Donnerstag, 26. Dezember 2013

Turn-out wiring completed

I finished wiring the eight turn-outs on the layout and added an on/off switch to track No. 3.With that wiring is officially completed.

It doesn't look like it, but... it works.

Overview of the 140 x 60 cm layout.

Sonntag, 3. November 2013

Inspiration: modern Diesel shed

I found this modern, in its simpleness beautiful Diesel shed on the "Interacting With Miniture Railroading" blog. It would be a nice prototype to use for my layout as it would fit also a modern European theme.

Original text from the blog:
Located at Alameda Naval Base, in Alameda, California; this small three-stall concrete engine house could be just what your model railroad could use for a nice, small but more than adequate locomotive servicing facility for your small roster of Diesel Locomotives. The Construction is very sturdy, simple and elegant. Its thick concrete walls are board-cast concrete. There are two rows of clerestory windows that run the length of the building perpendicular to the triple entrance doors. The building used to have rails enter all three stalls, and there’s a machine shop annex on both sides of the open part of the Engine house devoted to locomotive storage. The building looks long enough to store 2 EMD, Baldwin or ALCo switchers end to end on each track, with an obvious total capacity of 6 units. The three tall doors are located on both ends of the building, so basically there’s a three-way switch on both ends of the building fanning out to three tracks and becoming single track in both directions from the building.

Freitag, 1. November 2013

Inspiration: Ballasting track

On/off wiring in the fiddle yard section

Underground chaos. Wiring is definitely not my favorite occupation..

Test run with BR 515 from Hobbytrain. In the foreground the simple on/off switches. 6 tracks can be switched off which allows running five locomotives (on this analog layout). Turnouts are still hand-thrown.