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Re: "DCC in a box"
« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2019, 08:59:12 AM »
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Nice job.  I really like the power strip position.

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Re: "DCC in a box"
« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2019, 09:25:38 AM »
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Good progress Ed.  I'm following with keen interest.  BTW, how thick is the Masonite fasica, 1/4"?

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Re: "DCC in a box"
« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2019, 09:52:33 AM »
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Good progress Ed.  I'm following with keen interest.  BTW, how thick is the Masonite fasica, 1/4"?

Thanks.

I measured it and it came out to be 3/8". But I'm pretty sure it's this: https://www.lowes.com/pd/24-in-w-x-36-in-h-dry-erase-board/1000380577

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Re: "DCC in a box"
« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2019, 10:21:35 AM »
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I'm not happy with the cooling grills or holes behind them. Need to open up and clean up the holes. Maybe get better grates too.

Just paint all of the material that can be seen behind the grilles flat black. Should be good to go.

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Re: "DCC in a box"
« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2019, 10:54:19 AM »
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Thanks.

I measured it and it came out to be 3/8". But I'm pretty sure it's this: https://www.lowes.com/pd/24-in-w-x-36-in-h-dry-erase-board/1000380577

Of course!  You said Dry Erase earlier on this thread!  :)

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Re: "DCC in a box"
« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2019, 12:49:09 PM »
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Just paint all of the material that can be seen behind the grilles flat black. Should be good to go.

Yeah. I think that's PART of the plan. But I'd also like to open up the area around the fan for better airflow too. Some of the fan is currently covered.

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Re: "DCC in a box"
« Reply #36 on: May 20, 2019, 04:26:24 PM »
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Professional-looking job Ed!  Very nice.
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Re: "DCC in a box"
« Reply #37 on: May 20, 2019, 04:49:16 PM »
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Professional-looking job Ed!  Very nice.

Thanks! That means a lot!

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Re: "DCC in a box"
« Reply #38 on: May 20, 2019, 04:54:09 PM »
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Properly labelled now.



And progress belowdecks. Everything except Loconet and the PR3 is now wired up. Note that each Digitrax panel has a feed from the corresponding circuit breaker to indicate the status of track power. I figured that was easier than adding LEDs or something to do the exact same thing.



I wish my wiring could be as nice as Tim Horton's but I'm tryin.





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Re: "DCC in a box"
« Reply #39 on: May 20, 2019, 07:16:44 PM »
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Nice work!   Thanks for sharing the progress photos.

Good job of keeping it simple and accomplishing your goals using what you have instead of trying to over-engineer it.   (Not that I'm accusing you of doing that previously, but rather that it's a common pitfall...especially in my world.)
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Re: "DCC in a box"
« Reply #40 on: May 20, 2019, 09:19:53 PM »
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Very nice work Ed .. please come over and do my wiring for me ;)

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Re: "DCC in a box"
« Reply #41 on: May 20, 2019, 10:18:18 PM »
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Very nice work Ed .. please come over and do my wiring for me ;)

Well, it hasn't been given the magic smoke test yet... but my regular weekday modeling thing has fizzled out, so I'm game!

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Re: "DCC in a box"
« Reply #42 on: May 20, 2019, 10:19:46 PM »
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Nice work!   Thanks for sharing the progress photos.

Good job of keeping it simple and accomplishing your goals using what you have instead of trying to over-engineer it.   (Not that I'm accusing you of doing that previously, but rather that it's a common pitfall...especially in my world.)

Thanks! There have been numerous times I've been tempted to. Like trying to figure out "how do I hold the deck down?". The answer I ended up with? Gravity! It doesn't have to operate in zero g.

I want to do a bit more work to handle above deck cable management, but the goal is to keep THAT simple too.

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Re: "DCC in a box"
« Reply #43 on: May 20, 2019, 11:04:17 PM »
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Given that this set-up is going to be portable, you might want to fasten down the large 1000μF/25V capacitor on each of the OG/OG-AR boards.
Double-sided foam tape, silicone sealant or hot melt adhesive should work.
(At a former employer of mine, for that sort of application they used white silicone sealant - which was informally referred to as "sheep snot".)

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Re: "DCC in a box"
« Reply #44 on: May 20, 2019, 11:22:25 PM »
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Well, it hasn't been given the magic smoke test yet... but my regular weekday modeling thing has fizzled out, so I'm game!
Very nice work Ed .. please come over and do my wiring for me ;)

I've got wiring that needs done as well if you're looking for work :D