Thursday, May 29, 2014

The ROCK 3.0: Progress Report 05.29.14

This evening, I completed wiring up the signal control board for Utica.  See photos below.

The board with all the wire connections.

The Utica Panel Signal Control Panel.

We have lights!

A side profile of the BLMA Double Track Signal Bridge.

Clear signal, track one!

It's really hard photographing these LEDs.
Stop signal at Utica.

Clear signal, Utica.

I decided to change up the signals some.  Below are updated control board diagrams with notations.

Utica Signal Board - A dummy signal will be placed at East Utica as you can't see the signal too well with out bellying up to the layout and knocking down half of Ottawa Yard.  The control board will have the rotary switches installed in case this changes in the future.

West Ottawa Board - In the future, a crossover will be added with signal on the mainline at West Ottawa.  I updated the board to include it, although it might be a while before it is installed.

East Ottawa Board - I added the second Arrival/Departure track to the diagram and appropriate signals.  The dummy signal westbound on the right side of the CB&Q will not be used (moving to Utica).  I added a dwarf signal for inbound into the yard.  Crews will need to request the signal into the yard when ready to return.


  1. Steven, the signals add an awesome touch. You could even do a central panel to control all heads. That would be way cool.
    That is the best part, building something by yourself and seeing it working as planned. Keep up the awesome work!!!

    1. Thanks Greg! I'm really happy with the signals. I look forward to adding the remainder signals in the near future. :-)

  2. Gotta love Eye Candy!
    Those signals look waaaaay cool!!!
    Good job there buddy!

    1. Gracias Senor! I have only been talking to them to you forever!!! :-)