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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Tuesday night at the Huff and Puff

Nice to see Gary and Andy come for a visit. As I tried out a Climax I thought the trip on the logging line should be documented.  This engine rankings very well and very slow. My main concern was it's pulling power which was soon relived as it climbed the grade and curves up to the logging camp, very pleased.  Pictures below in reverse order. Next week is meeting and work night.
Arriving at the log dump

Water stop

Made the S curve  and grade through the tunnel 

Climbing the grade up to the tunnel.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Tuesday night at the Huff and Puff

The affine now has a new calendar and track gauge thanks to 2 of our members, thanks. After a boisterous discussion and research in the digitrax manual it was found that a person programming would have to push the program but tomorrow 4 times to program on the mainline,  possible but no likel. So the new program track will have a DPDT,  center off switch to select power from the program feed or the mainline feed. This is so the programmer can test the engine after programming it.
The nights session set up. First trains ran were the log Train,  on the branch line and a mainline Passenger Train. A Lincoln only freight then left Wellington.  Next a branch line mixed freight and a Herons Landing only freight left Elsewhere.  Other trains at the ready were a covered hopper unit train, a first I think and another Lincoln only freight, to be dispatched after the  first one is completed.  These staged trains are trials to test out ideas to relieve mainline congestion.

Staged trains in Elsewhere and Wellington.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Tuesday night at the Huff and Puff May 15, 2018

Nice weather takes a toll on attendance but that makes for less congestion on the layout. Jim was back from his holidays imparting knowledge gained while running with a different train club. Of note was the problems in countered using phones to control trains. This club is experiencing a high rate of loosing control of trains. We will have to think twice about this as we still have problems of our own.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Tuesday night at the Huff and Puff May 1, 2018

After a financial report several projects were worked on.  We received a mounted steam train poster which was hung in our lounge. RF filters were installed at the end of each bus wire which are supposed to reduce voltage spikes. The branch line turntable was worked on, it will be tested soon. Mounting tape was applied to the city backdrop in Wellington. Power wires were run into the office to relocate our programming track, some more equipment is needed to complete this job.
RF filter