Test Track Update

Work on the test track has been progressing with all the track now laid on 5mm foamboard to deaden some of the sound but more importantly to allow me to have all the wiring above boards and create some capacity to route the layout wiring and point motor linkages under the track. Nearly all theContinue reading “Test Track Update”

Test Track Planning

With the move into the flat now completed the train automation testing can commence. I’ve taken advantage of some Black Friday deals to acquire the Digikeijs DR5000 which will be the main control part of the layout and once I have worked out all the connections to iTrain, the D44088 Sensors and the track andContinue reading “Test Track Planning”

Automation Software – Longlist

Based on the requirements in my last post I have started to look at automation software. I’ll start with the long list of products and an initial assessment before shortlisting these down for a more detailed look.   Most seem to offer trial versions so once i have a test layout I can use this toContinue reading “Automation Software – Longlist”

Kilsby Drift – Automation

I’m hoping that I’ll be able to form a team to help exhibit the layout but with the house move to Dorset the friends that have agreed to help are going to be farther away and less available and whilst I’m sure that over time I’ll be able to get other people to help itContinue reading “Kilsby Drift – Automation”

Kilsby Drift – Layout Planning

The house move has slowed to a crawl now and with all the layouts except Sturminster Newton in storage thoughts have started to turn to the potential setup in the new house and the options I have available. The plan as it is today is that I’ll have a shed for the layouts and I’mContinue reading “Kilsby Drift – Layout Planning”

Kilsby Drift – The Concept

As I start to get into the design work for Kilsby Drift I though it was worth while looking back at the thinking and decisions that have led to this point. The driver is fairly easy and with no previous interest and no local knowledge or experience with the WCML the decision to support RevolutionContinue reading “Kilsby Drift – The Concept”