Monday, July 19, 2010

Lessons learned

I found out a couple things today.
  • The BR194 with the old style LCFM motor draws sufficiently enough power to trip the PSX at the 1.27amp setting. The power spikes don't show up nearly as strong on the analog ampmeter I have in the line off the transformer, so they must be quite short, but regular since the trip LED is flickering on the respective PSX as the locomotive travels between power districts.
  • There's enough space around the yard in Emsingen to squeeze in 4 tracks if I pack them quite tightly. Which also means I can pack the 3 tracks I planned for more tightly, and get the clearance I'm looking for near the machine factory in Talheim.

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