With the core foam and plaster rocks all in place I am making the final touches. These show progressions of smoothing, shaping and painting. After this I will add the water effects and then dirt, grass, shrubs and trees.
The tortoise wins the race. I have made slow but steady progress. First finishing the main loop and loopback to the middle deck and refining and tweekin the trackage so even the huge Paragon can make it (ususally). I now … Continue reading
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I have completed to a good stoping point for the wiring and trackage for Phase 1 of the lower deck. Not all endpoints go anywhere but its should be a good point where I can start on some scenery and … Continue reading
Slow progress … I have been working on the middle island section. Pictures to come. But what I really needed was some fancy trackwork ! So thanks to FastTracks I built a double crossover ! This took a few days, … Continue reading
The last few months I’ve made slow progress. I’ll blame it on summer and work But reality is I’ve slowed down. But not to stop! After pulling out the “Nolix” I’ve found a spot for my original experimental segment, spliced … Continue reading
I had it almost complete, even had some trains running up it when I finally decided I didnt like the “Nolix” (spiral thingy). It took up way too much room of my lower deck eating up nearly half of the … Continue reading
How am I going to do this ? Here’s some pictures of the skeleton of the loopback to the upper deck. As you can tell its very precarious. Dont worry, thats intentional. I just wanted to get a “feel” for … Continue reading
The control board is starting to shape up! Shown here are 3 auto-reversers (PSX-AR1), 1 block breaker (PSX-1) , 6 switch controllers (DS64) and associated wiring. Note the LED’s in the upper left and detail screen which indicate the switch … Continue reading
At long last I’ve completed my first major phase. A complete loop which I can run trains on contiously. This completes the mainline track, benchwork, and wiring for the main doggone loop. Lots left to do … turnouts that go … Continue reading
January has been good. 3 sections are track-complete and section 4 in progress. Electrical basework also in progress. I have a DCC and DC Buss wired with a PSX-AR1 reversing unit. Section 3 is intresting, it has a back-to-back pair … Continue reading