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QUOTE but were able to see a 'virtual' train pass through the station by the lights on the diagram

With some appropriately located sub woofers, you might be able feel and hear it too? The Dash-9 sound in Microsoft Train Simulator makes some of my furniture vibrate!

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QUOTE But I think we'll get the levers and instruments working together first!
Definitely a case of get the main parts working before adding the "Bells and whistles"!

QUOTE The main problem is how to fit any sort of switch to the framework of the lever frame with:
1. The minimum of interference with the historic metal-work (over 100 years old and listed!)
2. The minumum of effort - there are 44 levers less 4 detonator levers and a couple of spares, but a switch is required at each end of the lever travel, so we are approaching 80 switches to be fitted.
But keep the ideas flowing in; it's all appreciated.

You know, this is not unlike the kind of setup required by an electromechanical church pipe organ. I was thinking of how the pedal board clicks a switch to activate a switch which opens a valve or whatever. Maybe a chat with an organ builder might be worthwhile. It would have to be someone who was sympathetic to "non tracker action" activation. The divide between the two camps is as emotive as the DC / DCC debate in some circles


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Now that looks really excellent.


I'd better check my diary for that weekend.

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QUOTE taggers

I think "graffiti vandals" is a more appropriate term. In the case of this box there is no merit in what they do.

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What colour was used to paint the main woodwork of the box and what was the decision based on?

I ask because I'm at the painting stage of my ex LNWR model and guessed at a cream. I bought some Phoenix dull "Custard" at Ally Pally but it looked a bit too yellow. Now that I've seen your box I'm thinking it's probably ok. I have dull BR Maroon for the corner posts etc.

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Thanks for the detailed reply John. I'll go with the "BR Coach Cream (Dull)". It'll be near enough and if I weather it a bit, who'll know?

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This is a wonderful achievement - well done


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