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jward


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« Reply #90 on: March 14, 2015, 06:59:43 PM »

Oh, and happy Pie Day!
I am waiting until 9.26 to celebrate....

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Jeffery S Ward Sr
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« Reply #91 on: March 14, 2015, 08:48:32 PM »

JWARD,

AM or PM?
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Barry,

...all the Live long day... If she'd let me.
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« Reply #92 on: March 14, 2015, 10:42:18 PM »

Thought I would post a couple of pictures of my Control Panel. Its just a plain Panel nothing special.

Lights Off

Lights On

Spaghetti

Wired Switches

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jbrock27

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« Reply #93 on: March 16, 2015, 06:57:40 AM »

Thank you.
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« Reply #94 on: March 27, 2015, 09:57:38 AM »

I started to paint the foam on my layout. I'm using a riverbed tan/brown color.
Got some foam board to start making my tunnel / mountain terrain. It will be a double track on one end and two singles on the other end.

Finished installing a sound decoder into my Bachmann 70 ton switcher. It sounds good.

Thats if for now.
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« Reply #95 on: March 27, 2015, 11:59:36 AM »

I have all my track masked off. now its time for the paint.
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WoundedBear
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« Reply #96 on: March 27, 2015, 02:23:18 PM »

What kind of paint are you using?

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« Reply #97 on: March 27, 2015, 05:59:34 PM »

Interior flat Latex
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WoundedBear
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« Reply #98 on: March 27, 2015, 06:33:43 PM »

OK. Was worried there for a minute you might be tempted to try a spray can.

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« Reply #99 on: March 27, 2015, 09:41:49 PM »

I would go with latex as well.  But, as a point of information about spray paint and foam board:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcmwBdLD4jo
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« Reply #100 on: March 31, 2015, 07:34:00 AM »

Update:

Got the painting done. Grin

I had an issue with one of my switches for my turnouts. Everytime I threw the switch for one particular turnout into the diversion route it would short out the whole layout..(Not Good  Angry) So I checked all the wiring and found no problems with it.
I then pulled the turnout from the layout that that switch was using and checked all the wires on the underside of it. Again found nothing wrong. I then started looking at the insulated rails on the turnout itself. I noticed that one of the rails looked like it was contacting a rail where it shouldn't be. So I made the gaps a little bigger on all the break points on the turnout.
I reinstalled it and hookup up all the wires and tested it. and the short was gone.  Just another day of model railroading... Wink
Oh it was a Bachmann E-Z track turnout.
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« Reply #101 on: March 31, 2015, 08:14:59 PM »

you are catching on quite well. model railroading is often about solving problems, and your logical approach will help you infinitely.
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« Reply #102 on: March 31, 2015, 09:49:01 PM »

Thanks
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« Reply #103 on: June 14, 2015, 03:06:15 PM »

Its been awhile since I posted an update so here it is.

I have started to build my tunnel mountain on the layout. I have the walls built and I need to cut out a piece of Hardboard for the facia and cut an excess hole so I will be able to get into the tunnel if something derails. I put skirting on for the end of the layout 4' section that the tunnel will be on so I can get it mounted then I can put the roof on the tunnels. I started to weather and ballast the track around the tunnel area. I guess that is where I'm starting the scenery at....lol. Doing a lot of stuff outside so not doing much to the layout. I have about a dozen Diesel locos rebuilt all with sound. I have one more to do then I'll be done with that for awhile. Bought a drill press holder for my dremel with a xy slide vise so now I can mill and not just drill with it.
Got a new soldering station temp control with digital read out. works very well. Thats about it.

Happy railroading, later.
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