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  • CNE1899
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    Tyson,

    I'm a little embarrassed to say, but I ended up needing to rebuild my bench work.
    I found that I had measured the overall width incorrectly and was therefor off by an inch on both sides.
    Because it is a small layout in Z scale, it made enough of a difference.
    I tried to come up with a way to make it work, but I wasn't happy with the changes.
    So I still need to assemble and stain the new benchwork. I am hoping to get around to that this winter.

    Scott

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  • Tyson Rayles
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    Scott can we have an update?

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  • CNE1899
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    George/Mike,

    Thanks for the compliments. I'm looking forward to starting the ground and track work.

    Scott

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  • Michael_Hohn
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    The most beautiful benchwork I’ve seen. Excellent work. I’m impressed with the care you took in building it.

    Mike

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  • George_D
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    I agree with Thayer, keep going, Scott. You're doing beautiful work.

    George

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  • CNE1899
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    Thayer,

    Thanks for the words of encouragement.

    Scott

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  • thayer
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    Scott, You've got a great start here, there is no need to let an artificial deadline affect your enthusiasm. Work on it as time and motivation allows, and finish it when you want, to your own high standards.

    I learned long ago that for me, deadlines always hamper my personal creative work.

    Thayer

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  • CNE1899
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    Soooooo,

    Looks like this will be the only project I will finish for the challenge.

    I stained the frame and painted the switches and control panel.

    The holes along the bottom will be for block switches.

    The main line and four sidings will be controlled by the on/off knobs.

    The internal linkages will be installed along with the switches.

    Thanks for following.

    Scott







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  • Rick
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    Very impressive. :up:

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  • Larryc
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    Scott those are some slick looking controls; excellent workmanship. You certainly do build things to last.

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  • BigLars
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    Cool!
    ..........

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  • Tyson Rayles
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    :up: :up: :up:

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  • CNE1899
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    George and Bernd,

    Thank you.

    Bernd,

    I am leaving space below for four rotary on/off knobs, to be in the 1920s style.

    These will isolate four sidings. I also have to add in a port for the loco controller.

    Scott

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  • Bernd
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    Scott,

    Like your concept for manual turnout control. Very neat idea.

    I've been thinking of doing something similar once I get some track laid.

    Bernd

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  • George_D
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    Beautiful metalwork, Scott.

    George

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