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Weekend Update 8/21/16
« on: August 19, 2016, 07:25:51 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 8/21/16
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2016, 08:26:43 PM »
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I've had a few days off of work finally, and seeing that I'm going to Altoona on Saturday, I spent some time, mostly Friday working on area between Security and AgCom on the CSX Hanover Sub.  I went from this:

AgComBefore1 by Adam Henry, on Flickr

To this so far this evening:

AgComAfter1 by Adam Henry, on Flickr

More pictures in my engineering thread....

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Re: Weekend Update 8/21/16
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2016, 08:17:34 AM »
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Re: Weekend Update 8/21/16
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2016, 09:59:29 AM »
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I've been working on a Control Panel to operate the turnouts in my staging yard.  I have Atlas switches, so I am using Momentary Contact buttons to throw them.

The DPDT rocker switches are used to:
1) To illuminate an LED to show which route has been selected.
2) To route power to align the turnout when the momentary contact button is pressed.

So, it is a 2-step process to throw the switch: Select the route, and then activate it.

The "information" below each rocker switch is a "cheat sheet" that lets me see what rockers need to be used to align the turnouts for a particular yard track (and whether the rocker is pushed up or down).

I wired the LEDs so that only the LEDs for the route that is selected will be illuminated.

Doing neat and orderly wiring has never been my strong point. I often end up with a mess of spaghetti, so I am very pleased with the wiring on this panel!

I have rectangular plastic pieces that show Locomotive numbers and their direction of travel. The strips have a magnetic backing, and there is a thin piece of metal underneath the schematic. When I park a train on on of the tracks, I can use these strips to keep track of what's sitting in the staging yard.







Thanks,
Bart

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Re: Weekend Update 8/21/16
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2016, 10:12:29 AM »
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The scratched Caliente, CA Post Office and adjoining place area is now about 95% complete - I have a few more things to add and some tweaking to be done, but for the most part we can call it complete.  This shot is from the Post Office side:



Here's a center closeup:



And a shot from the west also showing the distant Post Office:



Finally a head on shot of both structures:



This has been a really enjoyable summer project, and I've used new materials and techniques. 

We never stop learning. 

Hope you enjoyed the journey.
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Re: Weekend Update 8/21/16
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2016, 10:13:12 AM »
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Along with my other MOW projects.  I have gotten to finish a few.

The P811 trainset.


This train consists of the 50 foot Atlas flatcars with the 3D printed, concrete tie loads.



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Re: Weekend Update 8/21/16
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2016, 12:32:14 PM »
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Great stuff! That control panel is awesome! :o
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Re: Weekend Update 8/21/16
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2016, 02:00:34 PM »
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I wonder if Southern kept those cars in paper service.
Thanks much,
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Re: Weekend Update 8/21/16
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2016, 02:06:53 PM »
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@Bart1701 that is a very creative and elegant way to organize a control panel. Well done!
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Re: Weekend Update 8/21/16
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2016, 04:14:50 PM »
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Nit pick alert!!!!
The Southern 50 footers need road numbers still.
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Re: Weekend Update 8/21/16
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2016, 04:32:42 PM »
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I've had a few days off of work finally, and seeing that I'm going to Altoona on Saturday, I spent some time, mostly Friday working on area between Security and AgCom on the CSX Hanover Sub.  I went from this:

AgComBefore1 by Adam Henry, on Flickr

To this so far this evening:

AgComAfter1 by Adam Henry, on Flickr

More pictures in my engineering thread....

Love the trees breaking up the curve, I have done it the same way.
Chuck Geiger
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Re: Weekend Update 8/21/16
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2016, 06:12:08 PM »
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Took part today in a ritual as old as civilization itself.  After a 6-year hiatus in home brewing, today is "boil day" for an American Amber Ale.  I had a bumper crop of hops this year.  The ones on the left are Chinook and the ones on the right are Centennials.  I'me using Willamette, Golding, and Chinook in the boil and for fun I'll dry hop in primary with Centennials (I like my ambers on the hoppy side).



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Re: Weekend Update 8/21/16
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2016, 06:54:23 PM »
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Took part today in a ritual as old as civilization itself.  After a 6-year hiatus in home brewing, today is "boil day" for an American Amber Ale.  I had a bumper crop of hops this year.  The ones on the left are Chinook and the ones on the right are Centennials.  I'me using Willamette, Golding, and Chinook in the boil and for fun I'll dry hop in primary with Centennials (I like my ambers on the hoppy side).

Very cool Dave. I'd love to see a photo of your hop garden sometime. I've wondered about growing them here...
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Re: Weekend Update 8/21/16
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2016, 07:04:28 PM »
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Very cool Dave. I'd love to see a photo of your hop garden sometime. I've wondered about growing them here...

I have a second-floor deck and I run the vines up to the deck.
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Re: Weekend Update 8/21/16
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2016, 09:03:55 PM »
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Got all my cork roadbed down for the switching layout.



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