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Harry

Posts: 166
Post Electrical Work at South Brooklyn
on: March 9, 2014,
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One of my good friends Bruce Temperley who helps me operate the BRHRR also is an Electrical genius here is some of his work on the new section most of the parts are industrial grade.
In one of the photos is a six wheel "Garage Creeper" with extra cushions Bruce lays on that as the benchwork is very low, I bought it cheap at a Auto discount place.
The reason the benchwork is low 36" is because it is going to a three day show when it is finished and I wanted children to be able to see the action to often at shows people have very high layouts resulting in parents holding up kids or worse still not looking at all.
When it comes home it will be restored to it's proper height 49" ready to be installed in the room with the rest of the BRHRR.
Nev.
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Robert

Posts: 338
Post Re: Electrical Work at South Brooklyn
on: March 10, 2014,
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I envy those of you who have friends willing to come work on a layout. Ones who are adept at electrical would be especially beneficial. Unfortunately I fly solo on everything. Nice looking work!

Bob

Harry

Posts: 166
Post Re: Electrical Work at South Brooklyn
on: March 10, 2014,
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Bob.
Yes it is handy to have a friend to help you,(that knows what their doing!) once I was like you did everything and took a while to do it then I met Bruce he didn't have a layout (still doesn't) so he said in return for doing some work on it can I come and use it, I said "you bet mate" that was a long time ago now we are firm friends.
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Harry

Posts: 166
Post Re: Electrical Work at South Brooklyn
on: May 19, 2016,
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We just installed the "Steel Mill" control panel today.
Top right slag tracks (Blast furnace and blower house) next down hot metal tracks (Blast furnace) down further storage track even further down two tracks for the stockyard (ore limestone coke and one more storage track.
Left side car repair tracks next down with all the isolating tracks engine house.
On the far left are the incoming and out going-three tracks.
Guess what it's not a digital layout! Ha Ha.
Soon we will be running trains again. Yippee!
Don't stand still.
Harry.
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Martin
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Post Re: Electrical Work at South Brooklyn
on: May 19, 2016,
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Neat & tidy - I like it. Not digital - good!

There's something distinctly solid about straightforward electrical controls.

Want a balloon?

Harry

Posts: 166
Post Re: Electrical Work at South Brooklyn
on: May 21, 2016,
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We are not into bells and whistles on the Control Panels, lights might look good for the visitor but they don't really improve the operation.
If you were running a four track mainline and ten trains at once they might be handy to show you where everything is but on this Railroad not necessary waste of time and energy.
We need that green light at the top because this panel interchanges with another panel and it's nice to know who has what. The green light on you have control the green light off you don't have control the other panel does. simple.
Harry.

Nev

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