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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #90 on: August 16, 2019, 07:37:57 AM »
Dennis


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.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #91 on: August 16, 2019, 07:51:48 AM »
THANK YOU JOHN, FOR ALL THE KIND WORDS AND THINGS YOU DO...............Dennis

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #92 on: August 17, 2019, 05:44:43 PM »
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. 
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #93 on: August 17, 2019, 06:48:48 PM »
John:

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

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #94 on: August 18, 2019, 12:54:26 PM »
John:

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

Karl


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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.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #95 on: August 18, 2019, 08:22:15 PM »
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.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #96 on: August 19, 2019, 07:30:38 PM »
Tonight, we have a real progress photograph, I didn't even clean up the tools. Today,  I installed the 12 tortoise machines under the South Superior Yard, and started wiring them to the control panel.  To the right you can see the three completed control panels.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #97 on: August 19, 2019, 07:45:51 PM »
Not only is your modeling great , your benchwork looks like a professional furniture maker made it , museum quality.
I love photo's, don't we all.

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #98 on: August 19, 2019, 08:54:59 PM »
Beautiful John.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #99 on: August 19, 2019, 10:02:04 PM »
Awesome John.  Keep up the good work.

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #100 on: August 19, 2019, 11:02:22 PM »
Holy sh*t Batman can we ever get through this maze??

John you lost me after the first wire.  Your wiring expertise is amazing!!

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #101 on: August 20, 2019, 07:23:31 AM »
Great job John.......Dennis

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #102 on: August 20, 2019, 07:46:46 AM »
Not only is your modeling great , your benchwork looks like a professional furniture maker made it , museum quality.


Jan


Thank you for the kind words - I'm trying to make the railroad blend into the living space in this room.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #103 on: August 20, 2019, 07:47:07 AM »
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #104 on: August 20, 2019, 07:47:37 AM »
Awesome John.  Keep up the good work.

Jim


Thank you Jim.
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