Signal Maintainer Johnson was out at Putnam St installing the new flashing crossbucks this evening. They appear to be working well, but seem extremely bright. I emailed John at Azatrax to see if NJ International changed their LEDs. I'm using the factory installed resistors, but will need to add an additional one to tone these lights down. Otherwise, the crossing signals work great at Putnam Street and Mill Street. It's cool to see both working at the same time. The crossing signals with no gates is a better solution in this area as trains are often going back and forth through the area. Crossing signals with gates take more time for the servo motors to operate the gates.
Here is video of a train traversing the Putnam Street crossing. The new flashing LEDs on these crossing signals will burn your retina!
- Complete farm fields and scenery around Franklin Farms.
- Complete scenery around the foreground of Ottawa Yard.
- Construct LOF Plant #5 (building flat) and #7 buildings including piping between the structures.
- Add trees across the layout.
- Speed match locomotives.
It's not a lengthy list to complete this time, but should keep me busy before the next op session.