Saturday, 25 July 2009

Tidy Time

With all the rain we've been having recently the little weeds have been getting rather large - so today I've beeing pulling them all up and putting down weed killer where needed. In the farm area of the layout I left some of the ground cover weeds in place - they look ok with the cows and horses ....

Beamish Town, the weeds had grown in between the floor tiles I use for roads, now they are removed it looks so much better ...

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Control Box finished

Having layed all the wires in place and connected up to the track, next was the job of putting in the switches and power connector for the controller. Fiddly but worthwhile; all tested and working OK - nice to have train waiting in the loop and one running by.

Friday, 17 July 2009

Control Box and Wiring up ...

I eventually found a suitable sized control box - a weather proof metal letter box. Nice opening door, the controller I use sits inside quite nicely. Piccies below show it in place and the conduit for the switch and power wire layed out ready, lots of annoying work to take up of paving slabs to keeps the conduit out of sight.

In the station area the conduit will sit under the ballast. The track has to be taken up to attach the switch and power wires, so a bit of work to do - I wish I'd done it when I layed the track orginally.