Today was a big day work-wise with quite a bit accomplished. Some small detail parts were added to the layout. New addition of the GP10 made by Intermountain was programmed and run through its paces. Some custom made tanks/silos were delivered courtesy of a friend of a friend. Four of these will be used as … Continue reading

On the way….

On the way for delivery Monday is the smart booster from NCE, which as previously noted will allow me to operate with the five throttles I planned and the equal number of locomotives. However, this smart booster will allow the operation of up to ten locomotives. Also on the way in the same order is … Continue reading

Railfanning the Hitop

Today we were out about mid-day headed for the yard office at Dickinson yard to get the lowdown on any trains out and about. While we were talking to the yardmaster, he motioned over to a far track where GP9 7466 was coupling up to its caboose preparing to depart with the Spring Street turn. … Continue reading

Recent work….

Here’s a short update on recent work on the layout expansion. Thanks to a good friend from our local club, the circuit protection for the layout from NCE was installed. The circuit protection is their CP6 unit, which basically protects the PowerCab system from being fried from shorts on the layout. The layout with expansion … Continue reading