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I think the problem with Amazon is they generally give good service and if they don’t it throws you a bit.

Your wiring is excellent Steve. I tend to start out with good intentions then my mind wanders and all is lost.
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I knew what I wanted to do with the control panel but planning this actually kept me awake last night - but it was worth it.

The panel folds out to allow access to the wiring inside. The bottom panel was salvaged from Shaddeholme.

Image20210412_153030 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr

With the temporary schematic in place there are two possible operating positions, although the fully upright one may need resizing.

Image20210412_153002 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr

Image20210412_153019 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr

And when not in use, it all slides away.

Image20210412_152942 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr
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Far too many skills Steve. Brilliant work. :D :D
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Clever method of keeping things tidy when not is use.
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I’m in awe of your wiring skills - a dark art as far as I’m concerned!
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It’s all a matter of right angles and not cutting corners.
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What a great idea. At least the sleepless night was worth it?
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It matches the hidden workbench on the other side of the shed.
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I'm off to Steve's home to fit a new padlock to the door of his railway room. That should stop him doing too much on the new layout. ;) ;)

As usual Steve, your work is excellent and far too quick!! :o
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I think I’ve got this as far as I can for the time being. Everything has been tested as I’ve gone along so it was reasonably easy to find the one dodgy solder joint on the common bus bar for the point motors. I have one ‘sticky’ motor to sort out - probably an alignment issue.
The wires to the switches will be shortened in due course to tidy things up a bit but that will probably wait until I eventually fit the LEDs and that will wait until I sort out a proper face panel for the board.

At least I can test the layout properly as I work round the wiring of the other boards.

Image2021-04-13_08-15-28 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr

Image20210413_193330 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr

Thank you Brian and others for the positive comments.
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