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The Lumsdonia Railway
The Lumsdonia Railway is a fictitious, privately owned railway company based somewhere in Britain around the 1950’s and 60’s
The layout is modelled in OO gauge and consists of two twin lines at two levels that are in reality one loop, but hidden from sight, is a third lower level that has a huge storage capability.
There are two Stations, a goods yard with turntable and head shunts near the main station and a small engine servicing yard a little way from the second high level station.
The layout incorporates a multitude of tunnels and a myriad of bridges
Trains will be a mix of steam and Diesels and be around 8 carriages long or up to 30 goods wagons. As there is nearly 100 meters of track, approximately 12 trains can be running continuously, being as there will only be one operator, DCC will be used and some considerable automation in the form of nearly 50 block controls! The lower storage yard will have 12 tracks, each holding up to two trains.
Every point will be controlled by a number of mimic panels with switches. Full automation of all scenic's will be implemented such as:- Road lights, house lights, action figures, level crossings,welding, neon signs, and environmental sounds. (About 50 separately timed or randomised items all related to the main lights dimming over a 24hr cycle condensed into about 2 real hours)
There will be a further panel to switch every control between On-Off-Auto, with auto being driven by a timed sequence programmed on a computer.
Train control will be with NCE with at least three 5 Amp boosters, all other controls will be standard DC (12VDC)
Track is all Peco 100 with “live frog” points and Servo point motors.
Rolling stock is nearly all purchased. Although I have started, a complete inventory is not complete yet, but it is approximately 40+ Loco’s and about 1,200+ rolling stock.
Some Locos may have to go to finance the yet to be purchased 39 point motors!
All track and scenery is in stock, so are the servo’s, starter NCE and electronics
I would like to get some Faller road system in as well, but spare board space will be at a premium, so may not come off!
98% of the design is done for both layout and electrics and I will slowly transfer all the nitty gritty to this site for all of you who are nosey!
Lumsdonia the story of the build NRM Forum:-Lumsdonia
Lumsdonia R&D Dept Workbench NRM Forum:- Lumsdonia R&D Dept Workbench
Lumsdonia Website Updates NRM Forum:- Lumsdonia Website Updates
Last updated 20/01/2019
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