Watch and you will pick up on things that will make you better. New Bob Ross.
At the beginning of the month of August, I got stuck with how to wire the LED panels for both the 4 Bluepoint manual turnout controllers and the two panels (one on each side of the peninsula) that I needed for the 2 Tortoise turnout controllers. With the help of several MRH subscribers pointing me in the right direction, I was able to get that task completed as shown in my previous blog posting. This posting will show progress made on the construction of the support structure for the main level of my layout.
As construction has progressed on the Flin Flon Subdivision work recently has focused on getting the lower staging (northern destinations) up and running prior to starting work on the Flin Flon smelter area which will be immediately above the lower staging. Taking a break from the staging work, I decided to give the “switch to nowhere” at Flin Flon Junction a destination.
Columnist Lincoln Pin joins the C&Sn3 blog with a fine article about his CC MOW build.
Tonight I completed my first DCC decoder install. I am planning a small inglenook switching layout and wanted to go DCC with it. I bought an NCE PowerCab system but I don't own any DCC locomotives. I have a couple of Digitrax decoders that I bought a while ago but the locomotive I wanted to use for my switching layout is my old Atlas/Roco S2 switcher. I discovered that NCE makes a board replacement decoder for it so I ordered it up.
Here's an update on progress on an identical pair of Porter 0-4-0T locomotives...
My activities in Scale Model Animation often lead me to use DCC as a control method for sequencing. This could include building and street lights, even sparking welders and twinkling camp fires. Timing can be done with JMRI scripts (Like this: http://youtu.be/RXpvp5mIXvU?list=PL4dHfZjHc9t-pvctGQzSuOXBLG1M42xbS) or with programmatic control (Like this: http://youtu.be/zlcdJKXj_YI?list=PL4dHfZjHc9t-pvctGQzSuOXBLG1M42xbS).
I took this photo two years ago in Prince George, BC. Thought some of you guys would dig it.
Step by step slide show of the whole process of installing seven bridges on the Grande Pacific Railroad. Enjoy.
Well, I finally started tearing up track and bed tonight. Have you ever gotten half way through a project and felt you should have done it different? I did. I started out with a 4 x 8 that grew into a 12 x 12. But the track plan was all wrong, and I put the track right next to the edge of the layout which left me no room for scenery.
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Recent blog posts
- Painting Backdrops You Can Do It
- Progress Update
- A ballast pit for the HBR
- Colorado Central MOW
- Atlas S2 DCC Decoder Install
- Progress Update - The Twins
- SMA10 – Build a 17-Function DCC Decoder for about $5
- Cool CN lashup with slug and GMD-1
- Bridges on the Grande Pacific Railroad Instulation
- Revamping a track plan that didn't work out!