Show us your work station or test track area, I built mine useing recycled and discarded materials only but that is not a criteria . I want to see what your work space/test track are looks like and any suggestions for making a work area more efficient.
Robert Gilmore: Here's a pic of my "work station" which is actually my workshop. I still need to put up shelves which will clear the bench tops. The lathe is in the "machine room" which doubles as the laundry room.
Vern Ehlke: Thanks. The mess tends to ebb and flow with projects. I'm currently trying to switch to Linux, so I've added another pizza box workstation next to the current Windows XP unit. I have both XP and Ubuntu able to talk to the Arduino.
marty makarick: I have not been on in a while , a lot of things were going on in my life and to be honest I lost intetest in everything. Feeling better now, although the changes in my life are not what I would have chose. Last night was the first time I did any modeling... more I have not been on in a while , a lot of things were going on in my life and to be honest I lost intetest in everything. Feeling better now, although the changes in my life are not what I would have chose. Last night was the first time I did any modeling in over 5 months. painted an SW1200 to match a photo, the job turned out not quite as good as I had wanted. Oh well , glad I used acrylics so I can do it over.
I wanted to add loco detection to my layout but instead I am going to make my own using balluff proximity sensors and lots of leds so I got a few sensors from work so will let you know how it goes
Ok you 'proto' freaks out there. I have dilemma. I love the NS and the MRL locomotives. The issue...NS is very rare in the NW and MRL as I am sure doesnt exist anywhere outside of the area of the NW(I have yet to see one in Idaho). I would love to make a Appalachian scene. I would even enjoy a Rocky Mountain scene. The only issue I truly run into..We dont have very many cities in the NW excluding Portland/Vancouver, Seattle/Tacoma and the flat cities of Boise/Bozeman/Billings. I would love to incorporate a NS/MRL mountain scene with a city scape. How would I do this being "proto-typical?"
round two of the storms this time its totaly worse than last night,tornado sw of wichita heading north to nort east which meens its heading my way. so i guesse i will go down to two the layout and work on trains if i dont go outside and take vids of the storm. so here we go!!!!
I'm finding it harder to focus, so I'm going to be mounting a magnifying lamp on my work station. It's on the same swing-arm mechanism as my desk lamps, so I can just swap one out. I have an Optivisor but I find it makes me nauseous if I move my head too