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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #705 on: April 13, 2019, 08:33:56 PM »
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Hope you like it!  :scared:

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #706 on: April 14, 2019, 12:48:38 PM »
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I used the same AR&M ballast on my last layout, although the n scale version.  Just a heads up, the color can differ between bags, even with the same name, I found that out after I had already glued some down. I’d suggest getting a few bags and mixing them all together before going all the way with the rest of the ballast.

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #707 on: April 14, 2019, 02:41:35 PM »
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I bought two bags, so that sounds like a good idea.  Thanks, Doug.

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #708 on: April 18, 2019, 07:45:00 PM »
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Just messing around in a small area for paint, ballast, and roadway techniques:



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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #709 on: May 21, 2019, 11:41:01 PM »
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Hey Dave long time no here from days at that n scale site.  See you've also switched to HO also.

Looking good so far Dave any updates on this one.

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #710 on: May 22, 2019, 02:36:01 PM »
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I'm modeling a glacier, and it's moving faster than this thread... :trollface:
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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #711 on: May 22, 2019, 04:30:40 PM »
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Dave is acting as two attorneys at the moment. I can't imagine his case load and just trying to keep everything straight.
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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #712 on: May 22, 2019, 05:06:40 PM »
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Dave is acting as two attorneys at the moment. I can't imagine his case load and just trying to keep everything straight.
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Gotcha thanks hope things work out.

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #713 on: May 22, 2019, 07:02:03 PM »
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Dave is acting as two attorneys at the moment.
As in a hybrid of Perry Mason and Ben Matlock or Gomez Addams and Saul Goodman?

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #714 on: May 23, 2019, 10:05:45 AM »
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Hi, guys!  Thanks for the interest.  Yes, I am covering for two other attorneys that left our firm one month ago, so I'm actually doing the work of three lawyers at present.  :RUEffinKiddingMe:

The snail's pace is partially because of work, but also because I'm sort of at a funk with the layout.  I've reached some steps that I can't procrastinate anymore without preventing the layout from reaching its full operational potential.  For example, here are some issues:

1) The wood trestle over the SBD line needs to be constructed to reach an unbuilt staging yard for the ex-Southern Ry. line.
2) Said staging yard.  I need to decide on the constuction method of a transfer table to get the power around cuts of cars for a runaround.  The length of this yard is severely cramped in length.
3) Structures.
4) Ballasting (enough said).
5) Other scenery, including static grass and trees.  I haven't decided what I'm going to do with the trees, because Super Trees work better in N scale than they do in HO.  But, I have a couple of boxes of Super Trees and may just suck it up.  We'll see.  I do know that I want to model springtime with lots of green foliage and flowering plants.  You don't see modeled that often.  Remember, I'm modeling the lush Southeast.
6) Lighting.  I bought several LED fixtures a few months ago, and I would like to correct the lighting in the layout room.  However, go to No. 7 below.
7) I would also like to add finished walls and perhaps a drop ceiling in the layout room.  Money and time really prohibit this, though, and it's hard to work on the layout with this issue looming over me.

So, I really just need inspiration to get back into the layout room.   The trains haven't turned wheels in weeks, except that about a week ago, I discovered the lack of use had allowed my ESU handheld controller's battery to drain.  I did plug the layout in to charge that back up.  I'm not sure how long it takes to drain the controller's battery, but that's inconvenient.

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #715 on: May 23, 2019, 12:23:54 PM »
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The trains haven't turned wheels in weeks, except that about a week ago, I discovered the lack of use had allowed my ESU handheld controller's battery to drain.  I did plug the layout in to charge that back up.  I'm not sure how long it takes to drain the controller's battery, but that's inconvenient.

DFF
IIRC the remote has a stand by setting and an off setting. The default is to stand by and when you think you're turning it off it actually is just going into stand by which still drains the battery fairly quickly,  like over night. I'm sure there's some literature about it on the website.
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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #716 on: May 23, 2019, 12:28:42 PM »
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IIRC the remote has a stand by setting and an off setting. The default is to stand by and when you think you're turning it off it actually is just going into stand by which still drains the battery fairly quickly,  like over night. I'm sure there's some literature about it on the website.

You are correct, and I do turn it off when it's not being used.  It's still draining the battery in a few weeks, though.

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #717 on: May 23, 2019, 01:22:19 PM »
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Good to hear from you D.

So your like the blue man band everywhere & nowhere all at once.

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #718 on: May 23, 2019, 01:47:54 PM »
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You are correct, and I do turn it off when it's not being used.  It's still draining the battery in a few weeks, though.

DFF

Dave,

If it's any help, you can charge/keep charged the Mobile II on any USB charger or port on a computer. It doesn't need to be plugged into the Command Station.
I'm enjoying mine, the only drawback I see is it is sometimes kind of slow - needs a faster processor.

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Re: HO Scale Seaboard Central 3.0
« Reply #719 on: May 23, 2019, 01:51:39 PM »
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You are correct, and I do turn it off when it's not being used.  It's still draining the battery in a few weeks, though.

DFF
Hmm, parasite draw isn't uncommon but to drain a fully charged battery in a couple weeks... Either it's a crappy electrical design or the battery doesn't have a lot of capacity. I have a Samsung note 4 that I use as a throttle. Admittedly it has a large capacity battery but I've gone several months with it turned off and when i turned it back on it still had over 80% battery.
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