The two spur in the back center of the photo are now finished. I have made the frog where they meet at their turnout, but the turnout's rails are next.
However, I decided to first focus on completing the module's "box" itself. Here I am gluing 1/8" Masonite hard board to the exterior of the box.
I cut the ends at a nice 45-degree angle to give a finished look to the module.
Next up are the bus wires. I am installing a pair for the DCC track power, a pair for the 12-volt accessories line, and a pair for the 3-volt Tortoise switch machines' power. I prefer 3 volts because the Tortoise moves very slowly and makes little to no noise. Both the 12- and 3-volt bus wires were be connected to standard wall-warts.
The blocks are now glued to the under side of the module. All properly labeled.
One end of the bus wires are terminated with some screws.
Each are then routed through the blocks.
Here's the under side view as it stands now.
The feeder wires are connected to the bus wire using suitcase connectors.
At the other end of the module, I installed a barrier strip that connects to each of the bus wires. This provides the power connect to the various power sources.
Everything is now hooked up. I also connected the handful of pieces of rail that I already had installed.
I could then hook up my Digitrax DCC system to the main power bus and watch the engines' headlights light up. I could move them back and forth on the two spurs I have completed so far. Cool!