January 28, 2014

January 23, 2014

China Basin Prototype Info

Prototype Track Plan for ATSF China Basin

China Basin switching Layout

Been trying to figure out a switching layout plan which captures China Basin, yet fits in my available layout space.  Here is my latest attempt:

January 19, 2014

January 14, 2014

January 12, 2014

Stopping point

Still cutting gaps

PCB Ties

Ties are cut; gaps need filing.

January 11, 2014

Better mockup

Spent a bit of time working on the templates again this morning.  I think I'm ready to put down the ties:

January 10, 2014

a compressed version of the China Basin Yard

January 9, 2014

One more time

Yet another try to come up with a reasonable representation of the crossing in China Basin.  Might have to try shortening the crossing a bit more...

I think it is getting closer to this:

BTW: The last few nights I confirmed that it definitely have OCD (obsessive crossing disorder):

January 8, 2014

Yet another attempt

Another attempt at splicing the templates..

Messing with templates

Playing with track templates to get a better match for China Basin...  Looks like I need to splice the turnouts and crossing even closer.

January 7, 2014

Two Free-moN Modules become one.

So it turns out when you build a Free-moN module that is wider than it is long, it is a real pain to clamp and level.

A quick solution for me was to take two 12" x 18" wide modules and join them together to form a single Rule-0-Compliant 24" x 18" module:

January 6, 2014

SVL soft-panels for everything…

Chris managed to finish implementing the soft-panels for the entire layout.