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 […]
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!
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 […]
Follow along as I continue the build of my N scale model railroad. In this episode I show you the latest progress on my build, as I finish off the Western Avenue Yard trackwork and come close to starting the scenery on this section of the layout.
Well, I’ve finally started on the west end of my Western Avenue Yard! Once this short board is done (90cm, 2ft11) I’ll start on the exciting bit…the scenery! I’ll be shooting an update video this coming weekend – as I’ve realised I haven’t put one out for over 2 months!
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 […]
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 […]
Working on adding track to the Western Avenue yard. Unfortunately have not had time to do an update video as have been away, but I’ll try get a quick one out soon.
Well, a tiny update is better than no update! I’ve installed my first two Showcase Miniatures hooded signals, connected via a Digitrax SE8C signal decoder. They look amazing! I’ve also been working on the main Western Avenue board, all track buses in place, along with accessory bus and LocoNet cable. […]
In this video I take you through the steps of how to build the new Showcase Miniatures N Scale Type D Hooded Signal. The parts used to build this signal are now available to purchase from the Showcase Miniatures website: https://www.showcaseminiatures.net/