Friday, March 28, 2014
Been working on the H2 Target Signal Project now that the CTC system has proved its stability working with the latest expansion project. Progress on the signal construction has been added to the CTC Signaling Project Archive page found here (scroll up from bottom of page and find update 03 / 2014).
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Its getting close to six months again since the last run, but currently running trains to verify all systems for stability so I can send out Crew calls.
So the latest projects were, installing Hampton sky backboards, upper deck fascia install, and some painting. All the shelving and throttle racks at the Yard Offices are painted black now, as well as all the latest fascia sections. Fascias have all but one of the repeaters installed including signal icons and track diagrams. Missing the Egyptian font station names until I get more decal paper to get those printed up (on this weeks to-do list). Sky backboards were painted dark blue for the higher elevations, and a lighter blue for lower elevations. Basically the upper deck will be all dark blue (Klamath Falls thru Oakridge), then the middle and lower decks will be the lighter blue (Hampton down thru Portland).
Here is an overview shot of the latest stage of layout completion: