Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Hours spent burning my fingertips with a soldering iron have finally paid off: Locomotives can finally move under their own power through the switches at the center of the layout.


They can move through two of the switches, anyway. The two that matter. After my fingers heal, I’ll have to wire two more switches to get the locos to go up the outside tracks. Right now they can only go up the middle track under their own power and I have to push them with a finger to the outside tracks. Even so, I’m geeking out watching one locomotive, and then the other make their way almost all the way around the layout as I man the throttle.

progress again | 6:16 pm CDT
Category: entertainment, hobby, LoCo Rwy, play
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  1. 1 Auntie Susan said at 8:45 pm on March 3rd, 2013:

    WOW! Amazing! I know one little cousin that would love to watch those engines go! Let me know when you are up and running!

  2. 2 Dave said at 10:15 pm on March 3rd, 2013:

    You’ll be the first to know … but it might be a while yet. The next stretch of track to be built is the most complicated.

  3. 3 B said at 6:20 pm on March 4th, 2013:

    And just look at all those dangerous tools! However will we childproof the basement?! :-)

  4. 4 Dave said at 7:20 pm on March 4th, 2013:

    “Childproof?” Whatchoo talkin bout?