Some rework in the fiddle yard, progress on the mimic panel and the pump house takes shape.
This layout is being developed to give members the opportunity to try out new techniques and learn new skills which they can re-use on their own layouts.
The layout is 4mm scale with two loops and a freight line. The layout can be controlled by analog DC controllers or by digital DCC control.
There are 20+ points on the layout and these are controlled by the CBUS messaging system developed by members of the Model Electronic Railway Group (MERG).
Each week a number of members get together to progress the layout and the postings below summarise what is being done.
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Richard has completed the cottages for the wagon works staff and Malcolm H started the mimic panel tests,
Trains are running again. The inner and outer loops are now tested - one point to be looked at by the permanent way workers.
Only two members working on Purleigh this week. Richard continues to evolve the wagon works and Malcolm H worked on the mimic panel interface to the electrical bits.
The wagon works saga continues, a keypad bezel is printed, the mimic panel wiring is complete and Malcolm C declares the viaduct open.
The wagon works is progressing in leaps and bounds and the track has been relaid on the viaduct.
Bad news for the oldies this week - access to the well is goping to be on hands-and-knees as Malcolm C makes the viaduct a permanent feature. Meanwhile Richard was working on the wagon works and Malcol H on the station mimic panel.
Some work under the board to establish a solid foundation for the viaduct and some thoughts on an alternative means of DC control.