
  3. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Hi John, welcome. Definitely a fascinating electronic system.
     
  4. gmorider

    gmorider TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome to TrainBoard!
     
  5. fitz

    fitz Staff Member

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    Welcome aboard, John.
     
  6. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

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    Welcome to TB
     
  7. fordy744

    fordy744 TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome from a fellow UKer!

    Originally from God's own Country too!
     
  8. JimJ

    JimJ Staff Member

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    Welcome from Southern Illinois!
     
  9. BNSF FAN

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    Welcome to TrainBoard John!!!!
     

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