Benchwork continues…#3

I finally worked out the logistics of the semi-permanent section of the benchwork over the window. I cut the wall sections and added in blocks that can be unscrewed to make a 4 foot section removable should I need to access the window should it need maintenance of some sort. Only the upper deck would come out as the lower deck is at a height that is lower than the window. As I mentioned because of this I had to move the bridge scene farther into what was the Duluth yard than I wanted it.

The back corner benchwork finished.
The back corner benchwork finished.
The window area with the removable section in view.
The window area with the removable section in view.

As far as wiring goes I added in plugs to the lighting string, which because it’s nothing more than a extension cord with lights wired into it would seem pretty basic, it took awhile for me to figure it out and wrap my head around it. When I did it was a “aha” moment as well as a “duh” moment. As far as the rest of the wiring goes I will have to add in terminal blocks for the DCC buss, switch wiring and lights. I prefer to keep connections to a minimum in wiring, but unfortunately this is unavoidable.

Plugs to disconnect the light string.
Plugs to disconnect the light string.

And last, but not least, is a closer view of the bridge scene. Why is it a big deal? Because at this point it helps to have things that shows you where you’re headed as you push ahead with the benchwork.

the future harbor entrance bridge scene.
the future harbor entrance bridge scene.

 

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