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Have a greatand safe weekend, folks!

Peter

hi Peter, Starting to look like a bee hive under the layout!  How are you planning to throw the switches?  I ended up putting the buttons for the switches on the side of the layout near each switch, so I could walk around the layout and switch them when the train apporaches.

Layout looks super!  Best, Dave 

@DL Brunette posted:

hi Peter, Starting to look like a bee hive under the layout!  How are you planning to throw the switches?  I ended up putting the buttons for the switches on the side of the layout near each switch, so I could walk around the layout and switch them when the train apporaches.

Layout looks super!  Best, Dave

All switches except one are within 24-30" of the edge. Most are 12-18". The one that is 36" away is reachable with a single plastic stepstool. The switch motors have push button activation.

In addition, the D2500 switch motors are TMCC-ready with a data wire. I am waiting for the Base3 to come out. No sense hooking up to the Legacy Base just in time to change.....

Peter

Will do…….check back tomorrow. I’ll organize some pics.

Peter

Here we go......

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You need good/sharp tools to remove this lit from the forms. It's easy. Just a lot of work to do.

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The base.......3 kinds of gray: medium, lighter, lighter; then, dry brushing with an off white (I like Antique White Parchment)

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Metallic siver spray.

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Overspray of red rust.

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Flat yellow for 2" at the bases.

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Assembly. A dirty off white on the wall interiors.

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Start taping. A good month to buy 3M stock. You will use a lot and push up the stock price by the month's end.....

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Wait for a good day. I belive it was upper 50s, lower 60s....with a slight wind....

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A flat red.....

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Paint the lintels separate.....one of the light/medium grays. The roof is texted flat black with chalked gray overspray.....

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I trust this will help. The instructions for their large kits are very detailed. Go to the TW Trainworx store page and where each kit is listed and described, the instructions are downloadable.

Peter

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Another week gone by and a lot going on......Yesterday, we had another big wiring session led by none other than Gilly@N&W (Tom) and others from the RC3R crew......

The Main Loops are 90% wired.

The switch motors are 90% wired.

The electrically isolated sidings (eight of them), are all wired.

Next on the list: the wiring of circuits for lights and accessories and then building of the station platform.

After that, more building kits.

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....and, we did have time to see a train......

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Power on the engine yard lead.....

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Power on a Transfer Table siding.......

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Power on the Transfer Table......

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Power in the Engine House.......

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Thanks to Tom and the group, I am moving forward!

Have a great and safe weekend, everyone!

Peter

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Last edited by Putnam Division

Another week gone by and a lot going on......Yesterday, we had another big wiring session led by none other than Gilly@N&W (Tom) and others from the RC3R crew......

The Main Loops are 90% wired.

The switch motors are 90% wired.

The electrically isolated sidings (eight of them), are all wired.

Next on the list: the wiring of circuits for lights and accessories and then building of the station platform.

After that, more building kits.

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....and, we did have time to see a train......

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Power on the engine yard lead.....

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Power on a Transfer Table siding.......

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Power on the Transfer Table......

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Power in the Engine House.......

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Thanks to Tom and the group, I am moving forward!

Have a great and safe weekend, everyone!

Peter

That engine house is AWESOME!! WOW!!!

@Steamfan77 posted:

Peter, the engine house is looking great with all of the details and colors. Your wiring is paying off, it will make for an easier time to add circuits or troubleshooting down the road. Your approach is logical and organized, nicely done.

Andy

Thank you, Andy.

It seems to go so slow.....but, I am pleased. I am just about ready for another update, probably later this week.

Peter

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Another week gone by and a lot going on......Yesterday, we had another big wiring session led by none other than Gilly@N&W (Tom) and others from the RC3R crew......

The Main Loops are 90% wired.

The switch motors are 90% wired.

The electrically isolated sidings (eight of them), are all wired.

Next on the list: the wiring of circuits for lights and accessories and then building of the station platform.

After that, more building kits.

..snip...
Thanks to Tom and the group, I am moving forward!

Have a great and safe weekend, everyone!

Peter

WOW, nice progress Peter.  You'll be "finished" in no time.

I have always loved animated/operating cars and accessories…….and, even with my attention to realism, I cannot give them up. Consequently, they will be present on the layout, including some non scale ones……
Right along the front of the layout, on a spur, I will have a group of my favorites, with the possibility that some can be switched out from time to time.

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First, I ran 14 gauge four conductor wire from my PostWar ZW (accessory and light transformer) to 4 nodes under the layout. Two for lights (to be done at a later date) and two for accessories.

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Then, I moved to the accessory area. The Culvert twins are command controlled, so power set up was simple.
The Oil Drum Loader, the Forklift Unloader and the Barrel Loader each use a #90 Controller……..and the black wire signifies that I am activating them by completing the ground connection.

The Barrel loader requires two power rails to allow the Operating Barrel car to work in tandem. However, the Barrel car gets its ground through its wheels and power through the operating shoes. Hence, the wire is red.

However, there is another issue.......my last layout was Atlas....and I have 5 sets of Atlas control rails (similar to Lionel Super O control rails). However, the tie spacing on Ross is not the same (see below).

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So, I made little inserts from Gargraves ties and glued them between the Ross ties.

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For the Barrel Car, you have to wire the rails like on OTC contactor.The Barrel Car (and a few of the late 50s others, get their ground through their wheels.

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Another unloading site added and another in progress....at these sites,  one of the rails will be grounded....

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All of the milk cars and the 3361 log dump car, as well as the MTH Dump cars that I own, require that one of the rails to be grounded. In addition, there is enough spacing on the following set of rails that a barrel car will also work.

The next one will be for milk cars....

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Have a great and safe week, everyone!

Peter

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