Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Layout Progress - 31 December 2013

Ok this is the last post for 2013 and a look back

I like to thanks all who have been following and commenting. I know 2013 did not have much progress due to health issues but hopefully 2014 will be better.

The last few days I have been working on electrical issues mainly tortoises that were not working. Install a 120 vac accessory circuit around the layout for 12vdc wall warts, now all electrical can be shut-off or turn-on at one location entering or leaving the layout room.

New control panel is build and just needs sanding and sealing (hopefully today), then it can be mounted and controls installed.

Happy New Year to all.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Layout Progress - 27 December 2013

This may be my last post (we will see) for 2013.

Last couple of weeks I finished up Bells track wiring.

Today, I start a new control panel for Bell as I did not have another one left over from my past layout.

First photo all components cut

Second photo test assembly

I am going to try and finish the assembly tomorrow before I leave for a steam train ride over at Fort Worth, TX with a buddy. Tickets were a Christmas present from my daughter.


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Layout Progress - 15 December 2013

Not a lot of work for the last couple of weeks. Today I finish installing track, turnouts, magnet uncouplers and tortoise for town of Bell.

Next up installing power feeders

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Layout Progress - 01 December 2013

I hope everyone had a good thanksgiving, we did.

First up, I got some time to work on the layout. Since town of Bell has been on my mind and I did get a ideal of what I wanted the area to look like track wise, so I got started on that this last week.

I had previously installed two turnouts in the siding track awhile back. I added a another turnout just off the eastern most turnout on the siding. This turnout will feed two to four industries on the western side of the town crossing over the track from the existing west siding turnout.

Here are the photos of were I am today


 The two crossing in the last photo are a Peco 25 degree code 80 crossing (in the foreground) and a Atlas 60 degree code 80 crossing. I wish Peco would come out with more crossing choices for their code 55 line.

More to come.