Cessy-en-Bois: Une petite gare de triage

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by chrisb, 11 June 2018.

  1. JimG

    JimG Western Thunderer

    ...and a bucket on the floor under it. :):):)

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  2. Phil.c

    Phil.c Western Thunderer

    Lovely stuff Chris ;)
  3. Tim Watson

    Tim Watson Western Thunderer

    What comes over very strongly in this excellent thread is that when the Romans invaded Gaul, they didn’t pass on how to make decent concrete...

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  4. Brian T

    Brian T Western Thunderer

    Not sure how i missed this one.

    Some really sublime modeling!. :thumbs:

  5. chrisb

    chrisb Western Thunderer

    Thank you for the kind comments and likes.

    A little progress...the last of the exterior lights for the goods shed:

    The bulkhead lights were made as before only with red tower LEDs for the lamps for bays 3 and 4. The overhead lights were knocked up from odd bits of brass wire, styrene square section and some flat, clear plastic from a model kit sprue:
  6. mickoo

    mickoo Western Thunderer

    Knocked up :eek:

    I've seen far worse conduit in 1:1 scale :D
  7. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Evening Chris. Any progress?

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  8. chrisb

    chrisb Western Thunderer

    Large sigh...

    Everything is packed up in anticipation of a house move which is dragging on and on and on. But, hopefully it will be worth it as the new house has more space for railway projects!
  9. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    I, like many hereon, look forward to the resumption of the build, Chris.

    This is a truly smashing layout but obviously there needs to be somewhere for it to live !!

  10. chrisb

    chrisb Western Thunderer

  11. chrisb

    chrisb Western Thunderer

  12. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

  13. Joe1980

    Joe1980 Active Member

    It’s just ridiculously good.
  14. chrisb

    chrisb Western Thunderer

    Thank you for all the kind comments and likes.

    The ambient lighting (including the starlight) and the ambient sound are all controlled using an Arduino Mega. The more I delved into Arduino the more possibilities I discovered and I've been spurred on to make progress with the random shunting order generator which is initiated from a small (320x240pixel) touch-sensitive LCD panel mounted into the front fascia:

    Pressing 'Start' generates a random shunting order for 5 wagons which is displayed on the next screen:

    As the wagons are shunted into the correct position, they're marked as such using the touch-sensitive screen:

    And once all 5 wagons are marked in position, a new random shunting order is automatically generated:
    Last edited: 14 February 2020
  15. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Morning Chris,

    Any chance of some images of the locos and stock which run on this splendid layout?


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  16. Osgood

    Osgood Western Thunderer

    Le Shunter.jpg
  17. Alex W

    Alex W Active Member

    Hi Chris. I've just found this. Looks great, and I particularly like your ideas for the backscene and lighting. A lot for me to study over the next few days I think!
  18. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

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  19. chrisb

    chrisb Western Thunderer

    Soon...I'm having to take some deep breaths before attacking the stock with weathering powders etc. Several of the members here <cough!> have set a rather high bar in that regard!
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  20. Osgood

    Osgood Western Thunderer

    It comes from a website of model Euro figures, a link to which I’m sure someone posted on here - but I can’t find it now.
    Some great characters, they may have been 1/43?
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