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O Scale Summer-Fall 2010 Progress

We had a very successful run season this year. Most of the operational issues dealt with mal-functioning equipment, a few minor electrical problems, and towards the close of the season, turnout motor and contact problems. Thanks to all our members for their participation in building, maintaining and operating the layout! Next year should see additional layout improvements even more successful operations.

During Summer-Fall 2010, the O Scale team continued work on the re-tracking of the diesel service yard adjoining the Midway Engine Terminal. There are now inbound, outbound and turntable tracks controllable from either the Midway Engine or Diesel Yard panels. Trackside platforms and lights were installed along the diesel service tracks and four sanding towers also added. An industry building is ready to add to the new Midway industrial spurs. Signals were added for the Zenith block 11-12-16 turnout area. The Zenith turntable is now motorized. Additional scenery framing work on the south mountain continues.

Interurban: A control panel was built and installed for the Churchill yard area and interchange to SFW.

On the Euerka & Empire On3 layout, work progressed on the lower Eureka yard including laying and ballasting the yard trackage, adding several buildings, wiring the yard tracks and turntable, and adding control panels. The Eureka station and warehouse buildings for two industries from the SFW were installed.

All of the X10 wireless surveillance cameras have now been replaced with high resolution wired cameras. These all feed into a 16-port video multiplexor switch from which they can be grouped, sequenced or combined for output to video monitors in the control areas. A flat panel display and four-port video switch was added for Midway operators.

Among our upcoming Winter projects will be to rebuild the Arrival west ladder with #8 turnouts and extend the yard tracks.

--Jeff Rowe, O Scale TrainMaster

The O scale public and member web sites have been updated. Take a look at http://www.gsmrm.org/o_scale/index.shtml or http://www.gsmrm.org/members/o_scale/.

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--Pictures by Jeff Rowe unless otherwise noted.

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O Scale Progress-Summer-Fall 2010

Churchill yard and Traction Freight House
Churchill yard and Traction Freight House
Eureka yard 4 June 2010
Eureka yard 4 June 2010
Interurban Panel
Interurban Panel
Zenith Block 15 curved bridge sag  4 June 2010
Zenith Block 15 curved bridge sag 4 June 2010
Churchill Diesel Yard Panel interior
Churchill Diesel Yard Panel interior
Churchill Diesel Yard Panel
Churchill Diesel Yard Panel
Eureka yard on 17 June 2010.
Eureka yard on 17 June 2010.
Eureka yard station on 17 June 2010.
Eureka yard station on 17 June 2010.
Video cams at Post Rd.
Video cams at Post Rd.
Rod and linkage control of diesel yard turnouts.
Rod and linkage control of diesel yard turnouts.
Jeff Rowe working on rod and linkage control of diesel yard turnouts.
Jeff Rowe working on rod and linkage control of diesel yard turnouts.
Mark Francis, Jim Ambrose at Eureka Yard Aug 2010
Mark Francis, Jim Ambrose at Eureka Yard Aug 2010
Mark Francis, Jim Ambrose at Eureka Yard Aug 2010
Mark Francis, Jim Ambrose at Eureka Yard Aug 2010
Oil Rig by Jim Ambrose
Oil Rig by Jim Ambrose
Eureka Yardyard shed by Jim Ambrose
Eureka Yardyard shed by Jim Ambrose
Eureka Yard Aug 2010
Eureka Yard Aug 2010
Eureka Yard Aug 2010
Eureka Yard Aug 2010
Eureka Yard Aug 2010
Eureka Yard Aug 2010
Zenith block 11,16,12 signal control board
Zenith block 11,16,12 signal control board
Zenith block 11,16,12 signals
Zenith block 11,16,12 signals
Arrival Panel with 4 channel monitor for Passenger yard
Arrival Panel with 4 channel monitor for Passenger yard
Eureka Yard warehouse  by Mark Francis.
Eureka Yard warehouse by Mark Francis.
Shot of ballast work by Mark Francis.
Shot of ballast work by Mark Francis.
Jeff Heller working on south mountain tunnel extension  4 June 2010
Jeff Heller working on south mountain tunnel extension 4 June 2010
South mountain scenery supports by Jeff Heller, Oct 2010
South mountain scenery supports by Jeff Heller, Oct 2010
Signals for blocks 12main, 12 siding into blocks 11 or 16.
Signals for blocks 12main, 12 siding into blocks 11 or 16.
Signals for blocks 16 into 12main, 12 siding.
Signals for blocks 16 into 12main, 12 siding.
Cantilever signal bridge for block 6 east to block 7, Oct 2010, Rowe.
Cantilever signal bridge for block 6 east to block 7, Oct 2010, Rowe.
Signals for Midway blocks 6main, 6 siding into block 7.
Signals for Midway blocks 6main, 6 siding into block 7.
Robin Graham working on Interurban overhead. 22 Oct 2010.
Robin Graham working on Interurban overhead. 22 Oct 2010.
 
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