Welcome to Widow Creek
Modeling the Denver & Rio Grande Western
Marshall Pass Route from Salida to Sargents
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The Drawing Board
Scope of Work
What to Know
Mar 20, 2023
Mar 20, 2023
Mar 5, 2023
Mar 5, 2023
Mar 1, 2023
Mar 24, 2023
Progress, Tips & Tricks
Plan-B: Proper Benchwork & Elevations
Yes, this is a different bench I am building. I ran into many “challenges” by using an old desk for the foundation, and removing that old desk made life much easier!
Switch Machines vs Braces
Mark the vertical plane where your switch machines will be located BEFORE you install your bracing.
This is an NCE DCC command system that will be running 3 Locos on a typical day. The outer loop is the main track power, and the inner loop is a reversing loop and will be fed from its own bus block.
CO Lumber Mill
Scenic Line Ops
Tell us your thoughts, and ideas, or just say "Hi."
Happy to meet you at Plano train show! Looking forward to you coming by
Texarkana in the summer to see the progress on my 8X16 layout.
Always cool meeting new modelers. How’s your layout coming, have you started yet?
I have not considered a modular for a more permanent layout. I love the idea, and my husband and I are rethinking our plans for our basement. Where did you get the corner clamps?
They are on Amazon ( https://amzn.to/3mvKcJg ) and are $28 for a pair or $55 for all 4. I have built many different tables and modules, and these clamps are the best way to get a true corner, especially when working alone.
I’m in a rental and also chose the modular benchwork. It’s much easier to relocate when we buy.
I tried this same Smart Dimmer last year and could not get it to connect with Google Assistant. It works with the Smart Life App only.
Right now, I am working with SmartLife on trying to figure this out. They advertise that this dimmer is Alexa and Google controllable. Alexa sees the device through the SmartLife Skill but reports “Device Unresponsive.” In my last email this morning, SmartLife stated:
I am still determining what a Bluetooth Gateway is, but I am looking into it.
Well, the Smart dimmer, while it does work with the App by itself, it does NOT work with the Virtual assistants as advertised. You need a Wireless Bluetooth Gate device to get it to work. The smart dimmer is a Bluetooth-only device, and something else needs to be the “go-between.” I found a Moes Wireless Smart Gateway ( https://amzn.to/3yvrlAP ) on Amazon that did the trick! Luckily the Moes were in the US, and I didn’t have to wait months; unluckily, there were no directions. But it didn’t take me long to figure it out. If you need help, email me.
Long time since I have seen your name around. Back in your Colorado Springs days. Glad you’re still active.
probably the best website I have seen on a model railroad