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: Episode 20 – layout build progress update
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.
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 […]
LAYOUT UPDATE: Episode 13 – layout build progress update
Follow along as I continue the build of my N scale model railroad. In this episode I give you a brief progress update on my layout build, plus news on a new video series. Be sure to view my Facebook page as I will be adding photos and updates to […]
LAYOUT UPDATE: Episode 12 – The electronics under the layout
Follow along as I continue the build of my N scale model railroad. In this episode I show you the electronics that control my yard boards, including the block detectors, accessory decoders and power management. Be sure to view my Facebook page as I will be adding photos and updates […]
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: Signalling
I’ve starting adding the two signals for the lower staging yard. The Metra yard does not really need one as that passenger service will be run automatically by Railroad & Co’s TrainController, but it’s nice to have anyway. I’m using SignaTrak’s SIGM20 signal controller for this as it has all […]
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: DCC drawer complete
I have added a drawer underneath the lower staging yard to hold the Digitrax Command Station (DCS100) and it’s power supply, my RaspberryPi which runs JMRI , the Tam Valley Depot 5A Booster for the accessory power bus and the power strip for the BDL160 & DAC20 power supplies (with […]
LAYOUT UPDATE: Board 1 of lower staging yard is finished!
It’s official…the wiring for the first lower staging yard board is finished!