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A less than glamorous set of photos highlighting the nuts and bolts of The Hills Line is on tap for today.
First up shows the layout specific lighting installation. I went with T5 Integrated LED strips, which compliment the existing fluorescent fixtures in the space. Overall the space is evenly lit and balanced, but still puts emphasis on the layout.
16 gauge color coded stranded bus wires have been run around the benchwork. It’s considerably easier to install them before the subroadbed is in place, even if I’ll still be crawling underneath to connect the feeders to the bus. Thank heaven for Scotchlock connectors.
And finally, in the “oooo that looks pretty” category, the DCC equipment has been installed and properly mounted. Along with the EasyDCC command station is the ISE ProtoThrottle and JMRI receiver, complete with 3D-printed mounts and holders.
With that, the guts of the layout are finally complete. Now I can move forward to the skin, in the form of roadbed and fascia.
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