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Presentation and Logging Layout

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Presentation and Logging Layout
Posted by PatrickA on Saturday, March 4, 2023 7:52 AM

Hello group,

My name is Patrick, and I am modeling trains for a long time. I am french born but living in Canada. I have currently a point to point N scale logging layout that I am exhibiting at different shows in Canada and US. Some of you may have seen it at Springfield for example...

Here are few pictures of the layout:

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3ob74-H5o2o/XZ3ipfDXBWI/AAAAAAAACjs/MJIWoS2O3dEcnfloevJPnALS5vuXbCzxgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMG-9067a.jpg

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bzNfHZjH7hw/XZzWsJzuZcI/AAAAAAAANUU/AOp4xVDwQtcsyyTqj-gKukTSrG0Epqz3wCKgBGAsYHg/s1600/IMG_20191006_103917.jpg

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BbyniSIj5pI/XVqvfCI0OaI/AAAAAAAACiQ/FfQ0KgYjZHwBfHeKzwZ8DkcEAZBiPGrVwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20190817_133039.jpg

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-d84lMtFd-As/WsvhgqF8J3I/AAAAAAAACTo/B5qLqHBIrYgTuq6yTkCn-7SM2kj4Gz0owCLcBGAs/s1600/Climax11.jpg

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VbzWXn8DwPI/WpsuafIEK3I/AAAAAAAACJY/we3QalT0ga04GqMdEioGyVAZCyWTqAYXgCLcBGAs/s1600/Photo2a.jpg

I am also playing with electronics and developing few boards for the model railroader such as animations, power station, DCC accessory decoders and especially a new automation system that prototypes a real automatic block system and signalling system in DCC without computer/sofware. I will present you my system after this first message to the group will be accepted...

See you there,

Patrick

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Posted by BigDaddy on Monday, March 6, 2023 11:48 AM

Welcome to the forum.  Your posts are delayed in moderation for a bit.

You have a website with pics.  Click on the icon that looks like a mountain and sun and then we can see them directly.  I son't think I got the order correct.  I like your buildings.

 

 

 

 

Henry

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Posted by mbinsewi on Monday, March 6, 2023 11:53 AM

Welcome Patrick,

Nice work!

Mike.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, March 6, 2023 12:01 PM

Welcome

Nice work indeed.

Thank you for sharing.

-Kevin

Living the dream.

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Posted by PatrickA on Monday, March 6, 2023 12:13 PM

Hello Group,

Thank you for your welcome messages and your comments on my work.

Just for information, I will be at St-Albans, VT, for an exhibition this saturday. You can see my layout there. Next stop in 2 weeks in Ontario, Canada.

Patrick

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Posted by York1 on Monday, March 6, 2023 12:15 PM

Very nice work, Patrick.  I'll bet you get great comments at the shows you attend.

York1 John       

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Posted by kasskaboose on Monday, March 6, 2023 3:46 PM

Excellent work.  Thanks for showing us the work. 

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Posted by NVSRR on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 6:31 AM

It will be interesting to see what you develop for signal systems and such.     That is a nice layout.  

shane

A pessimist sees a dark tunnel

An optimist sees the light at the end of the tunnel

A realist sees a frieght train

An engineer sees three idiots standing on the tracks stairing blankly in space

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Posted by PatrickA on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 7:27 AM

Thank you all for the comments.

I have written a post describing my DCC system on the electronic section of this forum.

But on this layout, I am using a simple DC command station with automatic back-and-forth managment. In this way, I can discuss with visitors without having to drive the trains. This other system is very simple: the layout is equiped with IR barriers at each end and when detected, the train will automaticaly reverse its course and reach the other end of the layout... Nothing fancy here.

This layout is also equiped with a night and day lighting system and some ambiant sound around the sawmill during the day, and frogs at night ;-)

All electronic components and all the scenery are made by myself. The only commercial items are a Woodland scenic truck and the Atlas Shays. All the rest is hand crafted even the tracks.

Cheers,

Patrick

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