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Re: SP RR
« Reply #285 on: October 24, 2017, 09:53:44 AM »
Looks great and simpler than using DPDT switches and the associated million wires.
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Re: SP RR
« Reply #286 on: November 07, 2017, 09:20:42 PM »
Just an update on what is going on with the layout.  After I installed the first 25 switch machines
I had a problem with a short in one of my power district. I couldn't find it for about a week.  Well, today, I found it and what it was several pc board ties on a switch where the copper foil was not cut.  What was really baffling, was that I had been running trains over this switch before the I had installed any switch machine.  So a few more electrical items to take care of before an open house this Saturday.

Also my sister was here last week.  She did some more work on the backdrop.  So it is coming along nicely.  No pictures yet, as the area she is painting now is still a work in progress.
Steve Drees
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Re: SP RR
« Reply #287 on: November 09, 2017, 02:07:54 AM »
Nice work!

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Re: SP RR
« Reply #288 on: November 09, 2017, 07:51:53 AM »
Hi Steve:

Looks like you are having lots of fun. I'd be lost with all that electronic work.

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Re: SP RR
« Reply #289 on: November 09, 2017, 11:32:40 AM »
Karl,

I am also lost with all that electronic work.  That's is why I am having a lot of frustration.  Just ask my wife, she can here my cussing in the house while I am in the garage working on the railroad.
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Re: SP RR
« Reply #290 on: December 14, 2017, 09:02:16 PM »
Sorry I don't have a bunch of pictures to post, unless you like switch machines and wiring.  I have completed the installation of about 40 tortoise switch machines and 3 control panels and an auto reverser for a double crossing and I don't know how many feet of wire.  I still have 10 switch machines to go and one control panel at the sawmill area.  Can't complain tonight and there are no shorts.  Everything works perfect. 
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