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 Posted: Fri Mar 2nd, 2018 07:15 am
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Woodie,

Thanks for reminding me about staggering the joints...I'll trim one back.



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 Posted: Fri Mar 9th, 2018 07:46 am
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Here's my turnout control.  Picked up some mini toggle switches off eBay something like 5 for a buck or so.  Drilled a hole in a piece of wood big enough to accept the toggle switch, took a 1/4" thick of plywood and drilled a hole to mount the toggle switch on.  A short piece of brass tube, crimped at top with a hole drilled in it for the control rod, and gets glued onto the toggle.

Hopefully the photos explain it better.






The control gets mounted to the front of the layout, with the control rod going through some styrene tubing to the stub switch.



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 Posted: Fri Mar 9th, 2018 09:32 pm
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I like the tender, good job on the handrails.



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Switch control installed.  Just need to hook up the control wire.



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Framework finally up for housing the rotary dump.





The workers will be happy to be out from under the hot summer sun, and protected from the occasional strong winds.



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San Miguel yard looking north.  Rotary dump on the left.



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A rotary dump, I think it's great when modelers go for something different. Your layout is really coming together nicely.. Larry G

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I agree, the rotary dump will be a great addition. I eagerly await the next issue.

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The rotary dump is a manually operated affair.  Making it a remote control automated affair seemed like way too much work.  You can see the cage that holds the cars in the photos, and ore is dumped into a bucket underneath.  It actually works much better than I expected.




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