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  1. March Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by northmill View Post
    Hello all.
    Wanted to share a few recent updates.

    First of all, I tidied up my wiring underneath. No photos of this, but the two sections are on separate power buses with the car lightbulb for each.
    I finished out the facia, re-did my backdrops, and put a dress on her. This allows my to push it up to the wall like I originally intended and take full advantage of the lights.

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    I got a $5 sand tower house kit at a recent
  2. Phase II Update

    Just started this blog... conveniently you can add forum post with a button. Yay.

    Quote Originally Posted by northmill View Post
    Hello N-Scalers.

    First, want to offer my thanks for all the great suggestions, explanations, support and wisdom from this forum.

    Submitting a long-overdue layout update. In the last part of 22 I finalized Phase 1 and started working on Phase 2. Phase 1 was essentially vignettes from two little towns from my childhood, Murfreesboro and Christiana Tennessee. Mix of early diesel
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  3. Learning how to do scenery

    I've been doing a lot of scenery now that the tracks work correctly. I'm learning a lot fast as I do it too. Even with hundreds of hours of video about how watched, it's still a practice issue. The more you practice, the better you get.

    I added a new locomotive depot/shed with a parking lot and lighting which I think turned out nicely. The shed was the first model I built for my first attempt at a layout 3 years ago, and it's finally in place, albeit, without one of the little ...
  4. Moose warning

    Saw this on one of my discord channels and thought I'd share...

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    Updated 24th Jan 2023 at 05:56 PM by Gary Rowan

    General (as off-topic as you want)
  5. Running two trains at the same time

    I finally got there. Two trains running together and not requiring any user intervention. The outer loop was easy, but the inner loop is two independent reverse loops tied together. To make this work without my activating turnouts, I used the DCCConcepts LM-iD to sense when a train is getting close to the turnout, which then toggles the Cobalt IP Digital which is the turnout point motor. This was the magic sauce. It works great too, and didn't take too long to wire up.

    I got the idea ...
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