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Guys, can you check this diagram to see if it will be wired correctly, I will be running a analogue dc layout with bus wires under the track from the controller that’s inside the shed. The red arrows represent feeds from the bus wire to the track, also do I solder the wires to the track or fishplate ? My track will be  code 100 peco and using insulfrog hornby points.

many thanks .

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Ok, I think your diagram is a bit simplistic. If you are using insulfrogs you should be ok, a;though they can introduce some quirks if you do reversed sections which you haven't.

You might want to do some insulators at the mid point of both passing sidings. It would allow for stopping trains more easily.

Since you are putting your power in the shed, you could also make the mainline into sections for blocks. You're already running wires out there, so why not have them on double pole double throw center off switches?

 

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Happy new year 2018 Storm Trooper,  Traineeboy is correct,  but the big question is how many  locos do you want to run, these pics is what you will need to buy, these insulator track joins are made by Peco can get other brands as well, let me know and I will help you out in the wiring , DPDT switches you can buy form any Electronic shops. Don't worry about the FHS Kato Switch , was the best pic I could find.

I would solder the wires directly to the track ,on the outside not inside. , where do you plan to put your transformer.

We had a mild day today still humid in the afternoon, what  is it like where you are .

Tony from down under keeping on moving  ahead.

 

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Hi Tony,

              The transformer will be in the shed all the time as there is power points fitted in there. I will probably only run 1 loco a time.  I live in the uk and it rains a lot lol and normally cold. The points are insulfrog hornby, any help with electric/ wiring very much appreciated as this is a weak point. Why would I need insulated joiners and switches mate? 

 

Cheers for the reply Deano.

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Hi Storm Trooper, that is why I asked you how many trains you be running, you won't need those insulated and DPWT switches running only one train, if you decide to run more than one you need those insulated and switches, I started off with my first module layout with two passing loops and could run two trains at once in DC, My layout I plan to run four trains , a lot of wring, need to go DCC be easier, I will stick with DC can still have a lot of fun, I be using remote control on the main line throttles and be able to walk beside  the train where I can, and local throttles in the statin area and siding.

Have you started construction on your layout yet,going by your plan you plan to extend later, great  idea, that is what I am doing with my layout .

Tony from hot down under.

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Hello Tony,

                     I can’t start my garden railway yet due to I’ll health but my brother in law has offered to do it for me in spring. Yes hopefully will be extending my railway plans in the future So at the minute I’m collecting stock and planning so everything is ready for spring.

i have purchased all the track (peco flexi code 100) and points also two locos and a few other bits. Going to order some tracksettas this week. It’s all exciting but disappointing track laying and building won’t start till spring.

Deano 

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Morning Deano, not good you are not well, I am in the vote as well but I push on, why it has taken me a lot longer to build my dream layout will get there. nice of your brother in law to offer build your layout for you. I had a bad year last year an uncle pass  away and my son in September, all explained in Personal Journals, called aussietmrail's, journey since 11-9-2017..

Good you can get every thing to together ready for him to start the build, I buy a bit at a time.

Being very hot my end of the world, had a change in very low 30'c degrees, managed to get something done today on the layout, keep an eye out on Camdale later.

Tony from down under keeping on moving ahead.

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Hello Tony, sorry to hear about the bereavements in your family😢 

 

i buy bits and pieces as I go along some from the internet and my local model shop as he does new and used bits and pieces.

 

I wish it was hot here so cold and had so much rain my garden is water logged lol

looking foward to seeing the progress your making with your garden railway

 

take care  Deano

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Morning Deano, many thanks for the kind words, great dear buying stuff like that be ready when your brother in law is ready to start your build,. I do the same especially track being so dear to buy over $7 a length for the good peco track, they say is is cheaper t buy a full box of 25 at $155 a box, points has gone up as well, lucky I have enough points now since I am not modelling Sydney central now.

Half your luck send us some rain, haven't had a drop for a few weeks now, back yard is feeling it.

Have you being over on my page mine is Camdle layout, I am getting back into the construction now, a few bib changes for the best.

You take care as well.

 

Tony from down under keeping on moving ahead.

 

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Morning Tony,

                           Not only have we had rain and lots of it we now have snow lol. 

I purchase my track from my local model shop at £3.70 a length, Peco code 100 914mm length. 

Hopefully construction will start on my garden railway March/April time I will keep you posted.

Yes I have taken a look at your railway very impressive progress, I wish I had the same amount of space as you.

 

Deano

 

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Afternoon  Deano, I have a friend that lives up in northern Italy, hr said it is snowing there , lots of it he said, our turn, we have had lots of rain this weekend and it has being cold, today being the coldest day in 28 years for February, dropped down t 19 degrees, cold days be over tomorrow 28 degrees and still some rain, need it bad haven't had any all of January and very hot as well.

The price you paid for your Peco flexie track works out about what we pay over here, nearly $7 a length.

One minute it has being too hot now raining, I like to do the cutting with the battery saw outside the pergola, Monday looks a better day to cut the first station module new legs, coming along, once I level all the modules I will be setting up the Indian Pacific with 28 passenger cars and two locos, on track, be split on two platform tracks, won't be able to do that with the locos for a while yet.

Be looking forward to seeing progress of your layout.

 

Tony from down under keeping on moving ahead.

 

 

 

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Hi Tony, 

              Heavy rain here today and the possibility of snow on Tuesday my garden is a proper mud bath lol 😂.

 Tracksettas have been ordered and due for delivery on Tuesday one straight and one 48” radius. Been spending the last week clearing space in my garden shed for storage of buildings and locos as I don’t want to leave them out at night. Cctv was installed last year so I can keep an eye on things.

Hopefully my brother in law can make a start on things end of February early March time as I getting inpatient lol.

keep us updated with photos of your railway looking really good mate

 

Deano

 

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