Friday, October 29, 2010

Progress Report 10.29.10

Installed a total of 7 more slide switches today including three more difficult ones.  Drilled the holes and soldered feeder wires to 20 more slide switches that are now ready for installation.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Progress Report 10.28.10

Purchased some new drill bits today.  Installed eight more slide switches.  Completely destroyed the throw bar on one of the turnouts for the crossover in Blue Island.  That switch will have to be replaced unless I can find a work around.  I'm not happy about that at all.

I really hate slide switch installation!  :-(

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Progress Report 10.27.10

Well, Stella got her groove back.  I worked on slide switches tonight installing nine slide switches. 

Slide Switch Progress Report
Rock Island West & East end installed
Bureau West End (East End will have a tortoise)
Bureau Industrial Trackage
Stockdale West & East end installed
Stockdale Industrial Trackage
Joliet CB&Q Storage Track
Joliet CB&Q Junction
Joliet West & East end installed
Joliet Grain Co

Remaining main/siding turnouts requiring slide switch installation (before op session)
Davenport - 2x Industrial Leads
Davenport Yard Ladder - 9x Yard Ladder
Rock Island - 1x Industrial Lead
Joliet - 3x Industrial Leads
Blue Island - 3x Siding, Crossover
Blue Island - 4x Industrial Leads
Both Staging Yards

The sad news is that my one super small drill bit broke tonight.  This will severely hamper progress until replaced.  I can't drill the holes in the throw bar nor can I drill the holes in additional slide switches.