Well today is a very satisfying day as the major part of sub road bed construction was completed this afternoon.
Had a few of the lads around yesterday afternoon to assist in construction as I appreciate their help and suggestions as we move along and I know that they enjoy sharing in the workload and experience of the build. All are well versed in all fazes of model railway construction, wiring, track laying and DCC programing so I welcome them here to assist in this new endeavor.
I had asked Barry if he would like to assemble my new Kitthills Models Durango Turntable last Friday as he had already assembled two for his own RR. When he arrived yesterday lo and behold it was in a box ready to install. Talk about a fast worker. Barry has done a great and was even happy to fit into its position on the layout.
he and I had discussed weathering this unit and both agree a little more needs to be done to get it the way we both would like to see it once installed and in operation.
And here it is
Brendan provided a voltage step down unit so we can set the voltage to a range of 2 to 6 volts which the motor installed below the T/T can handle. You can just see it mounted above the PSX in the pic below.
A PSX auto reverser was installed beneath the layout by Little John so we can hook that up to the T/T once wiring commences as too the unit on the opposite side of the layout which will control the Wye.
And here is where they have been installed up and away from any accidental damage area.
The Circuit breaker (one for the whole layout) was installed under the layout next to where the new shelf has been added to hold the new NCE DCC system. (No pics sorry).
And here are a few pics of the completed sub roadbed with all that remains is to build the two duck-under and there cork and track work can commence. Big John has been a huge help in this area.
|Work underway for the Wye|
|Lots of timber consumed here trying to ensure it is rigid.|
|Finished, with the top on.|
Some prelim wiring has been done, mainly the bus wires under all three sides waiting for track to be installed and droppers added.
Thanks to Big John, Little John and Barry for their help in getting me this far. And Brendan for the supply of turnout motors (more about those later) and several wall worts to power various items.
Thanks for stopping by once again.