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Time passes so quickly...

Posted by Charlie_k , 12 February 2018 · 356 views

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It's been a long time since I posted, the layout has progressed, but is still some way from completion. The track was laid, not without issues and the learning curve has been steep at times. Peco solenoids are controlled from a control panel and NCE powercab. I finally understand how electrofrog points work, the back scene was painted a couple of weeks back and have been placing the hard standings for the buildings. The warehouse has been dropped at the moment and the factory became a practice piece, it's not fixed yet as things change as more is added. The last electrics will probably be a bus for tapping off for leds, not much really but if I don't allow for it now I'll probably regret it in a while.
Tomorrow the paving will be finished, I'll extend the led feed along the back scene, and drop the baseboard back down onto the bench, at the moment it's precariously balanced on 2 boxes to allow access underneath and at long last I can attack the rest of the buildings. I might almost know what I'm doing by the time it's finished...
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Thanks for looking.

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That's looking really good. The sky is very effective and I love the fire. Well done!
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Mad McCann
Feb 13 2018 19:43

If the intention was portraying a chilly winter's afternoon in 1965 it has succeeded admirably. A really nice vignette.

Thanks for the kind comments, I've had a lot of bits for a long time and it's starting to come together now.

Background

Over a significant number of years I've been collecting locos, models and other bits that I thought would be useful if I ever got around to making a model railway. For the past two years, I've had more time and finally got around to making progress and made space for this shelf layout. This is my first layout, and is more trial and error than anything else as can be seen in the entries. I like the speed at which Metcalfe models can be built, and with a bit of effort improved, not so keen on plastic kits but I'll see how it goes. This is very much a learning process. I have no idea how it will look by the end, I'm just making it up as I go along.

 

Thanks for taking an interest in my efforts. It is much appreciated.

 

Charlie

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