Sunday, February 24, 2013


"It's ALIVE! Mwhahahahaha"

OK so the prior image looks more dramatic, but here is a more visible look at the control/breaker board. 

I managed to find some old schematics for the TTX power supply and older Powersheilds that I'm using online, and was able to get the DCC system hooked up and running.  All that's left to do is to start hooking up the power bus and cab bus to start running some trains. :)

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Kung Hei Fat Choi! Happy New Year!

Today is the eve of one of the biggest holidays celebrated in our household: Chinese New Year!  On the eve we get together and wish our family and friends "Kung Hei Fat Choi!"  Which translated from Cantonese means "Congratulations and be prosperous!"  If we were living in Hong Kong this would be a 7 day holiday, but alas, it's back to work Monday, though it's great that New Years Day fell on a Sunday this year so we could enjoy it over the weekend. :)  So the house has been cleaned (to rid it of the old dirt of the old year), the food has been cooked and eaten, and family has come together to share this great holiday.

From my family to yours we wish you "Kung Hei Fat Choi! Congratulations and be prosperous!"  May you have a blessed and prosperous New Year.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


I've been working on running some more wire, mainly for the power block control panel and I'm starting to connect the various components for the DCC system.  Frankly, if I took more pictures and posted them, all you would see different would be a few more wires, though some black ones have been introduced now.  Whoopee! 

Marty Mc Guirk's most recent post sums it up nicely.

Ditto Mr. Mc Guirk.. Ditto