Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Last of the Track

Realized a few things today:
  • I am not good at soldering
  • Soldering is always easier at a bench instead of on the layout
Ended up wiring the end of the track, but at the cost of melting some of the end of the track piece. In any case, the final piece of track is tacked down, the locomotive runs fairly smoothly all over the upper level, with all turnout configurations, and I'm ready for some more ballasting.

This could be extended in the future; I won't ballast around the end and will leave the track end piece on.

Tinycat seems to approve of the addition.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Extending the Baseboard

To allow the locomotive to switch out the upper siding, I'm adding a small extension to the upper deck. It will also make it easier for me to add another feeder line to the upper track.

Once the wooden support dries I'll lay the track, wire it up, and test it out.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

More Green on the Station

Slow going recently, but the station area is starting to fill out, as is the freight depot.