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  1. Wiring Woes

    So, I've been hacking away at a running layout the last two weeks. Frustrating, but got it done. I don't love how I did the wiring installation, wires tend to go everywhere. I have a spoke and wheel setup, which isn't conducive to clean wiring that I have yet to discover. Each hub is a 6 point distribution block out to the feeders and the point motors. Since each hub is roughly in the middle of it's area, there are wires everywhere. If I keep thinking about it, I might get to a way to make this ...
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  2. Wholesale layout changes

    So, as I've been going on, I have realized the original design did allow for reversing, but it took some work and didn't allow to continuous run anything. So, I'm ripping up a lot of the layout to fix that. I've got a new design, including a new Anyrail file to show what I've changed. At a minimum, the two reversible loops (orange/yellow) are now able to be used as a larger continuous run. The trick will be to use block detection so that when a train enters one of the loops, the turnouts are triggered ...
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  3. My roster of freight cars & engines

    Attached are 2 rosters I created in pdf format. One is for freight cars and the other is for engines with or without DCC. I used Yard Office, a commercial database designed for model railroaders. There are 2 HO boxcars & 1 O gondola in the list. Sometimes I show others the size of these versus N-scale.

    -Dennis
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