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    For the reversers I know of you won't want need...

    For the reversers I know of you won't want need any triggers. The reverser senses a short when an engine enters the reversing section and the polarity is not the same as the polarity in the section...
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    Thanks for taking the time to check the work out...

    Thanks for taking the time to check the work out and posting the warning.

    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/UP%20Canyon%20Division/22-07-30%20Back-Drop%20Pt%202-11.JPG

    I went out and checked it out....
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    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/RR-misc/22-08-07%20Re...

    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/RR-misc/22-08-07%20Rev%20Loop-1.jpg

    I believe that if you isolate the rail where the red lines are above you only need one auto-reverser. Wire the rest of the layout...
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    Backdrop Part 2:

    Moving back to the backdrop..........

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/cache.php?img=http%3A%2F%2F1fatgmc.com%2FRailRoad%2FUP%2520Canyon%2520Division%2F22-07-30%2520Back-Drop%2520Pt%25202-1.JPG
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    Looks great!! Love the weathering and attention...

    Looks great!! Love the weathering and attention to detail that you have done.

    If one has a 3D printer I have some....
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    Elevator Section Part 9:

    Done about all I can on the elevator section until I get the upper level in and start laying track to, from and on the elevator. I've got it down to where it has no sudden movements or stops at the...
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    Elevator Section Part 8:

    Time to build a platform to lift the 'lift bucket' with. I didn't want to use the handle on the bucket as it didn't seem like a good long term option. I also wanted to get the bricks out of the lift...
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    Very nice work. Love the detail such as the...

    Very nice work. Love the detail such as the water stains going down the rock face. Time for you to do a 'how-to', video or otherwise. I'd love to see it,

    Sumner
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    Elevator Section Part 7:

    I'm actually a lot further along on the elevator section that what it appears. The next three pages actually all happened before the side supports, the control panel and the start of the backdrop on...
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    Backdrop Part 1:

    Before I moved the foam board where the upper level tracks are to be located I wanted to get the backdrop in and maybe somewhat painted so I wouldn't have to do that over lower level tracks. The...
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    Main Yard Control Panel Part 1

    Took a break from layout construction and worked some on a problem I've been laying awake thinking about when I wake up a 3 am.
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    Finished up the side supports minus the track...

    Finished up the side supports minus the track elevator area. I've also come along quite a ways on the elevator and I'm happy with how it is operating. I'll try and get more up on where it is at in...
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    Nice work on the curved turnouts. I've made a...

    Nice work on the curved turnouts. I've made a few and need to make another one now (18" & 15" radius). They can help in giving one more room.
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  14. The use of the monitors is very innovative and...

    The use of the monitors is very innovative and exciting to follow :). Keep the pictures coming.

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/cache.php?img=http%3A%2F%2Fstudio460.com%2Fimages%2FLGtest1.jpg
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    Side Supports: I was going to put in side...

    Side Supports:

    I was going to put in side supports where the layout extends out past the main framework a long time ago but the small 1 X 2's that are attached to the lower level plywood really...
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    Track Plan and Laying Out Track Centerlines: ...

    Track Plan and Laying Out Track Centerlines:

    After getting all the 1” foam board laid down on the lower level I wanted to mark the track centerlines for most of the layout. First for the lower...
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    Nice progress Pete. Appreciate all the work you...

    Nice progress Pete. Appreciate all the work you are doing with DCC++ in addition to sharing this,

    Sumner
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    I might be missing something but are you aware...

    I might be missing something but are you aware that the reversing loop only operates in one direction unless you back through it to reverse again. For instance if you leave the main yard in a...
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    No shame in that :) and probably a great plan. I...

    No shame in that :) and probably a great plan. I start and stop stuff all the time.

    Sumner
  20. Have you looked at DCC++ EX...

    Have you looked at DCC++ EX?

    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/DCC/22-03-30%20DCC++EX%20WiFi-4.jpg

    You can get into it for under $100. Is small and can be portable. You can have built in WiFi...
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    Coal Mine Scenery Ideas....

    I've spent many, many hours designing and then printing the coal mine complex and still have some more printing and lots more painting, gluing and other assembly before it is done. It sits pretty far...
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    Elevator Section Part 6: Time to move the...

    Elevator Section Part 6:

    Time to move the track elevator into the layout. This took a day (my days are now 4-6 hours max).
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    Got the track elevator moved into the layout...

    Got the track elevator moved into the layout proper today and happy about the results. I think it might work. Won't say for sure until I see a train load on it and exit on/off both levels. I'll...
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    Thanks for the input. This step in the process...

    Thanks for the input. This step in the process was mainly to see how the added weight of the track surface was going to effect things so no damping on either the up or down stops. After the video I...
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    Nice install in a small loco. The larger ones...

    Nice install in a small loco. The larger ones will now seem really easy.

    I've used a number of TZ126T's and like them and have some still in my stock that I'll install but have also installed...
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