Jan 8, 2009

Wiring wiring wiring...

Wow - I guess it's been a while since I updated this blog, eh?

What time I've had for trains has been spent in the basement, crawling around under the layout, running wiring. Lots and lots of wiring... not the most exciting work in the world, but it's needed infrastructure for everything else.

Lots of soldering - there's been a pile of feeders to drop from all the added track. Then, running block wiring for from all of the new track that I laid in the fall - the Ridgway yard, all of Telluride, a number of spurs, and all of the passing sidings. I've also been working on 5v and 12v power supply busses, for block detection and turnout-motor power.

Telluride, Vance Jct, Rico, Hesperus, Dolores, and Ophir have their wiring complete, at for the track that exists in each (Rico and Dolores have a bunch of track to add yet - the others are done). The large yard at Ridgway is still looming.