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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #45 on: August 07, 2019, 07:47:08 AM »
I cut the oak plywood facia boards for the Superior Yard, yesterday.  The plywood and molds are ready for staining.  Also, 15 of the 52 Tortoise Machines are install and tested.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #46 on: August 07, 2019, 11:30:16 AM »
John,

Hey, those control panels look fantastic. Great job on them my friend. You are moving along faster than me.

Looks great.

Tom ;D
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #47 on: August 07, 2019, 09:28:51 PM »
John,

Hey, those control panels look fantastic. Great job on them my friend. You are moving along faster than me.

Looks great.

Tom ;D


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Thank you, I'm moving along at my pace - it's what us retired guys do.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #48 on: August 08, 2019, 12:07:53 AM »
No cup holders?  I thought all you Detroit auto designers included cup holders!   :) ;) :D ;D


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #49 on: August 08, 2019, 07:07:09 AM »
No cup holders?  I thought all you Detroit auto designers included cup holders!   :) ;) :D ;D


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #50 on: August 09, 2019, 08:24:11 PM »
Update:  Today, I decided to stain all of the moldings and plywood facia  pieces.  It was a beautiful day here so I spent most of the day in the garage rather than in the basement.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #51 on: August 10, 2019, 06:31:33 AM »
John,

Hey, those control panels look fantastic. Great job on them my friend. You are moving along faster than me.

Looks great.

Tom ;D


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If you hate plan A, you are certainly not going to like plan B!

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #52 on: August 10, 2019, 09:23:25 AM »
John,

Hey, those control panels look fantastic. Great job on them my friend. You are moving along faster than me.

Looks great.

Tom ;D


Tom


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Every day is Saturday except on Sunday. 8)






Amen
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #53 on: August 10, 2019, 08:10:53 PM »
Update:  Today, I finished the plywood facias and moldings - two coats of Satin Polyurethane. They will be spending the night in the garage drying. I brought one board in to do a color check and I think we did a good job of matching the cabinets. I also, installed another group of tortoise machines number 20 of 53 required for the Superior Yard. I have one more to complete everything in the North Yard. I will try to remember to take a picture of the wiring and under the benchwork before I start adding the facia boards.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #54 on: August 11, 2019, 06:01:15 PM »
Here are a few pictures of the under the benchwork stuff - before I close up the benchwork with the facia boards. After the facia boards go on the natural light will be gone so it will be all flashlight work.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #55 on: August 11, 2019, 06:03:01 PM »
The Barrett Hill Direct Base boards. all wired up for the North Yard Control Panel.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #56 on: August 11, 2019, 06:05:00 PM »
The tree empty spots are for the three way controls for the turntable area. That control panel is on my workbench waiting for the frame to dry.







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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #57 on: August 11, 2019, 06:05:52 PM »
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #58 on: August 11, 2019, 06:06:16 PM »
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #59 on: August 11, 2019, 06:10:01 PM »
Finally, here is a picture of the North Yard Control Panel.  I'm about to take the molding off so I can stain and finish them. I have one change - I'm going to replace the .093 thickness Lexon with .06 thickness.  The toggles work but I'm having to work at it under certain light conditions.  Workbench tests have shown that this will fix the issue.


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