Friday "Cyclone Cook" was downgraded to "very bad storm" and came to visit NZ, bringing much rain. (A full scale cyclone is like a Florida...
Yes, I am familiar with the spiral helix spreadsheet. It is practically my desktop picture on my workstation PC ;)
I have hacked it...
2017-04-16 Staging Deck Wiring. Black = common, White = staging track (DC/DCC), Orange = Accessories (DCC only)
2017-04-16 DCC-equipped SD40 and some coal gons, looking for unreliable track
2017-04-16 ATSF #5003, SD40, Sliding some foreign cars into the 'diem' track in staging
2017-04-16 Two Circuitron Tortoises, one NCE Switch-it Mk2
Setting the turnouts up on DCC
There is some virtue in the approach - after all, if I am creating a fictional river to play with, I could also fiction the timing or existence of...
Invited a friend around to play with the band saw. He started on the helix supports and I started on the helix spiral. Naturally he picked Oval...
2017-04-02 dividing an oval into 32 arcs, marking desired radius on each and finagling compass into a changing radius curve.
With my very large monitor in place, I have started down the road of DCC and computer.
I applied power to my base station and it still works. I...
I dragged the laptop out to the garage and started taking inventory. I own 19 locomotives. 8 of which could legitimately be on the rails in 1984,...
2017-03-19 Testing scenic divider against tracks, about 18" over the mainline height.
2017-03-19 Testing scenic divider against tracks, about 14" over the mainline height. Oh and I put a TV on the wall
2017-03-19 New Test train, finding different problems
2017-03-19 Reworked this section of track to eliminate a kink at the turnout (to the right)
My internet order of tools and some more coal wagons has arrived, so we get a second test train.
I have added about 40W of thin-strip Florescent...
2017-03-06 Test train on the staging yard under 40W of florescent lights.
2017-03-06 Test train on the reverted loop
2017-03-06 Test train on the reverted loop, closeup