Monday, May 1, 2017

I saw the light-well, almost

Hola Amigos,
This past Saturday saw George, Bernard, John G, Leon and I cut/built/installed the first framework that will support the meter pan for our turntable electrical supply.
It was a hot day and the sun was beating down on all of us while John P worked to install the 2 new batteries in Dinky #398-The yellow-Dashing Dottie.
When all was competed, he invited us into the cab to demonstrate that the electrical system does indeed work, however, we are still a long ways off from starting up the engine itself!
This was good news, never the less.

As for the turntables electrical needs, next week, our electrician Steve Bauer, will be up to make sure that the panel we installed is in the right spot and the conduit from the supply company, PSE&G, will mate up.
I expect to hear that we will need to make some adjustments to this panel.

After this has been approved, we will then install some of the underground conduit heading to the north and will then cut/build/install the second panel frame to hold the 400 amp distribution panel which holds all of the circuit breakers for the ENTIRE YARD !
Yes folks, that's correct-the entire yard will be energized from this 6 foot tall panel box. All of the wiring will go laterally underground as it is the safest course of action for us.

Your thoughts, comments and concerns?

We just keep chugging along.

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