Originally posted by Russell:
cngw; Very nice ride, what camera do you use?
I would agree with your splitup of the sections and the power connected.
With the way you did it, nothing was pushing the limit, so you can run for hours without issues. Running everything on one brick will work for a while, but it will eventually get hot and drop power.
The camera is a cheap Panasonic that I bought before Circ City folded, that dates it. SDR-S10, takes an SD card, fun and easy to use. $100 on sale, I think.
Today I wanted to really test that single outer loop with only the 1 Z1K.
So I strung together the passengers (9 MTH lit units) and the freight 4 PW and 3 new MTH Premier cars, for a total of 16. Then, used 2 MU'd F3's w/ dummy, an SD9 and an SW9 with them, and pulled it around the outer loop for numerous pulls. Lotta smoke!
Decided since they were all PS2 and no PW engines on there, to sideline the other PS2 engines, and run from outer to inner and use the reversing loops.
Now, I did NOT expect the inner loops/breakers to trip with 2 Z1K on them and only the 4 engines, but would NOT have been surprised to see the outer loop fail at some point. It did not....all went well. I was amazed.
Tomorrow,I am going to see what it takes to pop that single breaker. Remember, all of my turnouts are track powered also.
(Oh, the breakers tripped a few times when I forgot to throw a switch the correct direction! Ever stand there pushing on the reverse on the remote to stop the engine before it T bones another one....... only to see you selected the wrong engine!? Dummy, and I don't mean the train.)