All of the fascia below the table level has been installed and painted.
One section of fascia above the table level has been installed in order
to mount the EasyDCC command station. Drawer hardware has been
purchased for the locomotive programming track to slide under the
fascia below the command station when not being used.
All of the toggle switches for operating the Tortoise slow motion
turnout motors have been installed. These turnouts are either for the
upper level track, or for the two at the lower level in the inner part
of the U. Each motor can be controlled from either side of their leg of
the U, making it convenient for an operator no matter what side he or
she is on.
Beginning construction for Mt. Moxiberg. The funicular can be
easily lifted out for maintenance.
LED indicator lights for turnout aspect have also been installed for
each of these turnouts.
Labels identifying track schematics proved very useful. Muffikon
Süd (for Muffikon south approach) and Därligen Öst
(for Därligen east approach) are shown here.
Labels for where the branch is headed are also useful. I have a
connection (Verbindung) that is traversed by passing through turnouts
on the west and east of two points in the layout. In the photo below,
the other leg of the west turnout goes through the Mooshikreuz (a
crossing named for our late cat, Mooshie).
For the three reverse loops, one around Mt. Moxiberg, and the others on
the lower level, I installed 246-PSxAR auto reverse units from DCC
I had one Digitrax DH-140 decoder which I bought second hand with one
of the Re 460 loks. I installed it on a Re 460, and tested out the DCC
system. I'm happy to say everything performed as expected. I have
installed TCS-T1A decoders for the four newest loks I have (all
Roco), and will install the DH-140 in my Ae 6/6 (also Roco).