April 2007 Progress

Installing decoders


This month I've Been switching over to DCC, specifically CVP's Easy DCC system.

Modifying and painting the Y-1 Electrics

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Painting the Z-1s

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Juice Jacks on the layout

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Y-1 5016, in the Original colors and configuration leads the westboud Empire Builder through Casmere.

The Builder meets The Casacdian which has Z-1 5001 on the point.


Four Z-1s are on the point of a west bound load of apples headed for the port of Seattle and exportation to Asian markets

The extra passes the Cascadian waiting in the hole. It was common practise to put passenger trains in the hole rather than stopping and then restarting heavy tonnage.

The hogger oils around while waiting for the mainline to clear.

X717 brings up the markers of the fruit extra.



5015 and 5017 wait for a westbound that they will assist up the hill.



Three Z-1's lead an eastbound freight.


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