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 the Western Avenue Yard, and then this first part of the main layout level is ready for scenery.

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Western Avenue Yard update

Well, after a few weeks of doing nothing on the layout, finally managed to put aside an hour tonight to continue working on the Western Avenue Yard. I’ve laid all the mainline tracks and am halfway through the yard tracks. Once I’ve done this board, just a short 3ft board to do to finish this yard, then I can start the scenic work for this part of the layout, before I continue with the rest of the layout. I’ve got quite a bit of free time coming up, so hope to get all the trackwork done this week.

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LAYOUT UPDATE: Weekend layout update

Managed to get a few projects done this weekend #acoupleofhoursaweekendFinished installing the LED lighting for the lower staging yard. Really happy with how this looks – just shows how important layout lighting is.I also installed decoders in 2 of my Metra MP36PH’s and tested my Amtrak advanced consisting as those two locos will always run together. Just need to sort the speed matching now.

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LAYOUT UPDATE: Episode 19 – Layout lights and video top-downs

Follow along as I continue the build of my N scale model railroad. In this episode I show you two projects – installing lighting under the 1st level to light up the lower staging yard, and the new frame I’ve built to shoot top-down videos for this channel. Be sure to view my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/chicagosubnscale as I will be adding photos and updates to that as I build my new layout.  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chicagosubnscale/

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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 up to the Western Avenue yard level! Be sure to view my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/chicagosubnscale as I will be adding photos and updates to that as I build my new layout.  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chicagosubnscale/

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LAYOUT UPDATE: Episode 17 – a Rusty Underpass and Freight Yard Update

Follow along as I continue the build of my N scale model railroad. In this episode I give you an update on the Western Avenue yard board and the progress of my road underpass project. Be sure to view my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/chicagosubnscale as I will be adding photos and updates to that as I build my new layout. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chicagosubnscaleInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/chicagosubnscale

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