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  • Wow David. Very impressive. Erasing in Paint is a long tedious job, well done.
    Frank

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    • Nice work on the electrical David. :up:
      Carl

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      • Frank, yes it took a long time. I watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, parts 1 & 2.
        Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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        • 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.
          Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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          • 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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            Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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            • 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.
              Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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              • its been fourteen months since I've set foot into the train room. I actually cleaned it up to get back to work.

                I have been enjoying another old hobby with my son by Slot car racing. We are blessed in Rochester NY to have a great track. But as you can guess, with the Pandemic, it is shut down, hopefully not for ever.

                But in the mean time, my alternative is the honey do list half the day and model railroading for the rest.

                Gonna need to read through this crap all over again to see what the hell i was doing last.
                Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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                • Welcome back, David!
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                  Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                  • HE'S ALIVE!

                    Glad to see you back Dave. Wondered what had happened to you. Good to see you're still kicking.

                    Bernd
                    New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                    • Wired all the the switch machines to the tortoise motors in the harbor area. Took three days, doing a few at a time till my neck got stiff each session.

                      Wondering if there isn't some kind of under the table creeper that could be used. Gonna post that question in the tools section to get some responses.
                      Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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                      • Grabbed a few kits from the basement and took them to the copier machine. It the plans were full size I copied them if not, I laid out the walls and copied those.

                        Using heavy card stock, I printed them out and crested 3d mockups for the cove area of the North Coast RR. It helps me visualizing spaces and gives new arrangements differing from the drawn plan.

                        I'll post a few pics once they get resized.
                        Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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                        • Glad to see you back at it.
                          James

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                          • Thanks for the warm regards. Good to be back in the saddle. Spent a little time with some of the paper mockups to for relative positions. Trying hard to NOT make everything parallel to the edges of the tables. looking for more of a wrap around the cove effect.



                            Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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                            • David,

                              It’s nice seeing photos of your layout again. I like your developing harbor city.

                              Mike
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                              Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                              • Wondering how much of a mad scientist the rest of you where during construction phases of your layout. Heres the results of track laying today, and working on setting the turntable into place


                                Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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