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Recent Events and Projects
Completed Projects (2020)
1. Added 3 boosters to HO layout [1/2020]
2. Replaced Castle Rock turnout with Fast Tracks [5/2020]2020]
3. Installed carpet in HO main room [6/2020]
4. Rebuilt D Yard base, track and rewired (S Curves issues) [7/2020]
5. Completed documenting and speed matching 29 consisted loco pairs [5/2020]
6. Completed major repair on Summit Wye turnout track issue [6/2020]

Major Projects (2020-2021):

1. Install waterheater [7/2020]
2. Install two Roadway Crossing light controllers [7/2020]
3. Add three AC meters for new DB150's in DCC power frame [7/2020]
4. Split Hon3 layout to separate Booster [7/2020]
5. Complete upgrade of Upper Level signaling system [9/2020]
6. Add three circuit breakers to San Bernadino [9/2020]
7. Re-Phase Upper Level tracks to reduce reversing loop and Yard issues with long trains [9/2020]
8. Review additional operational suggestions
9. Complete New Town [Fall 2020]
10. Implement new Scene lighting technology for club
11. Operationally going over all passenger cars
12. Install turnouts: Roundhouse (2), Castle Rock siding (2), Summit Wye(1), Denver & LA staging (4)
 
Upcoming Events
2021 Operating sessions: Planning  (Bob Slusser)

2021 Clinic Schedule: Nov 2020 (Lee Dobyns)

2021 Annual Train Show: Feb 20-21, 2021 (Jim Morse)

  2019 Completed Projects
  1. Added many LED lights to N scale layout.
  2. Completed D Yard staging 2/15, C Yard 3/26 and Plexiglass covers in June.
  3. Added Raspberry PI Wi-Fi Throttle system.  Apr
  4. Removed existing door for Dispatcher room and opened rear door into N Scale area, relocated throttles and chargers to outside wall and changed corner wall shape. May
  5. Cleaned Dispatcher room, scraped obsolete equipment, got cabinets back into room.  Aug
  6. Added boxes and wiring for Duplex Receivers to mount on ceiling. June
  7. Added custom mount for Samsung Tablet in Victorville area. June
  8. Added power district to Denver Yard.  Improved Mainline and Track 1 siding.  Aug
  9. Moved 3 ceiling light controls to area below AC controls.  Sep
  10. Replaced failing SIC-24's with Arduino Mega to operate 2 triple turnouts in RI.  Oct
  11. Completed Major Project Planning for 2020 and 2021. Oct
  12. Updated 14 UT4D throttles to latest firmware versions. Nov
  13. Approved project to replace failing SIC24 signal controllers with Arduino Mega's. Oct
  14. Completed design and code development for layout signaling improvements.  Nov
  15. Leveled approach track in North Castle Rock.  Nov
  16. Rewired San Bernardino East crossover turnout frog.  Nov
  17. Reworked all passenger cars (gauge, wheel shorts on metal trucks and trucks).  Oct
  18. Leveled approach track in Castle Rock.  Nov
  19. Reworked all passenger cars (gauge (cars and loco consists), wheel shorts on metal trucks and trucks).  Oct
  20. Speed matched, labeled  and documented all loco consists.  Oct-Nov






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