Modelling the E&N in HO Scale in my basement

January 21, 2013

Spent a few hours last night separating bundles of salvaged 12 and 14 gauge wire (thanks Dan!) into appropriate colours, and then got to work installing the remaining pair of PSX-3’s. Lots of screws and nylon spacers getting the boards secure.

Wiring in the things reminded me why I prefer solid wire for these things. And even though it says the terminals are rated to fit a 12ga wire, it only JUST fits, and even then requires a lot of pushing and angling things just so, and that’s not counting the stranded wire frustration. I ended up using 14ga solid wire for the pass-thru connections.

One Response

  1. James Powell

    How is the prep’s for SUPERTRAIN going? (I’m not expecting a layout update…that’d be too much…)

    I’ve been fiddling around with Long Marton, I’ve ended up buying a RR Cirkits Tower 64 to be able to do the next fun bit for it, where I need to drive a bunch of LED’s for a display. (interfacing RR&Co 5.0 with a visual display 30 ft away from the computer the hard way)


    February 10, 2013 at 10:26 pm

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