TimberSurf’s Model Railway
Modelling Tips, Links & Guides for Model Railways
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 25/06/2019
The small print
This web site and its pages are continually being updated. Therefore page text, diagrams and pictures may be amended, added to or removed at will.
All content appearing in this website are the intellectual property and © copyright of TimberSurf. Unless otherwise stated.
By visiting this web site you agree to accept and abide by all the condition shown above and below.
The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by TimberSurf and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.
Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of TimberSurf. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.
Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, TimberSurf takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.
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.
ALTERNATIVE & RESOURCEFUL
MODEL RAILWAY WEBSITE