In this video I show you how I connect the signal heads on my Showcase Miniatures Signal Bridge to the Digitrax TSMK connectors and via ribbon cable to the Digitrax SE8C Signal Controller.
LAYOUT UPDATE: Episode 22 – Signals and CTC
In this video I show you the signal heads I have added to the first N scale Showcase Miniatures signal bridge on the layout and give you a brief demonstration on how they work using CTC and the CATS dispatching system.
LAYOUT UPDATE: Happy New Year!
Well, as 2022 comes to a close (in a little over 4 hours for us in the UK), here’s wishing everyone a very Happy New Year! To end off the year, here is my first finished signal bridge from Showcase Miniatures! N scale can be challenging at times, but thankfully […]
LAYOUT UPDATE: Adding signals to signal bridge
Finally having some time on holiday to work on the first signal bridge. This is the first bridge when exiting the helix onto Level 1. Main 1 West and Main 1 West Diverging on this side on left, and Main 1 East on far side. On right will be Main […]
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 complete!
Well, it’s finally happened – I’ve finished all the wiring and trackwork for the Western Avenue Yard (see photo below). This now means, as promised…I can start the scenery for this section! I’ll start with the residential area first, adding the streets and houses (might have to kitbash or scratchbuild […]
TUTORIAL: Showcase Miniatures Steel Frame Signal Bridge
In this video I take you through the steps of how to build the new Showcase Miniatures N Scale Steel Frame Signal Bridge. The parts used to build this signal bridge are available to purchase from the Showcase Miniatures website: https://www.showcaseminiatures.net/ Signal Bridge: https://www.showcaseminiatures.net/n_scale/n_scale_century_foundry_signals/586.html Signal Bridge Extension: https://www.showcaseminiatures.net/n_scale/n_scale_century_foundry_signals/587.html Be sure […]
LAYOUT UPDATE: Holiday project
Just a small project while on holiday, but every little counts! Unfortunately I don’t have any paints with me, so this is as far as I can get, but a little progress is something!
LAYOUT UPDATE: Signal Bridge
I recently received a few of the new Showcase Miniatures Modern Signal Bridges, essential for any modern layout. I’m almost finished the build of my first one (still have to add the signals), but so far am very impressed!
LAYOUT UPDATE: Yard wiring update
Yes, it’s been quiet…but finally got back into the railroad room again this weekend! We’re having a heatwave here in the UK and we don’t have air conditioning in our houses…or layout rooms…but today I fired up the portable aircon in the layout room, and it struggled away enough to […]