Favourite Photos...

Favourite Photos...
Reading Lines GP35 #3647

Middletown, Pa

Thursday 30 July 2020

Making Programming Easier...

When your programming signal logic, blocks & configuring turnouts in PanelPro, it can become a real pain going between the layout & dispatch office to check, especially running one up.

TeamViewer is a program that allows your monitors to be mirrored & control the computer via the internet.

I now have the ability to use the laptop in the layout, and do programming on the spot.

This would have been very handy three years ago, and would have saved quite a few hours just moving backwards & forwards between the dispatchers desk & layout.


Monday 27 July 2020

The ACY arrives on the Reading...

Recently I received another shipment from my great friend Alan, who ships all my USA - eBay purchases to me here in Australia.

Amongst the box of goodies, was a shared interest that Alan and I both have.  An Athearn ACY 50' Box car.

Alan models the Akron Canton & Youngstown Railroad, we both have this boxcar on our layouts now.  It fits perfectly into my era, and even came with ACI plate already installed.

Alan even provided a prototype picture of the very car in 1979.  Going to be hard to replicate that much grime when its time to weather it...


Tuesday 21 July 2020

MRH Article - Upgrading an Athearn Switcher...

Latest article completed for Model Railroad Hobbyist (MRH) on how I upgraded an Athearn SW1500 Switcher.

Installed a LokSound - Select Direct Decoder, ESU - Power Pack mini, upgraded to 0402 LED's, and fixed a common power pick up issue.

Upgrading an Athearn Switcher - MRH - July 2020

MRH Article - Building a Helix & Staging Deck - Part 2...

Latest article completed for Model Railroad Hobbyist (MRH) on how I built my Helix & Staging deck.

The article is on Running Extra which is a pay per view read (about $1.50 USD).

Building a Helix & Staging Deck - Part 2 - Running Extra - June 2020