Crossing Paths

Crossing Paths
Model Melbourne trams

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Taking a step back to go forwards.

Now that all the modules have now been rewired with the DCC bus, finer details are now being added to individual modules.

The railway station module, being the master module, from well before DCC had been fitted with lights and internal details, the challenge is to retrofit the other modules.  The Racecourse module has just had street/effect (tree) lights fitted, which is good because now I can run trams again, be it on a truncated layout.


 
The end of the line at the end of the day.
 
 

 
Victoria Street in its original profile.
 
 
 
Now I wonder if the substation can handle all of this.
 
 
 
Plug and Play
(DCC bus plugs and lighting [RCA] plugs)
The terminal strip will allow potential grounded rail/overhead running on DCC 
 
The LED lighting was starting to drive me mad, streetlights too bright, effect (tree) lights too dim, and I had enough of sampling/changing fixed value resistors for the look I was after, so I installed 1K ohm mini trimpots inline to each circuit, (yes, we now have dimmable mood lights!)  The feed into the trimpots has a 470 ohm resistor in series as safety in the event I bottom out the trimpots to zero ohms when adjusting brightness.
 
Now not to get too distracted from the other tasks.
 
From under the streetlights and the wires.
Glenn
 
 
 
 
 


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