Crooked Mile On30 Shelf Layout

man7sell Dec 29, 2018

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  1. traingeekboy

    traingeekboy TrainBoard Member

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    I am glad my years of trawling all things trains on T'internets has paid off for someone. Actually, it is helping me out too. I have all kinds of info trapped in the recesses of my brains. ha ha
     
  2. man7sell

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    Another change. added a turnout (left of the picture slightly out of frame). This is to ease a tight curve (in red) replace with curve in green.

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  3. man7sell

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    The turnoff that is in red will now have a defunct rail to a broken bridge. In work.

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    Trains waiting in anticipation for the last spike to be laid on the North end loop.

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    End of track sign for the broken bridge. Needs a little more weathering.

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  6. man7sell

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    Not prototypical but adding a little supper elevation to the North end curve track to assist the loco around the bend.

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  7. BoxcabE50

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    Models and the prototype are two different worlds. I would not worry at all. Reliable operation makes model railroading much, much more fun!
     
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    Driving the golden spike in the North End Loop. (Thanks Si)

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  9. Kurt Moose

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    Woo-Hoo! Let the hoopla begin!
     
  10. man7sell

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    Testing the curve and a new Micro camera. Not impressed with the way it is affected by the lighting.
     
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    Oooo. That camera must not like those fluorescent lamps. Looks like it picks up their cycles. But still the ride was fun. :)
     
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    They are LED lights, not fluorescent, so hard to understand. My other cameras don't have this problem but they cost more than $18 ;)
     
  13. Kurt Moose

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    LED's give off some radio frequency waves, that may be effecting your camera.

    Make the video black & white, then it'll look like an old news reel!
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  14. traingeekboy

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    Great to see the trains running. I actually like the tilt on the one curve.

    As to the camera. That is an odd effect. It might be the scan rate picking up the flicker in the bulbs. A more expensive camera will likely have things built into it to reduce that kind of effect.

    Also, that old spur with the bridge could be used as a storage track, or you may want to create a ore dump bridge there for those little dump cars. ;)
     
  15. man7sell

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    Bought a dimmer and it made it worse. I think I need to rethink my lighting, maybe buy LED colored strips that are dimmable.
     
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    Ordered a 20' strip of dimmable color changing LEDs with supply and remote. should be here later today. Lets see how these do.
     
  17. traingeekboy

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    LEDs also flicker at whatever the AC power rate you have where you are. 60 Hrtz here in the USA.

    I don't like the new LED bulbs people use because I am very sensitive and can see it; I think from years of TV engineering work I can see these things.
     
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  18. man7sell

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    I get that. Bet you see the reel change ques too ;)

    LED lights arrived. Put up temporarily for a test. The camera picks them up very well as a mood lighting, but their white light is no where bright enough. I remember teaching the mood lighting systems on early Boeing 777 airplanes. back then they used florescent lights for white and LEDs for color. Nowadays they have LEDs that are bright enough for white. So using a blend of dimmable white LEDs and these colored LEDs I think I have a plan formulating [​IMG].

    More testing before the next movie
     
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