Very good points, thanks Magic. I will play some more in Anyrail, but my fear is that adding another will give too much of a figure 8 for my taste. Right now, the concept is to use the main reverse loop to 'return' to the yard head first. The reverse there would be the turntable for the outbound head first trip.A very good point about the reverse loop.
If you have one reverse loop you really need two so
you can reverse back to the original direction.
You have two loops but they go the same way, no way to reverse
back to the original direction.
Going counter clockwise you can reverse to clockwise on either loop
but can't reverse to CCW again.
Going CW you can't reverse at all.
You're not dumb. You made a mistake. And you caught it. That's how we feeble humans learn. I've made worse mistakes than that in Anyrail -- once ever multiplying by 18 to convert feet to inches!As Scooby-Doo says, "Ruh Roh."
I was wondering why the alignment of the Tracks and turntable were so far off - - - - 5 - 6 inches! I even made a silly post suggesting that Anyrail was the problem. Nope, it was 100% operator error.
I drew the inside aisleway six inches long. In other words, the corner of the wall by the TT is six inches further west than drawn. Hence, when I had to 'move' the TT and RH (I discovered that cutting the hole for the TT would be extremely difficult that close to the wall) I in actuality had to move it 6 inches further west than I thought per the drawing. So here is what I originally drew via Anyrail:
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Here is the corrected:
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Only by the grace of God, it all still fits okay. But whew, what a dummy, eh?!
I discovered this because the frog feeder wire hole I drilled for that southernmost 5b turnout, went into a crossmember. This happens, right. But in fixing it, I noticed that that particular crossmember was the Table edge of the bench going into the alcove ... ... ... exactly as Anyrail showed it to be!! So that got me thinking and measuring, and so I discovered such a huge error!
Live and learn, they say, and I am learning loads with this new hobby of mine. But still having fun, as it engages my brain in troubleshooting modes that I actually enjoy and keep me fresh.
Just to clarify: the resin flux and heat will 'eliminate' the insulating coating on the wire?Not sure how wise it is to have a flame under your layout. Just use lots of electrical flux (not plumbing acid flux) and a pencil soldering iron. flux both coil wire and the wire going to the coil, tin both then connect and solder. Don't use a lot of solder!!! If your new to soldering, watch some YouTube How to solder videos, practice a lot and see how much difference a little flux makes, then you will be prepared for going under the table. Make sure your not in the way of any dropping hot solder. If you ware glasses, keep them on, if not you might use some safety specks, I know they're annoying, but soldering up hill is not a pleasant task and its a task that likely will drop some hot solder around. Don't touch the tip! We have probably all done that, and try not to get hot solder under your fingernail (Don't ask)!
stejones82;Just to clarify: the resin flux and heat will 'eliminate' the insulating coating on the wire?
And thanks for the safety tips - - - I am not so proud to sneer at such tips as if I was wet 'hind the ears. I'm proud to ADMIT I'm wet 'hind the ears - - - but I learn fast, and am still upright and taking nourishment. That despite all my um, shall we say, learning experiences!