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The Next Console City (on Tables)

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cteno4

Important lesson — Always feed goji! We keep ours well fed.

 

Ikea needs some real life demos of what their stuff can do. Hey set up in a store for a weekend it would be a hit! Nice that it’s down at kid level on those tables, would just need a barricade to keep the kids back a bit.

 

what are you using for playback of the station announcements? I just got some small speakers and a mini arduino sound board (like $2) that pays off a flash card. It can even take some simple io so I was thinking of a little sensor set up later. Little 2w amp board as well but may not be loud enough. 

 

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Waisneed
8 hours ago, cteno4 said:

what are you using for playback of the station announcements? I just got some small speakers and a mini arduino sound board (like $2) that pays off a flash card. It can even take some simple io so I was thinking of a little sensor set up later. Little 2w amp board as well but may not be loud enough. 

 

jeff

 

I once bought some cheap Bluetooth speakers from 8BitDo and use my old smart phones to press play when needed.

The cheap BT-speakers don't go to sleep mode after 10min without playback, not like more expensive speakers do.

 

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cteno4

Nice no wires! We use one of those to make goji roar and mess with with viewers at shows.

 

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Waisneed

Updated my track plan to represent what I actually built ^^.

 

I added colour to distinguish the two lines. The blue line is elevated after the 180° turn.

 

Currently contemplating if I should make space for some parking tracks. I still have some #6 and Y- turnouts left over.

 

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nicolahu

Was there at sunday and we did run some trains, i also made some pics with my trusty Nikon

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Waisneed

Those photos are lovely! Thank you for sharing them!

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GCRailways

I really like this concept!  Not only do the consoles work as skyscrapers, but I also find it very appropriate, considering Japan’s prominence in the video game industry.  Makes me want to go dig out my consoles...

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Waisneed

Good News everyone!

 

I found my Kato boxes between that oversized LGB stuff and video games 😅

 

And the living room was free again for my usage. OK, some scheduling took place. 😉

 

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This time, I went in without any plan or idea. Only that the big heavy thing stays. It is too heavy to bother moving.

 

So please, take a look:

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Doesn't it look great?
OK, it needs some more buildings. But that is for later.

 

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Waisneed

No big news for you.

 

Only that my Console City 2020 is no more. Everything back in storage. Some re-arranging and a new flat mate after a change of government will bring some new opportunities.

 

But I have you a picture of my central command room

 

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Cat

Wow, now that's modular railroading!
❤️ =^,^= ❤️

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Martijn Meerts

I'd panic with that many throttles... I'd see 2 trains about to smash into each other, and then randomly just smash every controller in the hopes that the trains stop (only to accidentally turn a controller to max causing a 3rd train to crash into the first 2 trains of course ...)

 

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cteno4

Ugh the politics that govern our model railroading! 
 

im sure it will re-emerge soon!

 

martijn just pull the main power plug! 
 

jeff

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Waisneed

New Flatmate, new Project, and lot's of single track!

 

I'll try my hands at something completely different this time: A depot.

I want to use it to rail new trains on the layout, a programming track and lot's of space to store trains currently not running. To easily switch out trains.

In a next step, I may consider setting the depot on a lower level to use it as a simple fiddle yard.

If everything goes by plan, I can start building next week.

 

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Waisneed

Still waiting on a further shipment of unitrack. But please, have a look at my progress so far:

 

 

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Yavianice

Meanwhile, I have the unitrack but I am still waiting another month for tables... 

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Waisneed

Meanwhile, Track has arrived:

 

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And after cabling, catenary and trains, I proudly present to you: this unnamed depot:

 

 

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gavino200

That's totally amazing, Waisneed! I love it!!

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ranger10178
5 hours ago, Waisneed said:

 

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This looks absolutely stunning! I wish I had space, time, and money to set up something of this size!

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Waisneed

The next expansion for some more driving the trains is already in the works:

 

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Tomorrow I'll figure out how to integrate it into the existing loop. May destroy the loop for a third station too.

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gavino200

Awesome. I love the bridge!!

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Waisneed

After destrying the loop and adding an elevated station I have a nice point-to-point layout with a "small" depot to store and exchange trains with ^^.

 

Today I put some additional decorating touches to my layout. So please have a look:

 

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JR 500系

This is amazing work! Thanks for sharing!

 

I like the idea of using the old game cartridges as sort of a retaining wall, and they do look like those! 

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Waisneed

Some months have gone by. And the last table layout has already been dismantled. And a new one built, and partly dismantled.
This new layout also had my depot construction in it. And for my next project, it needed to move:

 

Here it is at its old location, ready to be towed

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With some additional hands moving three to four tables, it wasn't that hard to move it.

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At its new location, ready to be connected together again:

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The depot then stayed a little dormant, waiting to be connected to any train line again. But after some new Shinkansen, I needed a new Highspeed Line to run them:

 

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A simple loop for DC controls has been setup to let them run.

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Next: Connecting the Depot again.

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Tonytramman

I like that depot very much indeed 

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