Realistic models.

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  1. Andy_Sollis

    Andy_Sollis Full Member

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    We all strive one way or another even in 3 Rail, to recreate something nostalgic, be it the trainset you had as a kid, to what you watched over the garden fence on the main line..

    Earlier today I was sent this video....

    Mind blow!! :worship::thumbup:

     
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    Wow .After watching that does anyone want to buy a model railway.

    The Hebridean
     
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    You can't beat O gauge for being able to pack it all in! I saw something similar 10 years ago at Warley, steam trains with low level steam and diesels that spewed both white and black smoke! Anything is possible these days!
     
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    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    I contacted Steve B last year and had started to communicate with him re his smoke installations, sadly he passed away in December, a great loss to the hobby.
     
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    Ah, that is sad news. These are just fantastic!
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Awesome realism :tophat::tophat:so sad about Steve B

    Ian vt
     
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    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    It was very sad news when Steve passed away. I had the good fortune to see the 8F and the Ivatt, in the flesh at Warren Haywoods house just before he painted them. They were most impressive.
     
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    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    Awesome is the word!! Wow!!
     
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    Apparently the layout will live on as an Eastern region layout,
    I was never really a fan of smoke until I seen Steve’s work. This is a layout that inspired me.
    Sad loss indeed.
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    tremendous .... lovely to see. :thumbs:
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Wow - really impressive, and what a legacy to leave behind.

    Now just need to workout how he did it

    Paul
     
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    The technology has been around for quite a while, the steam chuffs can be synchronised from a sensor (crude speed encoder) on the drive using a reflective PEC/reed/hall effect and the rate/puffs are made by a variable speed blower fan and variable voltage fed smoke generator. All programmed and driven by the encoder on DCC.
    I looked into this as soon as I discovered DCC, as the first thing I noticed was the bad synchronicity of the chuffs did my head head in. Although it can be set in a CV and adjusted to match the speed setting, it is not perfect, TTS are notoriously rubbish. Given the amount of work/complexity of adding all the extra's (in OO), I gave it up as a pipe dream from the start, I have even climbed down further and since bought TTS engines. I would rather have many Loco's than only one or two that are exemplary. However, it is much more doable when it comes to O gauge and likely fewer in the collection to convert!
     
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    Not the best of videos. But it’s the loksound smoke generator.
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    I like it but it would be nice if the smoke could cut off when coasting. Also something to give a sense of size would have been handy. I doubt I could get one in my 0-4-0's.

    Cheer's, Pete.
     

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