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Monday, 30 September 2019

Staging Deck wiring schematics...

Things have been a little quite on the layout front over the past month.  We have been doing some more renovations on our home, including a full kitchen renovation that has been taking up most of my free time.

Today I began designing the Staging Deck wiring schematics for an upcoming article.  They can be quite complex to map out but I think they help a lot of people see what is required to make everything work, hopefully they will give some modellers the confidence to tackle some more complex layout wiring.

The schematic below explains how the additional NCE PB5 - Booster has been added to the layout and now powers the Staging Deck.  Importantly it shows the booster case screw ground wire, between both boosters, that is required for the detection on the Staging Deck to work with the Standalone - LocoNet, JMRI and Panel Pro.



Jas...

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Changes to the Shippensburg Classification Yard...

Over the past week I have been working on the changes to the Shippensburg Classification Yard.  After our last ops session it was clear that in order for the staging deck to work properly I needed to make the classification yard a little bigger, and more flexible.

Below are the changes that are currently being made:



The yard will have both westbound & eastbound storage tracks and also a longer yard lead from Harrisburg (South), this has now been extended to the south side of the Susquehanna River bridge, which has also been widened to a double track truss bridge.


The southern entrance to the yard lead now exits the via a #7 curved turnout before the Rutherford Yard turnout and will allow a much longer yard lead for cutting cars.


More soon...

Jas.