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Archive for December, 2014

Layout update – tunnel, loco facility trackwork

December 7th, 2014

Quite a productive weekend.  I have added new track across a few of the board joins to make it more reliable – still a few to do, but will result in a lot fewer problems as there will be no large gaps in the track anymore.

I also added the first tunnel supports, ready for the framework.  I’ll be using the tried & trusted method of cardboard strips and plaster cloth to cover the tunnel.

Also added was the first of the boards for the new classification yard and loco facility.  Still a short board to add, then I will be starting work on the staging yard boards – these I will be working on off the layout due to their inaccessibility once in place.

Finally…one more video – this time of a ‘proper’ train doing a test run over the layout to test the new track inserts.

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New video tour…with a twist!

December 6th, 2014

Here is a short layout tour of my Rochelle Intermodal N scale layout.  I was testing a German Deutsche Bahn locomotive for a fellow Seaboard Southern Model Club member.  Not often you will see a non-American loco on the layout, but it was a good chance to test the trackwork and block detection.

Don’t worry…the next video tour will be a ‘proper’ locomotive!

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New track plan & layout page updated

December 3rd, 2014

Just a quick update to say I’ve updated the layout page with the latest layout information, as well as the latest trackplan.

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