I've been hacking away at getting the CMRI Emulation working on the Launchpad. When it comes to a standalone unit, it is currently working like a champ. Getting multiple Launchpads to talk on the same serial bus has been quite unsuccessful thus far.
As well as my own layout the Kanunda & Emu Flat Railway I regularly operate on the Ippinitchie Creek & Unicorn Timber & Mining Co. The December session is usually bring your own loco. The video below shows some scenes from the IC&UT&MC. The IC&UT&MC is a freelanced 1960s short line. There are four main stations Afton, Barre, Catalpa, and Davidson in alphabetical order as well as a branch to Opie and Unicorn.
THE RAILROAD HAS LIGHTS! Once again, I have solve-ed the problem; which is why they used to pay me the big bucks. . .LOL! Having had eight clip-on lights hanging from the backdrop of the old railroad, the new layout has very short backdrops and are not conducive to clip-on lights of any kind.
Solution: take a combination of small screws and tea cup holders and attach the lights to the ceiling, running the long IKEA cords to a central point hidden behind the backdrop at the end of the rail yard. A couple of zip ties and two pieces of DUCK tape later, and, viola!
This is a great video on assembly of a model. Please note that all parts are painted. I do not mask edges but scrape paint off with exacto knife after painting but this is each to there own.
As a follow-up to my article "Locking Up Your Layout", here's a behind the scenes look at how the switch locks work on my IAIS Grimes Line layout. More details are available in the December 2013 edition of MRH.
I've been working on my swing gate for my railroad and finally finished the track portion. This finishes the series of blog posts. If you would like to follow from the beginning below are the links to the posts going from the most recent to the oldest:
Avery is testing the trackwork in the freshly completed staging area of the BNML.
What he's actually doing is having fun switching for the first time...
One thing that is a given with me is that there are going to be mountains on my railroad layout. The bigger the better too. Even on a shelf layout I'm going to have mountains. So it is with my latest layout. I have a sharp curve going around the backside of my TT and the perfect way to hide it is a tunnel. It's also a corner which is another great excuse for a mountain. I needed a break from the TT/ roundhouse work so I decided to do a little scenery.
More great pictures and report from Chris on the operations of the BNSF in Lincoln NE.
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Recent blog posts
- CMRI Emulation on a Launchpad (MPS430)
- Choo Choo Nuts: New LHS in Lancaster, PA.
- Bring your own locomotive night
- Lights, Camera, Action!
- Great Kit Assembly Video
- Switch Locks
- Richlawn RR V2 - Swing gate track part B - completed
- Trains are moving on the BNML!
- The mountain behind the turntable.....
- BNSF in Lincoln, NE