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Re: Weekend Update 9/8/19
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2019, 07:31:20 PM »
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"find out why a main Pavonia Yard lead no longer gets power"
If you're using DC, I don't envy you. I've been through that....

I am using DC and it took me the good part of the week to track this down.
As best as I can guess, one of the miniature power toggles on the control panel either shorted out itself or shorted to the toggle next to it (separated by 2 layers of electrical tape).

Naturally it was the short (barely bracketing the 2 Baldwin switchers in the picture) yard lead that controlled 6 of the 9 yard tracks. I replaced the 2 toggles and separated them with electrical tape and a strip of styrene.

I have also “tuned” 57 of the 63 switches in preparation for the next op session (I still have at least 2 switches that will probably need to be replaced). Now there will be a short work delay as I prepare for a colonoscopy.  :drool:



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Re: Weekend Update 9/8/19
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2019, 07:32:33 PM »
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Here it is!  One curved, skewed trestle:



More on the Seaboard Central 3.0 thread in the Layout Engineering Forum.

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Re: Weekend Update 9/8/19
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2019, 07:35:03 PM »
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Let's see...N Scale catenary and a T.A.R.D.I.S...


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Re: Weekend Update 9/8/19
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2019, 07:59:56 PM »
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My scale test car from last weekend, but painted and decaled.

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Re: Weekend Update 9/8/19
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2019, 08:42:17 PM »
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Finished my diorama project. It is now mounted on the club layout. The lights will be turned down a tad............

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Re: Weekend Update 9/8/19
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2019, 09:34:54 PM »
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I've been a Photoning phool this week. Test run of a signal project:



Pile o' windows fresh out of the printer, batch #2:



And their intended project, with first batch installed:

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Re: Weekend Update 9/8/19
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2019, 09:44:51 PM »
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So, this should look familiar to @gary60s since it's his design (found here: https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=37619.0) I scratch-built his "General Purpose Factory" as an auto body shop named after a buddy of mine (and fellow Mustang enthusiast) from high school. I added gutters using 0.060" channel, and made downspouts using 0.025" wire. The windows and doors are Tichy, and the overhead doors are just the cutouts rotated 90-degrees with some trim added. The paint booth is made from edited photos I found online of a cross-draft paint booth, complete with a '65 Mustang being prepped for paint. The plans are nice - only had to make one or two tweaks, and it went together easily. Thanks, @gary60s !


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Re: Weekend Update 9/8/19
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2019, 09:52:00 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 9/8/19
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2019, 09:55:15 PM »
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little bit of scenery on the HOn30 layout

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Re: Weekend Update 9/8/19
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2019, 10:09:43 PM »
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I've been a Photoning phool this week. Test run of a signal project:




Looking good.  I think that if you printed these using black resin, it would make easier to block the LED light from shining through the resin.
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Re: Weekend Update 9/8/19
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2019, 10:28:05 PM »
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Looking good.  I think that if you printed these using black resin, it would make easier to block the LED light from shining through the resin.

That's the intent, I had white in the machine and was running mostly for test fits. It has been mentioned the available black resin might be translucent, a sort of dark smoked clear, so gray may be the end game for something opaque.
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Re: Weekend Update 9/8/19
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2019, 10:46:27 PM »
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That's the intent, I had white in the machine and was running mostly for test fits. It has been mentioned the available black resin might be translucent, a sort of dark smoked clear, so gray may be the end game for something opaque.

I see. Yeah, translucent black would not be optimal.
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Re: Weekend Update 9/8/19
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2019, 10:51:22 PM »
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It's true.  I've lost my mind.


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Re: Weekend Update 9/8/19
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2019, 10:55:24 PM »
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It's true.  I've lost my mind.


let's compare notes...I am starting to string N Scale catenary...my biggest source of happiness this week is a little blue box....you're taking cabeese that no one really want, slapping them on a crappy Con Cor passenger car truck and making money....