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by Mike_R
Thu May 05, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 23rd Street
Replies: 49
Views: 47600

Re: 23rd Street

Last day of building before Christow, Friday will be for packing and hopefully some car weathering. The board plant now has ground cover and I've added warning notices to the building. http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm127/mikeruby_photos/23rd%20Street/23rd%20Street%20board%20plant%2017-05-16_sm_...
by Mike_R
Wed May 04, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 23rd Street
Replies: 49
Views: 47600

Re: 23rd Street

Well the roof came off ok. The silver dots on the underside of the roof are the magnets. I've had the board folded and the roof stayed on whilst inverted. http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm127/mikeruby_photos/23rd%20Street/23rd%20Street%20board%20plant%2004-05-16_16%2035%2033_zpsjbcp9ulu.jpg I fo...
by Mike_R
Tue May 03, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 23rd Street
Replies: 49
Views: 47600

Re: 23rd Street

The main roof is now on. I'll leave it to fully dry overnight before lifting it off, hopefully in one piece. It is held on by 8 sets of magnets for easy access. http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm127/mikeruby_photos/23rd%20Street/23rd%20Street%20board%20plant%2003-05-16_21%2033%2026_zpsdpg2jzvh.jp...
by Mike_R
Mon May 02, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 23rd Street
Replies: 49
Views: 47600

Re: 23rd Street

Day three of the board plant. I've laid rails in the floor, I used plastic angle cut into the foam core base, no locos allowed in here! http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm127/mikeruby_photos/23rd%20Street/23rd%20Street%20board%20plant%2002-05-16_10%2052%2042_zps2sgzhcfp.jpg Next was the platform t...
by Mike_R
Sun May 01, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 23rd Street
Replies: 49
Views: 47600

Re: 23rd Street

The particle board plant is coming on (still needs a name!) I bought a Pikestuff M.A.C. kit, which is a kitbash in it's self. I laid out the wall pieces on the layout. http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm127/mikeruby_photos/23rd%20Street/23rd%20Street%20board%20plant%2030-04-16_10%2037%2040_zps0kt5...
by Mike_R
Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: My First Layout - N Gauge Denesport & Lesley Falls
Replies: 32
Views: 32981

Re: My First Layout - N Gauge Denesport & Lesley Falls

You can also do braking on decoders with ABC (many European makes) by inserting diodes in the track feed, I had thought of doing this for 11th Avenue if it had done exhibitions, for automatic passenger running. Still this is all too complicated for a simple switching layout such as Dean's, keep it s...
by Mike_R
Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: My First Layout - N Gauge Denesport & Lesley Falls
Replies: 32
Views: 32981

Re: My First Layout - N Gauge Denesport & Lesley Falls

You really don't want dc and DCC on a layout at the same time, if they get connected together (a loco or piece of stock bridges two blocks) one or both may be damaged. I would have a power plug that connects the layout to the power source. With a matching socket on both the dc and DCC power units ei...
by Mike_R
Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 23rd Street
Replies: 49
Views: 47600

Re: 23rd Street

Do you mean uncoupling and switches? My layouts are generally are hand uncoupled using a sharpened wood skewer. 11th Avenue does have a magnet on the rear most loop, useful in use at home, and my home layout has them on the upper level, which are not so easy to reach. 23rd Street has no magnets it i...
by Mike_R
Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: My First Layout - N Gauge Denesport & Lesley Falls
Replies: 32
Views: 32981

Re: My First Layout - N Gauge Denesport & Lesley Falls

Peter meant that if you installed cab control blocks (blocks that can be connected to several cabs) DCC could be connected as another controller. But it is not a good idea to have the possibility of both types at the same time so it is just as easy to make it so that either the DC or DCC power is pl...
by Mike_R
Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: My First Layout - N Gauge Denesport & Lesley Falls
Replies: 32
Views: 32981

Re: My First Layout - N Gauge Denesport & Lesley Falls

Lifting the mainline can look good, it only needs to be a bit, I raise mine (HO) by layer or two of card, it is surprising how noticeable it can be. Here is 23rd Street's curve the main (middle track) is raised and super-elevated, the siding (right track) is starting the climb to meet the main just ...
by Mike_R
Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 23rd Street
Replies: 49
Views: 47600

Re: 23rd Street

A good day on the industry extension. The two turnouts are installed. http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm127/mikeruby_photos/23rd%20Street/IMG_0081_zpsssr9k2t8.jpg I'm using a very basic control for them, a toggle switch moves them, the switch powers the frog. http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm...
by Mike_R
Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 23rd Street
Replies: 49
Views: 47600

Re: 23rd Street

The new board is now attached to the main board. Here it is in position http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm127/mikeruby_photos/23rd%20Street/IMG_0078_zpsgy1yva0k.jpg The hinges are behind the two ply blocks. Once down it is locked in place by two loose butt hinges, one at each end and a hand wheel...
by Mike_R
Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Railroad Media
Topic: Michael Portillo
Replies: 2
Views: 16951

Re: Michael Portillo

Some continuity errors, but many views of Amtrak and BNSF freights, should be some East states next week,
by Mike_R
Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 23rd Street
Replies: 49
Views: 47600

Re: 23rd Street

Another weekend and back to layout building! I've attached the wedge to the main board. Here folded for transport. http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm127/mikeruby_photos/23rd%20Street/IMG_0098_zpsb7mgzhlg.jpg Unfolded, I plan to add a drop down flap in the wedge's space for a log unloading area. h...
by Mike_R
Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Modular Topics
Topic: 23rd Street
Replies: 49
Views: 47600

Re: 23rd Street

A bit of a jump as 23rd Street is now sceniced, but after deciding to not use the line off the side for a branch I'm now making an industry board for it. This will be a particle board (MDF, OSF, Ply) manufacturer. This gives a good range of cars, box, centerbeam flat, covered hopper, wood chip hoppe...