The Norfolk BroadsThe Norfolk Broads
Username Password
Norfolk Broads Weather

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 7:20 am BST- Light Rain
5 Day Forecast

Wind 2.0 mph @ 40°
48.0°F/8.89°C Humidity 93% Pressure 29.65 (S)

Welcome to The Norfolk Broads Forum
This is THE Worlds Largest Forum devoted to the Norfolk Broads, here you can discuss issues about the Norfolk Broads. Or just somewhere to chat with others interested in the Norfolk Broads area.

Please Help Support The Norfolk Broads Forum
OR

The Norfolk Broads Forum / General Chat / Model Railway. Wroxham.
login
join
Graphics Off
Search
Forum Members - Book your Hoseasons holiday today, Just call 0345 498 6296

This is a moderated forum Reply to this DiscussionReply to Discussion | Start new discussionNew Discussion << previous || next >> 
Posted By Discussion Topic: Model Railway. Wroxham.

Similar Threads That Might Help :
Model Railway. Wroxham.| Restorers of Wroxham signalbox seek railway memori| Help! Pub with model railway!?| Broads models| Norfolk Broads Model??|

book mark this topic Printer-friendly Version  send this discussion to a friend  new posts last

BroadScot
Mar-28-2014 @ 1:14 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Been Posting For a Long Time
Posts: 1573
Joined: Jul 2005
BroadScot
          

Add To Ignore List
For those who are a big kid like me! Here is a reminder
that this Model Railway etc opens for business on April
4th!
http://wroxhamminiatureworlds.co.uk/

Iain.

Lower your windscreen!!! Ooops
too late!





This message was edited by BroadScot on Mar-28-14 @ 12:15 PM

rustic
Mar-28-2014 @ 1:29 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Been Posting For a Long Time
Posts: 2355
Joined: Mar 2007
rustic
          

Add To Ignore List
Well that is a must see opportunity.
We will certainly spend some time in there this season.

It has been a long time coming though, it has been on the cards for quite a while. Did the project go off the rails at some point? lol



best regards, Richard.
I can't wait to be back on the Broads.

BroadScot
Mar-28-2014 @ 1:34 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Been Posting For a Long Time
Posts: 1573
Joined: Jul 2005
BroadScot
          

Add To Ignore List
Richard, having been a past Model Railway group man I bet they had many hours of pulling what hair they had left in setting up all the auto programming for it. Not to mention the miles or feet of cables etc! lol

I will deffo go and see it when I am down in April/May.
I hope they allow photography too! Smile

Iain.

Lower your windscreen!!! Ooops
too late!



rustic
Mar-28-2014 @ 2:38 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Been Posting For a Long Time
Posts: 2355
Joined: Mar 2007
rustic
          

Add To Ignore List
I remember years ago, making up an electronic circuit that simply allowed a train to run from the end of the track, to the other automatically, wait and then return, a sort of shuttle.

For those in the know, it required a rail on the track to be cut, and a diode fitted at each end, with a NE 555 timer, maybe two, and a relay. BUT this is 30 year old technology.

But now with individual control of each locomotive, by fitting coded chips,  both speed and direction can be controlled, you can now create quite a control system. Add some signals and programme some hardware and you can create a realistic system.

The other night, I happened to wake and watch the TV, and on their  enormous layout, I think it was Russian, as they simulated Russian cities along the layout, they even had a guy welding a car in a garage, and farmers in the fields moving a scythe to cut grass, cars and lorries running on a road. It was fascinating.  It took years to  build and there were over 20 people working full time on it.

I was fascinated by the attention to detail. They also had a night session.

I doubt that the Wroxham will have that detail, but I do enjoy looking at the modelling work.





best regards, Richard.
I can't wait to be back on the Broads.

fendoff
Mar-28-2014 @ 3:47 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Been Posting For a Long Time
Posts: 1602
Joined: Aug 2005
          

Add To Ignore List
Hi
I think you are in for a real treat as regards realism. My friend has been helping with this and showed me some pictures and I was amazed at the detail going into this project. This does have automated vehicles and even a fire engine that goes to put a fire out on a building.

You Tube Link of the build

Wroxham Miniature Worlds

Andrew

fendoff

rustic
Mar-28-2014 @ 6:04 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Been Posting For a Long Time
Posts: 2355
Joined: Mar 2007
rustic
          

Add To Ignore List
Thanks Fendoff for that link, it looks really good. Nice to see it under construction.
It looks huge.

I just hope that British Rail doesn't go on strike... lol



best regards, Richard.
I can't wait to be back on the Broads.

BroadScot
Mar-28-2014 @ 6:09 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Been Posting For a Long Time
Posts: 1573
Joined: Jul 2005
BroadScot
          

Add To Ignore List
What you mean Richard is...Wroxham is becoming a "Buffer" state with Branch Lines and all will end up as Level Crossings. Not to mention the Points it will earn for its designers. It could Signal a new way of seeing things. There again, lets hope its a Main Line attraction. lol

Iain.

Lower your windscreen!!! Ooops
too late!



rustic
Mar-28-2014 @ 7:01 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Been Posting For a Long Time
Posts: 2355
Joined: Mar 2007
rustic
          

Add To Ignore List
Iain, I like your train of thought.
I tend..er  to  agree with you.

Actually, with this and Wroxham barns, it is putting Hoveton/ Wroxham well and truly on the visitors map, but I guess these places are like ghost towns during the winter.
Although having been to Hoveton in December and January, it is still a very busy place.
I know that getting through Hoveton/ Wroxham in the summer is a pain, mostly caused by the pedestrian traffic crossing at Roys slowing the increased traffic down.
We travel to Norfolk via the A14,  A11 and A47, so then get to Stalham via Acle and Potter Heigham.
Via Hoveton looks quicker but there are too many hold ups.






best regards, Richard.
I can't wait to be back on the Broads.


Home Photo Gallery Days Afloat Contact Us
Chat Room Downloads Norfolk Broads @ Amazon Make My Logo
Shops & Businesses Members Gear Norfolk Broads @ EBay Holiday Calendar
Pub Guide Tide Tables SOS List Popular Threads
2017 Calendar Contest Make A Donation Links Hireboat Info
Norfolk Broads @ CafePress FAQ Broads Quiz Forum Events
Advertise With Us Forum Shop Boating Bits Stickys and FAQs Boating Bits Hirecraft List

 

 

 



Copyright © 2005 Y2KInternet, All Rights Reserved.