Those peeps familiar with my blogs will note that I seem to follow a similiar pattern...at some point, normally to do with my track building, I decide to scrap it and start over.
This layout is no exception
Following the one day show at BHMRC, I began to further the wiring and take each siding road by road. However my test trains would just not run smoothly through the turnouts. Despite packing away and a couple of fresh starts the layout nearly took flight across the Living Room from the DRT
I have now come to the conclusion that unfortunately I just cannot get on with the Easitrac turnouts. Some can, as it’s a wonderful product but I just can’t seem to build them to the standard I would like and I am not keen on the lack of adjustment. It really is no point in me building a layout that will give problems later on so it’s time to bite the bullet - the track has all gotta go
I made this decision, not lightly, after much thought and I have now decided to return to PCB methods. Rather than solder rail to sleepers (again, some peeps make this look fantastic) I have decided to try the 2mmFS Versaline system.
I now have the jig, some chair etches and hope to make some progress this week testing whilst I am off for 1/2 term.
The plan is as follows: I shall build the track for the Meeth layout which forms my competition entry for the 2mm Diamond Jubilee Challenge as it consists of one turnout and one siding. Once I have this to a level I feel acceptable, I will put that back on hold and recommence the trackwork for Thurso. In terms of timescales this looks to be ok and I hope to be able to post something again on this thread this side of Christmas.
I feel a lot happier now I have a new plan of action...