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Hi

Now that's a fine bit of model engineering! Pass on my complements to your friend and thank you so much for sharing that with us.

Outstanding piece of work got to go and have a more detailed look.

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Hi everyone,

Mr. Baykal already presented my turntable construction here, he is so kind.

I'm a model railroader, living in Ankara, Turkey.

Starting from 2006, I'm trying to buid up an analog DC layout which in fact represents important stages, and unreached wishes of my 41 years life:



Nowadays, electrical connections of the multi-block triangle is completed. The following movies show its capabilities:

Five locomotives entering into the triangle (this is only for demonstration purpose, reality was not considered)
http://s282.photobucket.com/albums/kk255/k...gTriangle3A.flv

Same locomotives leaving the triangle:
http://s282.photobucket.com/albums/kk255/k...gTriangle3B.flv

A short freight train, changing direction on the triangle:
http://s282.photobucket.com/albums/kk255/k...ogTriangle1.flv

And, a longer movie:
http://s282.photobucket.com/albums/kk255/k...ogTriangle2.flv

Notes:
The surrounding light in the movies are a little dim, I'm sorry about this
Locomotives in some movies move fast in order to shorten the movie time
Bodies of some locomotives were removed to show that there is no decoder inside.

So, nice to meet you here,
Regards,
Kamil
 

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QUOTE Excellent work and welcome to the forum.
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Welcome to the forum Kamil - thanks for showing us the great photo's - look forward to seeing some more.
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Welcome and thanks for sharing that turntable. Excellent result.
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Thank you all for your encouraging words, you are so kind


QUOTE here must be some well thought out wiring and track isolation in that triangle

Ok, the command interface and the back wiring looks like this, the triangle on the left:





Before every trip, an analog programming must be made (proper adjustment of the electric switches). One or two locomotives on the triangle is not so hard to control. However, five locomotives on the triangle requires pre-exercising and a step-by-step guide. I've written commands on one A4 sheet for entering the triangle and another for leaving the triangle. I think this is fun.

This layout (indeed it is a layout construction) consists of two main levels; the scene and the shadow station. It has a long way to go:









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Note: I've read the remarks so it's better for me to show further progress in "On My Layout" section.

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QUOTE (Brian Considine @ 4 Nov 2008, 02:01) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Like the use of the helix(s) to gain height - not something you see in the UK often. The panel looks good too - thanks for the further pictures.

Brian,

Helix is not something we see in Turkey too, as far as I know, this is the first one.
I have decided on it for overcoming the limited space problem. My past Lego experiences encouraged me to build it.
In addition, the top of the helix is used as a platfom of a small yard.

Kamil
 
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