Sunday, February 15, 2015

Layout Progress - 15 February 2015

Installed throttle pocket today, added industry labels to three control panel and clean up some.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Throttle Pocket Completed

Today I finished the throttle pockets, after some investigation the Luan Ply I was using for the testing phase was not a recommend material for lasers, so I purchase some Baltic Birch Ply which was delivered today. I also left the T&P Logo with a small change at the request of my local N Scale buddies.

Here are the four final pocket :

I also made up some un-coupler picks, using #8 tapestry needle and a 3/16" diameter x 4" long dowel from some internet discussions.

Tomorrow I will apply a sealer to the pockets and mount them once they dry in a few days.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Throttle Pocket Test

Yesterday I started looking into what was available in production throttle pocket that fit my EasyDCC RF1300 Throttles. Not finding anything available or a good DIY throttle pocket. I decided to try an duplicate my version of a "Cab Cubby" throttle pocket, so with a little design time yesterday and today.

Here my result

There need to be some adjustments, but not bad for first try. The T&P logo was just an ideal to see how it looks, it will not be on the final pockets.