No joy ride today

Our electrician was onsite today working on some necessary items and since he was in the neighbourhood I asked him to check the wiring of the train engine electronics. It took a while but by quitting time we had solved all of the issues and the motor ran with the controls. Exciting stuff! After super, I mowed the lawn and did a few other chores before heading back to the shop to work on the train. Batteries were installed, cables run, various controls were hooked up, more brackets were fabricated and I chipped away at a seemingly endless list of various other little things needed before I could fire up the engine. As it got dark it was finally time to lower the body of the engine onto the chassis. I hooked it up to the overhead lift beam and gently lowered the tank and cab into place. I spent another hour bolting it down, fitting more cables and leavers into position and hooking up the cab controls. I was hoping for a test drive tonight but before I was done it was time to head into the house. I had run out of time. The train would have to wait at least another day. Tomorrow is a big day with the loading the first ship into six containers bound for Dubai. Stay tuned...