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 […]
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 […]
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: Work started on west end of yard
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!
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 […]
LAYOUT UPDATE: 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 […]
LAYOUT UPDATE: Western Avenue Yard
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.
LAYOUT UPDATE: Finally…back to the layout!
After a quiet month on the layout building progress, I finally had some time to get back to work! Wiring up the main Western Avenue Yard board (including the Western Avenue Metra Station), ready for the track laying. Printed out the latest track plan (although added another yard track in […]
LAYOUT UPDATE: Weekend Work Update
This weekend I had the chance to spend some time in the layout room, working on various projects. The first one was adding the flextrack mainline that connects the Kato Unitrack on the helix to the track on Level 1, the eastern end of Western Avenue Yard I received another […]
LAYOUT UPDATE: Work started on underpass area
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 […]