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Hi all,

Recently i made the switch from H0 to 00-gauge, really love the British trains.
Before building a new large layout i want to build a small Inglenook shunting layout.
This is to test somethings out and to have a working layout while building the larger one.
Measurements are 30 x 140 cm and trackwork is Peco code 75.
This small layout is DC with a PWM controller for slow shunting.
Off we go.

The track plan.


The baseboard, just a simple frame with 9mm multiplex on top.







In the next update some pictures of the trackwork.

Andre
 

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Hi,

An Inglenook puzzle can of course be done with only 1 uncoupler but i don't mind doing it with 3.
And with only 1 uncoupler you have to shunt the wagons every time back to one of the tracks.

The progress so far.
First tracks are nailed to the baseboard and the first hole has to be made for the Kadee magnets.


These holes are closed with a thin sheet of plastic so the ballast won't fall through.
First applied some thin double sided tape on the surface and then sticked the transparant sheet on it.






The layout so far.


Some of the new rolling stock which i managed to buy in the Netherlands and Germany for a very reasonable price.
Modellbahnunion now sells the Hornby Sentinel shunter for a bargain price of €60,70.



Next jobs to do in random order,
Some buffer stops
2x Manual turnout controls
3x Hinged Kadee magnets
Electrics

Quit a lot of work for such a small layout, love it.
 

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The electrics,
This little layout runs on a PWM controller and a toggle switch to change direction, more we don't need.
Turnouts and hinged uncouplers are operated manually.
A 12v power supply can be plugged into the baseboard by using an old fashioned DIN connector.


This 12v dc goes to the small voltage regulator to set the max speed for the locomotive.
My Hornby Sentinel runs fine with only 6,5v.
On the left the voltage regulator, on the right my trusty old PWM controller.
This controller was designed by Mr Weistra and was first published in a Dutch model railway magazine (Railhobby) in 1984.
I am thinking about making a video of this controller for my Youtube channel.


A 10kΩ potentiometer is used to regulate the speed.
The sliding potmeter and the toggle switch mounted.






The layout so far.


In next update some pictures of the point control and Kadee uncouplers.
 
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