Photos of Telford .

Discussion in 'Talk' started by paulc, 31 August 2019.

  1. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

    Shoes, every time. What else would you expect a girl to say? :))

    I was only prodding gently, as I’m pretty sure the new editor is not a WT member.
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  2. Brian T

    Brian T Western Thunderer

    As always there was too much to take in,wether it be layouts, dealers or new models,but still always good to try...!

    Anyhow only really managed to take a few picies of a couple layouts,and to be honest there a bit apologies...

    'Love Lane'
    love lane #1.jpg love lane #2.jpg love lane #3.jpg

    The back end
    The back end #1.jpg The back end #2.jpg Sherton Abbas
    Sherton Abbas.jpg

    And finally; Amalgamated Wagon Works.
    Amalgamated wagon works #1.jpg Amalgamated wagon works #2.jpg Amalgmated wagon works #3.jpg Amalgamated wagon works #4.jpg Amalgamated wagon works #5.jpg
    I`m not sure if the Ben the owner of 'AWW' is a member here,but if he is i`d like to thank him again for letting me loose with the controller for a little 'play'.
    Only regret is was`nt for longer......

  3. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Hooray, you got the Thompson lav comp that I spent most of the previous week rushing to get finished.

  4. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Although I forgot to paint the Lav window :headbang:

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  5. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

  6. Wagonman

    Wagonman Western Thunderer

    I wouldn't recommend Googling the layout's original name either...
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  7. Cliff Williams

    Cliff Williams Western Thunderer

    A lovely show and I really enjoyed Love Lane, had a chat with another big lad, sharing many common ideas.
    On the WiFi channel I have used it on Newhurst and other layouts with ECOS, but with the channel set randomly high and it seems to work well that way, worth being familiar with the process changes before shows for speedy channel hopping.
  8. Brian T

    Brian T Western Thunderer

    Hi JB,

    I would have got the whole coach in but elbow room was at a premium every time i dropped by!.

  9. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Ah well that's kinda good to hear, for us at least, proves it was popular.

    This was my shot of the layout.


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  10. Mudhen

    Mudhen Western Thunderer

    Cliff, the big lad was me, Tim. Really good to meet you and a very good chat, hope to see you around.

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  11. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Found a video of Guildex on YouTube:

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  12. Cliff Williams

    Cliff Williams Western Thunderer

    Thanks Tim for jogging the memory.
    It must have been a record for me with new contacts on the “little railways” and the big railway down the road, the joys of taking on more on the preservation scene for a change.

    Two MM London Underground Panniers? Lovely. Looking forward to mine, the first one had crude carrier film transfers fitted which was a big disappointment.
  13. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    Looks like the Guy in the green shirt has had those long trousers since he was 12 :))......old joke I know :rolleyes::D

  14. PMP

    PMP Western Thunderer


    Overview of Back End at Leeds. I’ve operated it a couple of times with the ‘Touchcab’ operating system being both intuitive and reliable. I’m considering using it on a future BLT myself based on Back End/Aberbeeg/Laramie experience. I can only assume it was a bad day at the office which we all get occasionally!
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  15. adrian

    adrian Flying Squad

    From my superficial overview it looks a great system to use, unfortunately I have no experience of it but does it have an option to connect via bluetooth? Alternatively have you fixed on a 5GHz wifi connection? It seems that 2.4GHz wifi is competing not only with other wifi signals but also bluetooth and microwave etc. I've not delved into the various comms systems but my understanding is that bluetooth pairing is less susceptible to interference than wifi and the other factor is that 2.4GHz wifi is a noisy environment with bluetooth and microwave in the same band.
  16. SimonT

    SimonT Western Thunderer

    the straight answer is that I haven't the faintest idea, they just specified a WiFi router that feeds into the Lenz USB device. I'll go and ask the guys who own Touchcab.
    Competing signals on a limited number of channels seems to be one of the technical problems of battery R/C control. Only a LSWR loco could get away with using the pink channel:D.

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  17. Stewart

    Stewart Western Thunderer

    Hi Simon

    Just admiring the two pictures of your The Back End layout, could you tell me please the size of the layout?

    Thank you

  18. les101975jud

    les101975jud New Member

    We were exhibiting at the York Exhibition at Easter and had similar WiFi problems. It is nothing to do with Touchcab or any similar system but rather down to competing signals from too many routers in a relatively small area. For us it was worse at one end of the layout than the other. It took me awhile to figure out that the worse end was open to the roof and was picking up interference from the mezzanine floors above. The covered end was more sheltered as the ceiling above gave some blocking protection. We were not the only ones though as others using this technology were also having problems.

    With the prevalence of these systems becoming greater and greater I feel it should be down to Exhibition organisers to ensure the spectrum does not get too crowded in the hall. As I understand it the worse band to use is 2.4Ghz as there is some overlap between some adjacent channels. Consequently, I have settled on the 5Ghz band as all 12 channels are completely discrete from one another which helps a little. Having said that if there are too many routers working in the same space there will always be problems.
  19. SimonT

    SimonT Western Thunderer

    Thank you, it is ten feet by 22 inches plus four feet for the fuddle yard.

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  20. Stewart

    Stewart Western Thunderer

    Hi Simon

    Food for thought, many thanks