the time has come for agnother update and post #500
- so it might as well be a LOOOONG one - you have been warned
First up an overview of where I am at with 4 days to go...
Here's a birds-eye view with the SuperH palletmover at Bay A
A closer look at the SuperH awating unloading at Bay A, showing the biff barrier running alongside the SuperH
Here's the Biff Barrier and SuperH across at Bay B.
What's a coat of paint between friends
Now for a closer look at the landings over the Loading Bays:
First up the Meal Room Landing over Bay A
And the Office Landing over Bay B with the Road Controller running the sliding doors for the Loading Bays from the control panel. The LED's give a green indication ONLY when the door at that bay is FULLY OPEN.
Making it all happen are the Sound controller at left, velcro'd to the Train/Door controller and the Randim Load Selector at right indicating a 3 destination for the load.
The plan is to hold the controllers so that you can drive the sounds as required with the left hand while driving the Loading bay doors or Palletmover with your right hand.
The saga of the sliding doors is now almost complete
First up at look at both of them installed behind the backscene as at this evening.
Some of the key electronic bits are visible under the layout.
The grey box at the left contains the Dreamplayer with the 4 soundclips loaded. The white MP3 player and the Dream player feed a passive mixer. The green plug is the output from the mixer box that feeds the speakers under the front of the layout. On the far right, behind the blue cable is the red indicator light on the top of the transformer that powers everything that moves.
And finally to close off - a closer look at the door to Bay A from the rear shown as almost open. The white blob is the top of the striker approching the "Door Fully Open" limit switch at the left. The striker for the " Door Fully Closed" passes above the "Door Fully Open" limit switch. It is just visible above the contact arm on the left limit switch.
I have a sojourn with a soldering iron to straighten up some wiring, add the layout name and we're done
And I still have a couple of days to go
Here ends my #500.