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O Scale Winter-Spring 2009 Progress


During Winter-Spring 2009, the GSMRM O Scale group has continued work on the scenery area between Midway and the Zenith yards. During one of our Saturday work days we added rock castings along the entire area. Texturing and foliage work is now progressing. The new siding from Midway track 28 up to the oil refinery is operational. The Mideay Union Station and other factory buildings have been installed. Midway is nearing completion!

Infra red train detection for improved dispatcher control have been installed along the Midway block 9 reverse loop (this area now blocked by scenery). Four additional track cleaning cars with floating abrasive pads were custom built to improve our operations.

Work on the On3 scenry has also continues with most of the visible areas now plastererd and some textureing and tree work completed. Electrical work in the Palisade division is being completed.

Design work on the computer interface prototype (OSCI) also continues.
Route relay boards are installed on the Departure panel and all Departure yard track routes can be selected with panel push buttons ( or via OSCI after accessory control boards added). We have a new Intel Pentinum 4CPU PC for OSCI - donated by Jeff Heller.

Work on the O Scale Interurban layout has been restarted. A control panel and power supplies have been installed and one trolley loop is operational (no overhead yet). Additional wiring and turnout motor installation is underway. --
Jeff Rowe, O Scale TrainMaster

The O scale public and member web sites have been reworked. 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-Winter-Spring 2009

Rowe at work on upper Midway webbing
Rowe at work on upper Midway webbing
It was a cool 41 today- Dec 26 2008.
Route Board Depart-East
Route Board Depart-East
Refer to wire diagram for construction details and parts list.
Sat Work Day 16 Jan 2009
Sat Work Day 16 Jan 2009
Plaster work along Midway-Zenith Yard
Sat Work Day 16 Jan 2009
Sat Work Day 16 Jan 2009
Plaster work along Midway-Zenith Yard
Sat Work Day 16 Jan 2009
Sat Work Day 16 Jan 2009
Plaster work along Midway-Zenith Yard
Rock work and bridge detail (Heller)
Rock work and bridge detail (Heller)
Depart east yard pushbutton control (13Feb09, Rowe)
Depart east yard pushbutton control (13Feb09, Rowe)
Operation is pretty straight forward: namely, push the button for the desired yard track and all turnouts will set for that track. No need to push buttons for turnouts in between. The picture shows the route set for track 12a.
Feb 20 workday.
Feb 20 workday.
Bob Brown, Harry Critchfield, Jim Dox on the plaster line.
Preparing castings of warehouses for Midway Union Station
Preparing castings of warehouses for Midway Union Station
Model based on Denver Union station as modeled in Scale Rails, April, 2007.
Midway Union Station build Feb-Mar 09
Midway Union Station build Feb-Mar 09
Fronts and rock work cast from rubber molds
Midway Union Station build Feb-Mar 09
Midway Union Station build Feb-Mar 09
One side section painted.
Center section of Midway Union Station
Center section of Midway Union Station
Rockwork added around main windows
Center section Midway Union Station build Feb-Mar
Center section Midway Union Station build Feb-Mar
Door works
Interurban Panel installed 26 Feb 09 (Rowe)
Interurban Panel installed 26 Feb 09 (Rowe)
Feb 20 workday.
Feb 20 workday.
We concentrated on rock castings along upper Midway.
Spring cleanup day 21 March 09.
Spring cleanup day 21 March 09.
Bob Brown and son Casey (visiting from Hawaii) cleaning our picnic area.
Spring cleanup day 21 March 09.
Spring cleanup day 21 March 09.
Jim Dox and Mark Francis collecting ballast for O Scale!
On3 watertank by Mark Francis.
On3 watertank by Mark Francis.
Rob Fassano - O Scale Apprentice March 2009
Rob Fassano - O Scale Apprentice March 2009
Installing switch motor under interurban layout
Jeff Rowe adding finishing detail on Midway Union Station.
Jeff Rowe adding finishing detail on Midway Union Station.
The station was inspired by the Denver Union Station.
Midway Union Station install 9 Apr 09
Midway Union Station install 9 Apr 09
Train sheds and another station track to be added.
Midway foilage work, May 2009
Midway foilage work, May 2009
Bob Brown, Harry Critchfield are doing this area.
Harry Critchfield working on Midway tunels, May 2009
Harry Critchfield working on Midway tunels, May 2009
Jeff Heller installing skirting on the O Scale layout.
Jeff Heller installing skirting on the O Scale layout.
OSCI Intel Pentium PC with Windows XP- donated by Jeff Heller  June 2009
OSCI Intel Pentium PC with Windows XP- donated by Jeff Heller June 2009
OSCI Intel Pentium PC 4CPU 3.4GHz 2.0GB Ram with Windows XP 2002 Service Pack 3- donated by Jeff Heller June 2009 Shown at Rowe's workshop running the SP GP9 5784 with a s/w throttle in lower left corner of screen. Screen shows Departure and Passenger yard panels and a throttle window.
OSCI Intel Pentium PC with Windows XP- donated by Jeff Heller  June 2009
OSCI Intel Pentium PC with Windows XP- donated by Jeff Heller June 2009
OSCI Intel Pentium PC 4CPU 3.4GHz 2.0GB Ram with Windows XP 2002 Service Pack 3- donated by Jeff Heller June 2009 Shown at Rowe's workshop running the SP GP9 5784 with a s/w throttle in lower left corner of screen. Screen shows Departure and Passenger yard panels and a throttle window.
 
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