Not a lot of progress on the layout other than more wiring, but a small group of us have built a small exhibition layout called The Yard, it's not ON30 but it's standard 0 with 0-16.5 narrow gauge, but it's got a lot of elements that I'm going to build into this layout. We only started The Yard last October and it had its first outing two weeks ago, it was well received and still has a lot of work to complete it but it's generating invites to shows. The clip gives an idea of the project.
This week I've finished the wiring on the main distribution boards and have been playing around with control panel design, this is for one of the quarry loading areas and I'm mindful of not over complicating them with lots of unwanted info other than point and signal numbers. I'm not sure yet about this one but it's fairly easy to change the covering, also as a friend has offered cut the panels on his lazer so this test is probably a good way to ensure I'm happy before committing to the main panels. Also all the connecting wires have been attached to the four boards that the panel controls so some serious testing has taken place, and after a good few hours of moving things around it all works well.
Wow. I guess it would be fair to say, mine never looked that intricate (or neat). I'm lucky if mine is two wires to the track, the "right" track. Do you hear that tone here? The tone of the short? Now where do you suppose that is?
Good job Simon. Like the track work too. Maybe the wiring is done? I look forward to seeing your progress, if it is anything like "The Yard" it ought to be pretty sweet.
____________________ Steven B.
Humboldt & Toiyabe Rwy
Thanks Steven, not had to many shorts and mostly from my own mistakes and thankfully no blue smoke from the expensive boards. I'm planning to use some of the elements that we have on Tha Yard, definitely some lorries, a smaller version of the gantry crane, and loading and unloading of the dump wagons. So lots to do, anyway back to some more spiking.