Friday, October 20, 2017

Update on the Battle Mountain section

The bench work for the 8 foot long Battle Mountain section was completed at the end of August.  Since then the track plan was finalized, Fast Tracks turnouts built, cork roadbed and track laid, and now wiring and turnout controls have started.

This is a view of the track layout at Battle Mountain.  There will be a siding on the west bound track long enough to accommodate any train that fits in the staging yard.  And there will be 4 industries served from the west bound track. The eastbound track runs through at a slightly lower level as it's not part of the same scene.

The space under the module is getting filled with wiring and controls. Manual Push / Pull turnout controls are being built and installed on each of the 6 turnouts.  More on that in a future post.

Again I am doing all of this work prior to installing the section into the layout as it is so much easier this way.

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