Train show jackpot!

Keith Dec 10, 2018

  1. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

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    No, it didn’t actually. Easter a Sunday was probably NOT the best choice
    of days to dig up and move plants! Not when folks weren’t up until about 1PM.
    And dinner having to be in the oven by 3:30. Have a small bunch of tulips right
    next to the track, that need to be moved. Will result in maybe an 18” hole next
    to, and probably under my track! It, they have not bloomed yet, so I gotta wait a bit.
    So,I’ve got a little time to get things fixed up a bit in places.
     
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    Finally ordered a couple switches needed to finish the front replacement program!!
    Plus a half circle of track, so I can swap out several small sections, for full sections
    where necessary. The 2 switches ordered, plus one that I already have, that was
    ordered for train show use, should finish up the switch upgrade program!
    Just gotta find a decent day or two, to get out and attempt to finish my track upgrades!!
    Last I heard, we could get rain/snow every 3 days through the end of the month!

    Next, I gotta pull one of my GP40's apart again, and reinstall a repaired sound decoder.
    Diode burned out, creating a short! Was repaired, no charge! Just gotta install it again!
    Maybe try to install Crest system into latest RS-3 from a year or so ago! Then, figure
    out HOW to add Phoenix sound to it! Witha speaker that WILL NOT interfere with decoder.

    Then, look into adding Airwire /Sound to the 3 truck shay!

    Finally starting to get stuff started!
     
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    Track and a couple of switches have arrived!
    Hope to maybe get out and get some work done
    this weekend, probably Saturday afternoon. Based
    on weather, it's gonna start raining Sunday afternoon, through
    Wednesday. Clear and warm again, on my dialysis OFF day on Thursday!!
    Right now, I'll be satisfied getting the front complete. Then, I can work
    on getting the connections to the back reconnected and lined up right!
    If I can get the front done, and find my track, I'm gonna try hooking up
    a regular DC power supply and see if I can manage to test run the shay finally!
    Hopefully, if it works, photos and/or video to follow!
     
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    Supposed to be really nice here tomorrow too. I live vicariously in garden railroading through yours.
     
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    Was nice today, so even after dialysis, I actually got
    out front and started dropping track in place. To try
    and get things lined up. Was thinking of changes, but
    Track placement, as is seems to work the best. Minor
    realignment needed, because of the USA switches.
     
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    Messed with another switch placement today.
    This one, the one in back, just past gate. Will
    drop in perfectly, and both tracks to back should
    line up just about perfectly! I figure I’m maybe 2
    days work, from having things connected to the back again.
    That leaves wiring to work on. Figure out what was causing
    short to back.
     
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