Over the last couple of years I have watched 'many' How-To/DIY videos. Most of them are slow/boring. They give equal weight/time to every step in the process. They make lots of magical cuts with saws, lathes, welders, whatever, giving no explanation why cut there or at that angle. And finely you find out what "clever" thing they were making. Instead of videos, my approach is lots of step wise pictures and text that can be studied/read/skipped at your own speed.
To finish needed mill work on the semaphore bracket arm, I got the rotary table centered, the jig lined up with the mill axis and ready to start work. This will take a while. I am spending 20-30 minutes to finish up each arm. Only have 56 to finish.
This week's lesson learned:
If you have several copies of something to make, make one and put it together before you start making parts for the others. Saves lots of kludgy "as build" changes.
Because of the Arduino failure back in Jun-Jul I had to:
Loaded the 36 sensor definitions into the Arduino. These are the ones monitored by the Arduino Base Station (2).
Loaded the 2 Base Station outputs that control the relays reversing the two blocks of track.
Loaded the 12 turnouts and 9 smart routs into the Base Station. More testing.
Continue checking the turnouts loaded before, found I need to fix turnout #5.