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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Monday, August 19, 2019
« on: Today at 07:23:30 AM »
Good morning! It's Monday again. We have been having evening Thunderstorms here the past few nights - I have been riding them out in the gazebo - I really enjoy it as long as there isn't too much wind. I'm spending the day wiring - except for mowing the lawn and those usual outside chores.  I hope everyone has a great day.

Update: Today, I pulled the wires for the DCC system - two 40 foot J-12 wires got me into the new area. I'm trying to get away with one more booster for the radio control system. There will be a plug in location every twelve feet along the facia. Also made the pieces for the fifth control panel and cut and installed more moldings. Tomorrow, I will get back at the tortoise machine installations and start the drops for the track power. Sorry, no pictures today, I was on a roll and didn't take time to get the camera out.


All looks great. Especially love the photo with all the ore cars.



Thank you for the kind words and stopping by this build thread. As soon as I get this expansion operational (this winter), I plan on getting all the rolling stock out that I've acquired over the years, running things up, and taking inventory. It's going to be fun to fill up a few of the tracks in Superior Yard with rolling stock.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Sunday August 18 2019
« on: August 18, 2019, 08:50:49 AM »
Good morning! I'm working on the railroad the next couple of days.  I'm putting on the final push to get the wiring done on the railroad expansion.  I'm ready to start building structures again.  I hope everyone has a great day.

Dan, thank you for the pictures of the F&SM. The new area looks fantastic. I see some structures that were moved from other areas on the layout.  If you visit the F&SM every three yeas it's like going to see a new layout.

Update: Today, I installed tortoise machine number 30 of 58 for the layout expansion.  I also reassembled the three control panels that I have finished, after staining, and got a long ways towards finishing the fourth and fifty control panels.  I will try to post some pictures, tomorrow. I mentioned that I ordered some .06 Lexon plexiglass for the control panels to replace the .093 material about a week ago.  This was the way to go. The touch controls work much better and it is much easier to work with.  I cut it with tin snips with no problems. Don't try this with the cheaper Lexon "like" plexiglass materials. 

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Saturday, August 17, 2019
« on: August 17, 2019, 12:00:49 PM »
Morning. Off to George's open house today, it's a long drive to get there so I'll be leaving shortly...🤭🤭


How was the open house? Pictures?

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Saturday, August 17, 2019
« on: August 17, 2019, 07:54:00 AM »
Good morning! It's raining - I'm heading into the train room.  I hope everyone has a great day.


I can't wait to see your progress. So far everything looks great.


Thanks for stopping by the thread and following along with my modeling journey.  I hope you decide to stick with your modeling and that it helps you recover from that horrible accident that you and your wife are recovering from.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday 16AUG
« on: August 16, 2019, 07:09:11 AM »
Good morning.  Grandpa duty for me today. I took the Grandkids up to the S&S RR Northern Hqtrs.  for some boat rides and fun in the sun.  Everyone is having a great time. I hope everyone has a great day and finds some time to do some modeling.


Love how you stained the panels to match the oak cabinets!


Thank you for the kind words and for stopping by the thread.

Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Wed-nes-day the 14th
« on: August 14, 2019, 07:50:25 AM »
Good morning! I'm taking my Grandkids fishing today. ;D  I hope everyone has a great day.

Finally for tonight, I have the parts on the workbench for the fourth control panel for the South Superior Yard. Twelve more tortoise machines to connect for your model railroading pleasure. ;) 

There will be 20 feet separating the first to control panels and 60 feet between this Superior Yard control panel and the Eagles Nest Yard control panel.  I will update this topic once I have the other two control panels installed.


Here is a picture when I toggled the middle touch switch - all three switches indicate that the turnout is in the red location.

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