Thursday, January 1, 2015

Track is Finished

The 1st day of the new year and the track work and wiring are complete. Next comes planning the sites and the scenery.  Only took five months from the benchwork until completion. At least I have gotten this far; my first two layouts were scrapped before all of the track was down.  It just takes a lot of time to build a train layout and I don't enjoy laying track on cork and adding the ballast.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Switches Installed

The switch at Highbridge (left switch)
With a bit more work, the switches were finally in place.  The left one shown here went in easily while the right switch had a bit of trouble.  The holes through the layers of plywood were not big enough so I had to reach under the board and pull the wires through, redrill the holes and then fish the wires back up.  Then once installed, the LED on the position marker didn't work. Since the switch worked, I didn't bother worrying about the light.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Board #3 Wiring Completed

Good progress has been made over Christmas break. Board 3 is now wired and both boards have been reinstalled on the cabinets. Now comes the job of hooking the wires up to the tracks and installing the tracks on the Inner and Outer Loops, both switches, and Sidings #1 and #2.