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Old 11-14-2018, 04:56 PM   #11
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thank you guys. Thanks TJ, I sure missed this

bottom loop track is soldered and glued. Old Athearn BB GP-38 was able to pull 7 cars with some extra load on them without slipping. hopefully this means 9-10 car single engine train is possible.

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Old 04-01-2019, 02:51 PM   #12
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Wiring and electronics drawer fitted, staging yard is installed and wired, exposed engine yard is laid out. Second level cover is getting installed .

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Old 04-01-2019, 04:44 PM   #13
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Looking good!
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:39 AM   #14
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thanks Michael

Climb to the top level is complete.
I need to do something with layout lighting.



Wiring and installing servo switch machines. It takes full range of motion of the motor to throw the switch, some springiness in the piano wire linkage holds the point to stock.
Limit switch powers the electro-frog.

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Old 04-22-2019, 08:49 AM   #15
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Unusually fruitful Easter weekend - assembled the peninsula surface, mounted insulation base, shaped abuttment areas for the bridge (slope of that span is under 2% as planned), laid out the rail to confirm fitment and started gluing roadbed.

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Old 05-16-2019, 12:07 PM   #16
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finished building walthers bascule bridge kit. Normally I absolutely enjoy building kits, not this one though, was quite an agriveating experience for some reason. not removing parts from sprues early was really good idea. some lift mechanism parts were broken, managed to rebuild the axles and retain lifting functionality. now I need to overcome the disgust ant paint the damn thing.

bridge is on a side swing gate for entry, working on magnetic latch and contactors for power.



overall view, basically a modest 10x8

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Old 05-22-2019, 11:37 PM   #17
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a little side project - train shelf.
made out of box spring mattress, amazingly enough 58" width allows to fit the blue DB train exactly with less then inch to spare

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Old 01-18-2020, 08:50 PM   #18
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Peninsula upper surface is installed. cabinet below supports the weight, will be outfitted with drawers.

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Old 01-18-2020, 10:10 PM   #19
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That's coming together nicely.
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Old 01-24-2020, 12:34 PM   #20
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Very nice indeed, defiantly keeping and eye on this to see the updates

What is your elevation change you went with?

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