Follow along as I continue the build of my N scale model railroad. In this episode I update you on the progress of the Level 1 boards, showing you the current proposed track plan and the plan for modelling the underpasses. Be sure to view my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/chicagosubnscale as […]
LAYOUT UPDATE: Episode 14 – layout build progress update
Follow along as I continue the build of my N scale model railroad. In this episode I give you another brief progress update on my layout build. Be sure to view my Facebook page as I will be adding photos and updates to that as I build my new layout. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chicagosubnscaleInstagram: […]
LAYOUT UPDATE: The missing link…
Finally adding the link between the helix and the first (proper) level of the layout. Need to buy some more nuts and install a few more threaded rods, but liking the result so far.
Productive day today – finished the wiring of my helix and connected it to the Digitrax BXP88 block detector. Successfully ran 2 shuttle schedules using Railroad & Co, testing two locos up and down the helix. Now just to wait for the first baseboard kits to arrive and I can […]
LAYOUT UPDATE: Episode 7 – helix test & track planning
Follow along as I continue the build of my N scale model railroad. In this episode I do a test of the helix using a freight and passenger train, as well as giving an update on my track planning using AnyRail. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to […]
Quick Helix update
Bit of a delay with the next video, but in the meantime the rest of my Kato track has arrived for the helix…so here’s a photo of the first train to the top!! New video out later this week!
HELIX BUILD: Episode 6 – unboxing helix kit
Follow along as I continue the build of my N scale model railroad. In this episode I unbox the laser-cut N scale helix kit, and then progress with the building of this kit. I’ll show you all the steps and explain the process as I build this helix. Be sure […]
Build an N scale Helix in less than 2 hours?!
Yep, it’s possible! This helix took me about 1.5hrs to build, including cutting the base it’s going to be sitting on. Thank goodness for laser-cut helix kits! Build video out soon, hopefully later this week.
What’s in the box?
What’s in the box? Unboxing video coming later this week…the helix has arrived!
LAYOUT UPDATE: Episode 5 – track planning and helix
Following on from my fourth video, in Episode 5 I finally start on my track planning, beginning with the helix, which will be the anchor point from where the track planning starts. Follow on as I explain why I’m doing this, as well as what track I have chosen for […]