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 nowhere, a yard to build, block detection etc. But I can run trains ! I’ve had up to 3 going at once individually controlling each one with a different throttle.
Here is an updated layout diagram, the black track is the actual completed track (blue is coming next, the “nolix” to the upper deck). and some pictures of the work in progress.