The layout now has POWER!

Finished wiring up the 2 switches and plugs.  

The top switch controls the overhead light.  

The bottom switch turns on the power to the transformers that power the actual layout. 

I did buy the wrong faceplates so I will have to get the correct ones tonight. 

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I can place the layout back in the room any-day now.  I am just waiting on the backdrop to arrive.  I would like to install it while the layout is removed and I have the room.  

 


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A little work on the North Carolina Division. Added a branch line on the upper level loop. Original plan called for more trackage but I decided to simplify with a single tarck branck picking up a mill, a furnityre factory, and a feed supply . There is a second track that serves the town depot . Its located near the main line so it will be a mainline sto[ as well. There are some residences planed into the corner.

A problem you experience as you might know is the size of O gauge buildings and structures put a constraint on real estate for an  around the wall shelf layout . 

The track is in place and I think I am finished fiddling with the building placemnts. So here are some photos of what it looks like. 

we are at the end of the branch

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The furniture factory and the feed supply

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down by the depot. The Cal Zephyr has made a stop

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some commercial stores and residences on a hill

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looking back down the branch

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an aerial view for the full overview 

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looking up from the end of the branch

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I think the buildings can come out of their packaging now

 

LIRR Steamer

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Nice, LIRR Steamer! That area is going to provide very interesting switching operation. I would extend the end by a car length to provide either another car-spot or off-spot storage of a waiting car.

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

Growing old is so much more fun than the only alternative.

I see everyone has been keeping busy!  I just got around to doing a first pour of WS Realistic Water.  Had just enough to do the whole river, need to find more for subsequent layers.  The clamps towards the back of the river are holding down a temporary dam.  I have an access panel that I'm working on that goes back there.

I'm checking for leaks (fingers crossed) and need to put some cover over it to keep the dust bunnies off.  Got the track all connected for first time in weeks, just in time for a bunch of folks coming over this weekend for a picnic.

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Congrats! I bought one of these light switch plates at Hobby Lobby over a year ago and the master light switch in my layout room has it in place next to the door.

Lee

found this on the Berkshire Valley Model’s site thought you might like it. He has added a lot of New stuff

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Congrats! I bought one of these light switch plates at Hobby Lobby over a year ago and the master light switch in my layout room has it in place next to the door.

Lee

found this on the Berkshire Valley Model’s site thought you might like it. He has added a lot of New stuff

That is awesome.  I will be getting one for my layout!


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geysergazer posted:

Nice, LIRR Steamer! That area is going to provide very interesting switching operation. I would extend the end by a car length to provide either another car-spot or off-spot storage of a waiting car.

thank you for the suggestion. I will look at that end to do thatm maybe shifting a buildinga bit to squeeze it in. 

LIRR Steamer

Larry, Thank you ! I sure love that Santa Fe engine! It even looks better on your wonderful layout!

Paul, thanks! Your right it sure beats crawling under the table! LOL

Brian, great photo's! Looks like you guys had a blast!

Jim, Great news! You sure are moving right along!

LIRR, Looks like you have a good plan! It sure is going to be fun to watch your build!

Steve, the river is looks good, I bet it will be great after a couple more pours!

Lee D. That always fun to see whats going on here!

Did nothing today but work, maybe tomorrow!

Mike

USMC 5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

Spent a couple of hours helping to dismantle a donated HO scale layout at the JRM Museum.  The layout itself was too large and bulky to be used, but sale of the track and equipment will help fund Museum operations,  and a goodly supply of Homasote (scarce in this area) will help in the renovation of the Museum's Lionel layout. 

Mitch

It's crackers to give a rozzer the dropsy in snide!

 

Remember, SCROUNGE!

Installed a wooden deck to flatcar with a TBF Avenger torpedo bomber  load (plane flown by George H.W. Bush), completing this project.  Awaiting my MTH SD70, 4141.  

Avenger Deck project

Avenger Wood Deck Done 1Avenger Wood deck done 2

 

Ed

 

"One TODAY is worth two TOMORROWS"

                             - Ben Franklin

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Spent a couple of hours helping to dismantle a donated HO scale layout at the JRM Museum.  The layout itself was too large and bulky to be used, but sale of the track and equipment will help fund Museum operations,  and a goodly supply of Homasote (scarce in this area) will help in the renovation of the Museum's Lionel layout. 

Mitch

Mitch, that sounds like a fun job to take on.

 

I spent four hours today on my trains. I went through every storage box I have, putting things in the right box. I did some more work on my bottle cap plant and "Circuit City." And I spent about an hour-and-a half dismantling an old Motorola walkie-talkie so that I could use the parts for my lay-out. (Buddy, that thing did NOT want to opened by an unauthorized technician).

What'd I do? Tore up track as the start of a big tweak:

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Several car stoppers ready to be reinstalled.

Emperor Joseph II said of Mozart's newest opera that it had "too many notes!" and that is how I've been feeling: "too many tracks!" The Emperor suggested that Mozart should just "take some notes out" and I decided to take out some track....a passing siding, to be precise.

More tomorrow.

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

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Vincent.  those bottle caps remind me when I was a kid there was a candy called bottle caps. Care on with the fun you always have something interesting 

lew. I always like to look at your layout 

Brain. Never seen a war bonnet in that color 

Ed. Love that TBF Adventure did you build it?

My efforts were again limited to what I could do in the big house.  Early today I removed my control panel from the setup for improvements.  I connected an E-stop switch.  I drilled holes for LEDs to indicate spur power (5) and #1122 switch power.  I need to buy metric drill bits or SAE LEDs.  There will be some gluing and soldering next.  I will take my time with the control panel as the weather and outpatient surgery will keep me indoors.  Further plans include labeling terminal strips to speed reassembly and troubleshooting.  I started drawing system schematics.  I am also considering the addition of another transformer.  Please see "Seperate transformers for everything".  Wow, I spelled that wrong twice!  I will continue to follow everyone's posts carefully.  Y'all are inspirational. 

Bill

The Bald Rock Mountain RR

Over, around, or through.

We haul the freight for you.

 

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