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Offline Steve Smith

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Model railroading is fun ?
« on: March 13, 2016, 12:53:53 PM »
Spent 4 hours yesterday hunting a short, which took 2 minutes to fix.    Who said model railroading is fun ?

Steve    :rant:

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Re: Model railroading is fun ?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2016, 07:40:29 PM »
Been there, done that, got the T shirt. ::)
So what was it in the end?

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Re: Model railroading is fun ?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2016, 09:58:45 PM »
I bet it was in the first place you didn't look at properly  ::)  ;)  I know that feeling so I feel your pain.  It happens to me regularly when doing loco repairs.

Besides what else would you have done with those 4 hours and 2 minutes? :P

Niel

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Re: Model railroading is fun ?
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2016, 09:00:23 AM »
I relaid track to include a second crossover to improve switching in one of the towns.  In relaying the track, the wiring to an auxiliary switch which switches power to the frog on one of the turnouts was reversed.   Talk about frustration and word choice when I tracked it down !

I spent the rest of the day checking the polarity of all 143 turnouts in the layout, even though I had checked them all before.   

Cheers,
Steve :'(


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Re: Model railroading is fun ?
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2016, 09:00:47 AM »
Been there, done that, got the T shirt. ::)

+1

T-shirt now too small...
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Re: Model railroading is fun ?
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2016, 09:01:48 AM »
Yup, model railroading is fun... >:D >:D
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Re: Model railroading is fun ?
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2016, 09:09:31 AM »

T-shirt now too small...

Whahaha,  :biggrin:

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Re: Model railroading is fun ?
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2016, 12:58:12 PM »
Ai.... That's not good.....
I think we all got stuck with this some or other time.
And I don't even like doing the electrical stuff. So if it breaks I really get depressed  :'(

But it is fixed now, so that is good.
So Steve, when can we see some trains running  :stir:

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Re: Model railroading is fun ?
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2016, 05:51:50 PM »
Got the same T-shirt, but never checked wiring for 143 turn-outs before. Like the endurance!  :thumb:

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Re: Model railroading is fun ?
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2016, 07:05:04 PM »
Ai.... That's not good.....
I think we all got stuck with this some or other time.
And I don't even like doing the electrical stuff. So if it breaks I really get depressed  :'(

But it is fixed now, so that is good.
So Steve, when can we see some trains running  :stir:

Am forging ahead, hopefully we will be able to run the full length of the layout towards the end of Winter.

Cheers.
Steve

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Re: Model railroading is fun ?
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2016, 07:55:09 AM »
That is awesome news  :thumb:
Well keep it up your work is really something to look at  :biggrin: