Test the Electronics

I finally got the first phase of the track, signals, and turnouts wired up. I was able to test out each of the boards. I had trouble with the BDL186 showing the occupied blocks. After a lot of checking I noticed the green network light was not behaving as the other circuit boards did. This…

Finished Laying all of the Track

Yeah ! finished laying the final track tonight.  I was waiting on some Hardboards to finish up the side spurs.  I finally got everything finished and laid out.  Everyone keeps asking me when I will be finished and I tell them in about 3 years and they don’t believe it.  Laying the track is just…

Adding DCC controls to the Locomotives

I have selected 2 ways I want to control my locomotives on the track at the Peachtree City house.  One way is radio control using the RCS system with battery power and the second way is using DCC via track power.  Both have their advantages and disadvantages and my intent is to install both in…