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September '16
This page describes work accomplished on the new TMRC layout during the month of September 2016, as taken from the descriptions posted to the club mailing list.
September 03

Prajwal has deserted the chalets and glaciers of Switzerland for a few weeks, and of course the first thing he did at TMRC was get his European trains out.
They work as well as they ever did. Howard avoided getting involved.
What this shows is John P's brilliant fix of the computer display, which allowed it to show the full diagram on the screen. What was required was to restart the computer in "KDE Plasma" mode and not Gnome.
We were hoping to have an operating session with lots of new students. There were some visitors, and trains did run. Alex was host.
Prajwal got the full display working.
The visitors were duly impressed.
John T brought in his excellent new model, a Chinese-prototype locomotive which he bought on his recent trip to China.
It ran extremely well, and psitons did not deter it. There is also a Japanese caboose in this picture.
The visitors enjoyed a game of Tetris, especially as all the buttons now work properly.
This is John P's new 3-D printed switch machine in action.


September 28

David Lambeth made his annual visit from the West Coast Shops, this time with the lift bridge for the Wattahack River, which he's assembled over the last few months. It's made from a kit produced by Custom Model Railroads Inc.
He made a mechanism to operate it too.
Then David, Bill and John P had a discussion about the design of Sawyer, on the upper level.
It seems as if we have room for Bill's model of "Marla Miller" (based on a real building in Acton MA). This model dates from around 1970.
John P laid out the proposed tracks in tape. The interchange track can hold 4 cars, just barely.
This is the diamond crosing, where the Central Vermont, if that's what we call it, will cross over. There's room for a Union Station with platforms on both railroads.



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