My latest video is up…I am finishing off painting the track and rails on the first section of my N scale layout, incorporating the Western Avenue Yard, Western Avenue Metra station and the lower level staging yards. I did most of the painting back in October, but have not had […]
LAYOUT UPDATE: Track weathering
I started on the basic track weathering today, using a Floquil Enamel Paint Marker I had left over from my previous layout. Don’t think they are available anymore, so I’ll be looking for a replacement. I think MiG has a range of pens that can do the same thing? These […]
LAYOUT UPDATE: Track painting
This weekend I started painting the track, the first step of the scenery process. I started by spraying the two lower staging yards with Krylon Camouflage spray paint. I find this gives a good base to the sleepers and the rails. I’ll follow this by painting the rails and tie […]
LAYOUT UPDATE: Western Avenue yard trackwork all done!
I’ve finally finished the trackwork on the Western Avenue yard! Just need to wire up the last section (the West end throat) and add the switch machines, then it will all be done. Next step, as promised, is to start the scenery on this level, from the top of the […]
LAYOUT UPDATE: Trackwork complete on main Western Avenue Yard board
A very productive evening…all the trackwork on the main Western Avenue Yard board is now complete, with feeders added. Now just to connect the feeders to the two bus wires (main line and yard buses) and test. Next up will be the short 3ft board for the west end of […]
LAYOUT UPDATE: Episode 18 – Electronics, Track Testing and Test Run!
Follow along as I continue the build of my N scale model railroad. In this episode I show you the electronics under the Western Avenue yard board (east end), take you through a test run of the track work and finally run a train all the way from staging right […]
LAYOUT UPDATE: Track laying on second staging lower yard board
Not much done on the layout this weekend as the weather was so nice, so plenty of garden time, but I did manage to start the track laying on board two of the lower staging yard. I’ve almost finished laying the track for the Metra yard. The Freight yard will […]
LAYOUT UPDATE: Episode 11 – Track Planning & Track Laying
Follow along as I continue the build of my N scale model railroad. In this episode I finish off with the track planning and show you the track I have laid, along with a limitation I have found with the AnyRail track planning software.
LAYOUT UPDATE: Tracking laying on Board 1 almost finished
2nd evening of track laying, and I’ve almost finished laying the track on the first board of the lower staging yard. All the turnouts are laid, and I just have a few pieces of flex track to lay. I’ll lay these once I have re-installed the board on the wall […]
LAYOUT UPDATE: Track laying starts!
I’ve finally started laying track! Tonight I laid almost half the track for the lower freight siding – so almost one of the 6ft boards. Tomorrow I will lay the track for the Metra yard on this board, and then put the two layout boards together so I can run […]