Sunday, June 27, 2010

Hanging Overhead Loop - Part 5

I spent about 3 days getting the gaps in and then the wiring to the holding loops. You can see the yellow gaps in the first picture and the wiring to the harness that drops down to the future location of a panel in the second picture.
After that was done, I wired all the switch machines with an 18 gauge wire as well. Now, the wiring hangs from the track waiting for the roadbed to reach it from the continuation of the branch. That may take several months as I have to design and build the yard to bring the track around below so I can then place the branch over the top.
Thus, the overhead is now done, except for some sort of detection circuit or TV circuit. I have just finished placing the ceiling tiles back in place. That took a lot of time as I had to back out each holding rod and then place the tile. After that was done, I had to make a hole for the rod and then thread it back into place while leveling the loop. It took about 8 hours to do the whole loop.
In the last picture, you can see that I have started putting the homasote on the lower hidden track and am getting ready to lay that so I can build above it. The branch is in the distance awaiting more right of way becoming available. I have begun pulling wire so I can build some panels for that section.
I am very happy to be done with the overhead loop as that took 4 months.

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