I’ve taken the plunge and have cut the first baseboard to lower the front section in order to install the roads and underpasses under Western Avenue yard. I took the plywood top I had cut out and installed it on the now lowered cross-bracing. I then printed a mock-up of […]
LAYOUT UPDATE: Episode 15 – level 1 boards, track plan & underpass
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.
HELIX BUILD: Block Detection – Episode 9
Follow along as I continue the build of my N scale model railroad. In this episode I complete the helix build by showing you the hardware I use for the block detection of my helix and give you a demonstration of the block detection in use. Be sure to subscribe […]
HELIX BUILD: Wiring and track layout – Episode 8
Follow along as I continue the build of my N scale model railroad. In this episode I complete the wiring and track laying in the helix. I explain how I did the blocks for train detection and how I wired the helix. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel […]
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: Helix track
The exciting part has started…gluing down the track on the helix and adding the wiring! Busy filming it all, so new video out soon!
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!