failcase simplest of all the builds.

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caitlin
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Re: failcase simplest of all the builds.

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Cooling tower is 80mm tall.

I've got a smidge further with electronics and have an arduino uno connected to JMRI. JMRI sees it and I can turn a light on and off with a physical button and in software. Not terribly exciting but I hope I can use it to interface a few things, street lighting, something I don't know if it will work or look cool if it does and tentatively I *hope* I might be able to do detection with it, although how much use that would be for a loop this simple I don't know, in station stop start might be fun. Block detection is going a bit far, but I will want for my next layout when I've made some mistakes with this one.

Printing things has stalled a bit as the resolution is a challenge for the printer, I've been trying to get a grantry bridge, but all the ways I've tried to print other people's stl files at a smaller scale have ended up in snappy failure. I either need to work out how to increase wall thickness whilst scaling down or just design my own in a printable and assembleable format that works this small.

I'm enjoying starting to paint little things like this
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and I've trimmed the track bed to size but not solved any way to support it at the right height or attach it into a coherent physical loop
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I'm really missing actually running a train round it :(

caitlin
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Re: failcase simplest of all the builds.

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It's been a wee while, but I've not been idle. I've been working on two things.
One a kind of steamy smokey affair:
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Which needs something to lower the volts a touch or PWM it to be a little less 'fast' I need to sort some relays for the arduino.

The other thing is attached to the raspberry pi which is also running JMRI and it's a drive in movie theatre which is completely not to scale but I don't care.
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Now I must get on with some kind of terrain moddelling to sit these things in.

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Re: failcase simplest of all the builds.

Post by martink »

I have seen people do some interesting modelling tricks with smoke generators, but never water vapour from a model cooling tower. Nice one!

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