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Weekend Update 4/13/14
« on: April 11, 2014, 07:29:12 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 4/13/14
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2014, 07:36:04 PM »
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that junction is just Waaaayyy too cool!
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Re: Weekend Update 4/13/14
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2014, 07:55:40 PM »
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Applied the initial paint and ground cover to the Beatton Bridge scene. 



Having never done scenery before I know that there is more to ground cover than just sifting Woodland Scenics 'blended turf' on to wet paint, but I must admit I am surprised by the transformation.    More shades and textures of foam and static grasses are planned before I get to the vegetation stage. 



 Looks like I will be shopping for scenery supplies at the Supertrain show in Calgary this weekend.
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Re: Weekend Update 4/13/14
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2014, 08:04:13 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 4/13/14
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2014, 08:08:25 PM »
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That schoolbus in DKS's aerial view is about to cross 7 tracks.  I wonder how many times it has to stop just to make that crossing?
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Re: Weekend Update 4/13/14
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2014, 08:17:52 PM »
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That schoolbus in DKS's aerial view is about to cross 7 tracks.

Make that 8...
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Re: Weekend Update 4/13/14
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2014, 08:20:28 PM »
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I know what I'm doing for my Free-moN module...

In other news, I've been plodding away at some particularly non-photogenic behind the scenes tasks on the railroad.  First, I brought in a new old laptop to power the JMRI connection.  My old old laptop's copy of JMRI is so out of date that I couldn't just do a direct import.  Oh well, I'm going to have to build a totally new panel for the large railroad anyway, no problem with starting from scratch.  That took some finagling, but that connection is up and running quite nicely now.

Next, I worked on my RR Cir-kits tower controllers.  Up to now, they've just had occupancy detector cards in them that blink away as the trains navigate the layout.  After some more finagling, I reprogrammed one with a different address so that each detected block is reporting as a unique sensor.  I then hooked up a jumper in the main bus wiring to fix a block that was showing false occupancy.  Finally, I documented the sensor names that were being reported as a train traversed the layout.  Everything is now set up and ready to build a JMRI panel to drive some test signals!

TrainCat, I'm looking your way for some on-layout signals to include with the facia repeaters!
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Re: Weekend Update 4/13/14
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2014, 08:23:25 PM »
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Well I've been screwing around with SCARM for a couple weeks and managed to finalize the track plan for my yard.



Note that this is from a hand drawn, not-to-scale "map" from 1915.



Now if only The Wife would let me build a couple modules..    :|
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Re: Weekend Update 4/13/14
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2014, 09:06:17 PM »
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Gotta love Blue Island.....

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Re: Weekend Update 4/13/14
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2014, 09:10:26 PM »
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http://binged.it/1kDDqKM
Forget the junction, check that interchange yard with the balloon loop, scrap dealer and what appears to be a preformed concrete or something mfg to the immediate south west  :drool:.


Ed's law for your return loops right there.
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Re: Weekend Update 4/13/14
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2014, 10:19:02 PM »
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FINALLY!  All the pieces for the G22b fell together.  Of course DKS' beautiful NZT containers were available in record time for any N scale product.  I had to wait a while to get the TrainCat G22b kit, then I had to wait to get the decals. 

The brass kit went together fairly well.  Painted and weathered for portland cement service.  Photos show these containers regularly had a good coating of cement dust and streaked from the dust mixing with rain water.

All the pieces make a pretty nice model and I have it in time to bring to the PRRT&HS annual meeting 3 weeks from now.





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Re: Weekend Update 4/13/14
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2014, 11:17:31 PM »
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Forget the junction, check that interchange yard with the balloon loop, scrap dealer and what appears to be a preformed concrete or something mfg to the immediate south west  :drool:.


Ed's law for your return loops right there.

Within that scrap yard there is a dog bone track or what was a track  .

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Re: Weekend Update 4/13/14
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2014, 11:59:34 PM »
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Isn't that just a water truck with a leak?
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Re: Weekend Update 4/13/14
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2014, 12:15:57 AM »
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Isn't that just a water truck with a leak?

this, looks like he went over the scale both ways.....
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