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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #735 on: April 05, 2020, 12:42:12 PM »
Here is a cut and past of Bob's Technique:


For John............  you said several days ago that you had to put in a bunch of Tortoise machines...............   You came out of the auto world so you know this term...flat rate....Here are some of the things I learned on this forum and other experiences to sorten the time under your bench work looking like a beached whale.Tie all of your turnouts to the center with blue tape.  If they are Peco either remove the spring (you won't need them for tortoise anyway.Once the spring wires are assembled to the machine, manually push the Tortoise machines to center.Then fire  up your hot glue gun..........Take everything your going to need under the first time.   Put a dab of hot glue in hte center of the mounting pad and glue each to the underside of the bench work.  Everything will now be centered.   Without fumbling around........... you can now shoot all of the mounting screws into the mounting pads and be done with all of the balancing and dropping of stuff.This is the quickest way I know to get a bunch done.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #736 on: April 05, 2020, 12:43:19 PM »
Sorry about the reformatting of Bob's post.  Cut and paste didn't work as well as I was hoping.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #737 on: April 05, 2020, 01:39:00 PM »
Hey John:

Very nice control panel.

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #738 on: April 05, 2020, 03:33:29 PM »
Hey John:

Very nice control panel.

Karl


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Thank you

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #739 on: April 05, 2020, 05:09:55 PM »
I've copied your panel technique and pictures for later use, as I use the Barret Hill toggles as well.  So much easier than soldering all those DPDT switches.  As to the Tortoise instillation, I've found my Velcro tape holding them in place has slowly loosened in some of them, and I'm just hot gluing them to a piece of 1/4 inch plywood, then screwing that to the roadbed with a couple of larger screws.  To center the turnout, instead of the blue tape, I use a piece of stripwood on each rail to hold them centered. 


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #740 on: April 05, 2020, 08:49:37 PM »
I've copied your panel technique and pictures for later use, as I use the Barret Hill toggles as well.  So much easier than soldering all those DPDT switches.  As to the Tortoise instillation, I've found my Velcro tape holding them in place has slowly loosened in some of them, and I'm just hot gluing them to a piece of 1/4 inch plywood, then screwing that to the roadbed with a couple of larger screws.  To center the turnout, instead of the blue tape, I use a piece of stripwood on each rail to hold them centered. 


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Jeff


Thanks for stopping by the thread and adding your experience to our discussion.  I also tried the velcro tape but found that they found a way to move and get out of adjustment. All of mine will have screws and the hot glue sure works well for holding them in place. I like your idea of holding the turnouts in the center position with wood strips.  I have been using a weight with a piece of double side tape, one of those what ever works best for you, things.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #741 on: April 06, 2020, 09:26:37 AM »





This years challenge build has made it's way to the layout. The FSM kit 145 coal tower was my build for this year. Here is the link to the build thread if you missed it.


http://modelersforum.com/index.php?topic=4874.0





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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #742 on: April 06, 2020, 01:58:03 PM »
John


What a beautiful model!!


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #743 on: April 06, 2020, 04:31:40 PM »
Very nicely done.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #744 on: April 06, 2020, 07:50:02 PM »
John


What a beautiful model!!


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Jerry


Thank you for the very kind words.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #745 on: April 06, 2020, 07:50:17 PM »
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #746 on: April 08, 2020, 04:58:56 PM »
Update:  I have spent the last two days chasing an electrical problem with the layout.  I have a turnout that when I throw it - I get a short.  The issue is it only shuts down half of one of my power districts. I can repeat the issue but can't figure out what is happening.  More testing. ::) :-[ :-[ :-[   Once I figure out what's wrong with my power district I will figure out what I need to do to fix the turnout.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #747 on: April 08, 2020, 05:04:29 PM »
Wow!!!!! Good luck sir.Dennis

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #748 on: April 09, 2020, 01:09:56 PM »
John...


Pretty amazing, sir....

Thanx
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #749 on: April 09, 2020, 02:37:31 PM »
Dennis and Bob


Thank you for stopping by the thread.  I made some progress on my wiring issue - I have found the reason I loose half of a power district - loose jumper wire in the control panel.  The turnout is going to be replaced - definitely shorts out when I throw it and I have to pull it to figure out what's going on. I think it's a manufactures defect but time will tell.  A new turnout is ordered and I'm going to move on to something else while I wait for it to come.  Enough chasing electrical issues for awhile. ;)
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