Thursday, 18 December 2014

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All is not as it seems here, not all the trains are functional. There is a series of Magazines currently being published with Model Trains attached, and since these are scale models I decided I could use them to pad out the layout. If I hide them in appropriate places no-one will notice. Have you worked out which are real yet?

Saturday, 22 February 2014

As I am trying to move house I thought I'd list the good and bad points on my current layout in the hope of eliminating the bad ones on my next model.

Good points on the current model

• Plenty of lines to run trains on

• Continuous run for two trains at once, (or three with care)

• Manual control of some points by wire to front of layout (Saves buying and fitting point motors)

• Manual uncouplers using cork and nails from under baseboard.

• Several items can remain on layout when it is folded away

Bad Points

• Ballasting - difficult especially near points and at back of layout.

• Access to back of layout

• No out of site sidings for storing spare trains

• Random wiring under board.

• Electric uncoupler fouls underside of engine.

• Layout has to be folded away most of the time.

• Everything tall has to be taken off before it can be folded away.

All I need now is for someone to buy my house so I can buy a different house with room for a permanent layout.