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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 02/08/2019 :  10:41:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow David. Very impressive. Erasing in Paint is a long tedious job, well done.


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Carl B
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Posted - 02/08/2019 :  11:22:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice work on the electrical David.


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David J Buchholz
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Posted - 02/08/2019 :  12:34:50 PM  Show Profile  Send David J Buchholz an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Frank, yes it took a long time. I watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, parts 1 & 2.

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David J Buchholz
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Posted - 02/10/2019 :  8:16:24 PM  Show Profile  Send David J Buchholz an AOL message  Reply with Quote
The harbor control panel now has all the turnout direction LEDs in place and wired up. Having use DPDT switches with center off made the results interesting.

You can see the increased volume of wire in this shot, compared to the previous pics. It still requires the pairs on wires going out to each Tortoise turnout motor to be added.






So here's a shot with the Whole thing lit up like a Christmas tree. You can see the intended path coming into the area from the top left down to the bottom right by following the green lights.





Here's the trick of what I have wired in by using DPDT with center off. AS can be seen in the next two shots, if they are centered to make all lights off, it becomes incredibly easy to see routes.











The machines are not yet hooked to see if the rails will hold position using the center off position, no power to the Tortoise, or if they will cause issues.


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/11/2019 :  12:07:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave,

You’ve selected an interesting way to do this with the center off switches. My assumption is that the Tortoise machines hold their position until polarity is reversed.

Mike



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David J Buchholz
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Posted - 02/17/2019 :  9:13:26 PM  Show Profile  Send David J Buchholz an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Apparently the was a data crash here on the forum over the last 48 hours, as several topics are missing posts, including this one.

I have finished the turnout controls and LEDs for the harbor control panel. for awhile. Here's the "final" results using the 25 pin "D" computer connectors.



Although it still needs block wiring, I'm burned out on wiring for awile, and will be headed to the 2019 Tribute challenge to pay homage to two great modelers.



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