Hi from Belgium.

PhantomRC Apr 9, 2021

  1. PhantomRC

    PhantomRC New Member

    7
    4
    1
    I'm Philippe (aka PhantomRC) and I'm living on the Belgian coast.
    Since 2015 I'm retired from the air force ... the Belgian one of course :) and I needed an occupation to keep my creative mindbusy. That's how I came to HO (DCC) trains. Before that I had some experience with radio controled aircrafts as well as with static plastic models.
    No wife, no kids, no dog ... no fish in a bowl. :)

    I discovered this forum while I was looking for information on the use of DCC++ on Arduino. My intention being to replace my Z21 central by a self made item or at least part of it.
    I hope to find some answers here.

    CU on the forum.
     
    Moose2013, Chris Hall and gmorider like this.
  2. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

    12,958
    3,553
    173
    Hi Philippe, Welcome. Look at the DCC & Electronics forum where many members discuss DCC++.
     
    PhantomRC likes this.
  3. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

    19,340
    22,934
    243
    Welcome to Trainboard. Glad to have you on board.
     
    PhantomRC likes this.
  4. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    19,680
    12,969
    243
    Welcome aboard, Philippe! Having been to your wonderful country, I learned to love fine beer. Not sure where on the coast you are, but one of my most memorable trips was to the Westvleteren St. Sixtus abbey for the finest Trappist around. As hard as that stuff is to get, the next closest thing that I found was St. Bernardus Abt 12. If I want something bright and crisp, Duvel was my go-to. I love Belgian beer, can ya tell? I miss it terribly!
     
    PhantomRC likes this.
  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    62,476
    8,416
    652
    Welcome to TrainBoard!
     
    PhantomRC likes this.
  6. gmorider

    gmorider TrainBoard Member

    1,006
    1,529
    38
    Welcome to TrainBoard! Very knowledgeable folks here who help others.
     
    PhantomRC likes this.
  7. PhantomRC

    PhantomRC New Member

    7
    4
    1
    Happy to read that the trappist beer is appreciated :)I'm living in Koksijde, about 30 minutes from the brewery ... but sorry I'm not a beer guy ... I prefer French Bordeaux wine ;-)
     
  8. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

    1,985
    2,801
    54
    Welcome to the group.
     
    PhantomRC likes this.
  9. fitz

    fitz Staff Member

    9,453
    1,685
    129
    Welcome aboard, Philippe, from someome who spent his career working in flight test.
     
    PhantomRC likes this.
  10. Chris Hall

    Chris Hall TrainBoard Member

    177
    375
    7
    Hi Philippe, welcome to the group.

    In the grand scheme of things I am not far from you, down in Geneva, Switzerland. Similar background too - retired from the New Zealand Airforce.

    DCC++ is very good, gives you a lot of control over the layout, especially when combined with an JMRI/CMRI node network, you can build a full control system for your layout with little expense.

    There's plenty of experience on here, so someone should be able to help with any questions you have!

    Cheers
    Chris
     
    PhantomRC likes this.
  11. in2tech

    in2tech TrainBoard Member

    727
    644
    33
    Curious to see your layout now and in the future. Welcome to Trainboard!
     
    PhantomRC likes this.
  12. PhantomRC

    PhantomRC New Member

    7
    4
    1
    Thanks to all but as for now I do have a little issue with the site structure.When I try the "Search Forums" I always get an error as response.
    Is that normal?
     
  13. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    62,476
    8,416
    652
    Welcome to TrainBoard!

    I am sorry to say that currently our Search engine is giving us a bit of trouble. We are not as yet certain what the bug might be, but a remedy is being pursued. We are all volunteers, with lives and jobs ongoing, so are devoting what spare time is possible to find a fix. Please bear with us. :)
     
    PhantomRC likes this.
  14. PhantomRC

    PhantomRC New Member

    7
    4
    1
    Not a problem, I understand. At first I thought it might be a setting but it's OK for me ... I'll wait.Thanks anyway. :)
     

Share This Page