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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #1935 on: February 20, 2020, 05:14:59 PM »
Okay, back to normal programming.

Tom  ;D
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #1936 on: February 21, 2020, 05:28:16 PM »
One subject not mentioned much is maintenance of the layout. Snit happens on the A&S RR and when it does, I'm not one to jump right on the problem. A few weeks ago, I broke a toggle switch on one of the control panels that control the turnouts on the Bottoms.



This toggle is supposed to go up and down and not left to right as shown. That is how badly I bent it.



Not having this toggle operating results in the entire east staging trains to be DRT (Dead Right There). This is a term I used often when  processing crime scenes in my LE career. Just saying.

More in a few.
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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #1937 on: February 21, 2020, 05:31:36 PM »
Fortunately, I have a stash of spare parts. I hate to start a project and then find I don't have what I need. Usually this results in the project being put off to another day.




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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #1938 on: February 21, 2020, 05:34:55 PM »
The wires were unsoldered and the old toggle was removed. A replacement toggle was installed and the wires were resoldered.



Back in business.



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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #1939 on: February 21, 2020, 05:37:54 PM »
I also noticed another set of bi-color LEDs were out. Replacing these is a bit more complicated than replacing a broken toggle.

Fortunately, it was just a loose wire. The wire was resoldered and all is now good.



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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #1940 on: February 21, 2020, 05:44:36 PM »
This afternoon I started to work on the Big Tahope River area. I used painters tape to cover the small gap between the river edge and the inside of the fascia.

The tape will keep any liquids from leaking between the fascia and layout edge. This can and does cause a mess to stuff stored underneath. Don't ask how I know.






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Re: The Atlantic and Southern Build Thread Continued, Part 3
« Reply #1941 on: February 21, 2020, 05:49:42 PM »


I'll be using a product called Fusion Fiber to build up the earth embankment next to the sides of the retaining walls.



I'm not sure what the fiber is but it looks and feels like compressed cotton and is impregnated with powered glue. When mixed with water it becomes a slimy mess but is also very effective at what it is intended to do.

More on this tomorrow afternoon.
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