Photo Gallery Part VI
August 2007 through October 2007

    Digitrax DCC control panel and PM42 mounting and wiring - Saturday, August 25, 2007

  • Control Panel construction

  • Established the power district map for wiring the PM42.

  • PM 42 mounting.

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    Weathered roundtable and DCC wiring. - Friday, September 7, 2007

  • Roundhouse renovations.
  • Inspection pit cut-outs and fitting of first inspection pit.

  • Weathering the roundtable.

  • Roundhouse and roundtable overview.

  • PM42 DCC wiring.

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    Roundhouse foundation, track alignment and placement - Saturday, September 15, 2007

  • Roundhouse foundation laid with cork sheet. Aligned and attached three tracks and the first inspection pit.

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    North Carolina Live Steam Meet, Apex, NC - Saturday, October 06, 2007

  • Our second trip to this fun event, meet Duke again and brought my Cajun Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya.

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    Last two roundhouse inspection pits and track placement - Monday, October 08, 2007

  • Testing roundhouse fit on top of foundation base with 6 tracks and 4 inspection pits.

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    Added another layer to background cloud cover. - Monday, October 08, 2007

  • Staging yard and Southern locomotive on newly laid run around track with new cloud layer in background.

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    Drew up plans for a new main line loop. - Thursday, October 11, 2007

  • After much thought I drew up a main line loop section of track that would allow classified train consists to pull out directly from the classification yard and enter the main without having to back up or make extra moves. Also redrew the lowe deck to include the run around passing track from the locomotive facility to the staging yard lead track and the crossover switches planned for the staging yard lead to the classification yard lead.

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Wired all roundhouse tracks, installed SPST on/off switches, added fascia board. - Friday, October 19, 2007

  • Wired all 6 roundhouse tracks to DCC buss and attached SPST on/off switches to 4 of the tracks.
  • Measured and cut 6 holes and attached 4 SPST on/off switches on control panel for roundhouse tracks.

  • Measured, cut and attached fascia board on two areas of the layout, the city side and the staging/wye/roundhouse side.
  • Floated fascia boards with spackle allowed to dry and sanded all areas, then floated more spackle allowed to dry again and sanded again.
  • Painted fascia board with 1 coat of interior latex semi-gloss paint, color is named bedrock, and is very dark and slight green and gray tint.

  • Completed measuring, cutting and attaching cork sheets between roundhouse tracks with 3M 77 adhesive spray.

  • Ran trains again to test track.
  • More images of staging yard and backdrop.

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    Redrew track plan with the double slip crossover switch added at the entrance to the mainline loop. - Thursday, October 25, 2007

  • Two new images of track plan modifed with a double crossover turnout added at the new loop entrance.

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