A loco with guards van makes a last tour of the railway for this year
Monday, 20 July 2015
Yesterday I finally got round to getting the power feeds to the track. I soldered on the wire to connector block tags for the two track sections I had prepared
Sunday, 19 July 2015
In order to make my tipper trucks look a bit better I decided to add some loads; initially I added a flat load of sand, this didn't look quite right so I cut some bits of foamboard to represent the a small pile in the middle of the load.
Saturday, 27 June 2015
Have put the control box in place so I can run the feeds to the track. I re-used my old control box which was made from a green mailbox.
Saturday, 20 June 2015
Have started putting stuff together for getting 'power' to the track. I've put in a weatherproof extension lead for summer use - with the flex going up to the lean-to under cover of gravel.
- buy suitable cable and layout the lengths needed
- buy conduit/plastic pipe to hold the cable
- setup control box (saved from the old layout)
- solder cable to track and lay into the control box
- clean the track
- play with trains ----> 'toot - toot'
Saturday, 6 June 2015
I had hoped to be running track powered locos by now, however the necessary works have not been done to bad weather, a badly sprained foot and two nasty bouts of flu. I've only just caught up on the normal jobs in the garden.
The garden planting has matured nicely and the railway now looks like it belongs in the garden .....
Sunday, 18 January 2015
Nice find at a Toy&Train fair today - 3 LGB tipper trucks (at a nice price). Here they are getting a run on my garage layout