Image above captured on the upper deck of the layout where scenery has progressed to some extent...
Shot with Olympus C-750

Welcome to the SP Oregon Division!

An N Scale RR depicting the good old days along "The Friendly".

Sunday, September 16, 2012

More Videos of the Layout, and....

 Now that I have been cruising Youtube and looking at all the SP N scale stuff, I stumbled on another vid of the layout my buddy Vinny digitized while here during a loose ops sess. 
Layout Vid
Looking forward to the next time you can make it out this way again there Vincenzo!

Came across a couple more issues that had gone unnoticed after that heat wave in the garage... on the day of the layout tour.  Had a "sun kinked" rail in the siding at Oakridge where power kept uncoupling.  After a closer look I was able to work the ME 40 flex track back into shape since it hasn't been ballasted there yet.  Resolved it after some further persuasion with a little ACC to hold it in place.  Then there was an electrical short in the staging yard where one of the rails expanded into a frog at a turnout.  I never finished soldering all the rail joints in staging, so some of the short rail sections need to get completed anyhow.  Later experienced another short on one of the Tortoise motor pwr circuits that I was unable to find, until Dan M. eyeballed a wire laying across another where they were soldered to a turnout toggle that controls the Weyerhaeuser plant.  Probably unrelated, but fortunately we weren't doing any switching that day anyhow.  Thanks Dan!

Meanwhile having fun playing with the WiThrottle App to make the I-devices act as throttles.  Originally it was just my kid with the Ipod Touch so I wasn't that interested...  Pretty easy to work with to acquire trains and I like the throttle speed controls....  Good times working on the RR.
More on using your Iphone with the App:

1 comment:

  1. yo jeff
    that was a great fun inspired me to do my prototype