Tuesday, 28 August 2018

The new Junction

After much experimenting with various combinations of track I think I have worked out how to connect the exisiting sidings to the new main line, by way of this crossover using two y points. A bit of work yet to do to get it all pinned down but at least a plan is coming together.

Friday, 17 August 2018

Further progress

The track has been moved slightly so that there will be a clear straight section at the front left of the baseboard, this is so a drop down section can be added to give access to the centre and rear of the layout. this is the first stage of creating that entrance.

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I can now get into the centre left of the layout to reach the rear section. The drop down section does not quite go right down at present, due to the length of the bolts holding the hinge in place, these will need to be shortened, then the dropped section will drop 90 degrees to give me a clear access point.

In the next step a second access point needs to be created now at the right hand end of the layout. I can then start wiring the drop down sections and relaying the track.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Work in Progress

I think all the track may have to come up, so I can rearrange the baseboard to allow easy access to all the layout. This is the latest series of pictures. I will then relay the track to the new plan (Not yet finalised) before I refix it to the baseboard