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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #120 on: August 31, 2019, 09:10:56 PM »
Update:  I got some more wiring done and started adding the NCE throttle control lines.  I will have both wireless and hard wire capability in the new section - same as the rest of the layout. I will be adding drop lines from each section of track and adding the main bus lines over the next few weeks as time permits.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #121 on: September 04, 2019, 10:36:49 AM »
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #122 on: September 04, 2019, 10:38:56 AM »
I updated the layout diagram for the Superior & Seattle Railroad to the latest track plan. 
The picture above gives an overall view of the layout. Each of the numbers in the blue boxes is a track power block. 
The different colors represent DCC power districts.
The turnouts are also numbered - the small red numbers.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #123 on: September 04, 2019, 10:45:18 AM »
I will post some blowups of different sections of the layout diagram in the coming days,  for reference. I'm also working on a layout at a glance page.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #124 on: September 04, 2019, 01:08:27 PM »
John, That is incredible workmanship. Very impressed by your work..........Dennis

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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #125 on: September 04, 2019, 10:43:18 PM »
John, That is incredible workmanship. Very impressed by your work..........Dennis


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Thank you,
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #126 on: September 05, 2019, 07:38:48 PM »
The next three pictures are the blow-up pictures of the layout diagram.


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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #127 on: September 05, 2019, 07:44:02 PM »
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #128 on: September 05, 2019, 07:45:28 PM »
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #129 on: September 10, 2019, 01:07:28 AM »
I am back from the Narrow Gauge Convention - the team in Sacramento did a nice job. I had a good time, met some new model railroading friends, saw some great layouts, and attended a number of new clinics.  I came back ready to go back to work on the S&S RR. After I recover from spending a whole day in airports and airplanes I will be getting right at it.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #130 on: September 12, 2019, 01:22:02 PM »
Update: I'm back at the wiring for the new phase of the layout. I have about 8 tortoise machines to install then it will be on to the drops and track wiring. I'm excited about getting  back into the structure building, I hope to get the lid off that yellow box that has been sitting on my workbench for the past month, this weekend.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #131 on: September 13, 2019, 07:50:25 PM »
Today, I finished the fifth control panel for the Phase IV expansion of the S&S RR.  This is a duplicate panel that is directly below the turntable and roundhouse.  The three turnouts that control access to the turnout, routing to the reversing loop or entrance into the Superior yard will be controlled from three places. The main control panel for Superior Yard, this local control panel, and a yet to be installed panel next to the main control panel for the Eagles Nest Yard.




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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #132 on: September 13, 2019, 07:51:02 PM »
Here is a picture of the sister control panel next to the main control panel for the Superior Yard.



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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #133 on: September 13, 2019, 07:54:26 PM »
Notice the air hose for the air nailer on top of the benchwork.  As I complete the drops for the track power in an area, the facia and moldings are going on. ;D ;D  Getting close to building structures again.
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Re: Superior & Seattle Railroad Build (Volume 3) Started 7/27/19
« Reply #134 on: September 15, 2019, 10:00:45 AM »
Update:  I spent most of the day, yesterday, running wires and checking voltages.  Getting ready to hook the drop wires to the main bus wires.  I'm in the final push to get this section of the layout running. ;D
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