Dean’s been back in touch with a video of pics on his N scale turnouts:
This is the third part in his series (you can see the last one here).
“Al, here is the third video on my construction of the Scenic Ridge railroad layout.
This video deals with switches (turnouts or points) and switch (turnout or point) machines.
The first photo shows the control panel with four Atlas controllers mounted on a Masonite sheet drilled to fit the three-gang electrical box which holds it.
The second photo shows the electrical box which has been cut down to 1 inch deep.
In the next photo I show the box glued into the front support panel of the layout with Liquid Nails adhesive. You can also see some of the telephone wire and connectors I use to interface the control board to the switch machines.
Finally, here is an overall view of the layout under construction as of this video.
I appreciate all the comments and viewings I get from your readers.
“For the ones who wanted know how I made the cactus, I bought the arms at Hobby Lobby. Carved the trunks out of balsa wood and painted them from desert pictures.
More to come about the T&SRR.
Now on to Dave:
Moved to France 3 years ago and had to start my layout all over again!
It’s 00 with an upper level 009 circuit for some added interest.
Still a lot of wiring to do but got trains moving so feels like it’s all coming together.
Here are some shots for you.. keep up the good work.
A big thanks to JW, Dave and Dean.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming because it’s awfully thin on the fround this end.
And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide if you want to stop dreaming and start doing.
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