Switching crew getting an early start on the days work
Started to wire each section of track soldered to the rails and then connected to the DCC size14 buss wire with suitcase connectors. (insulation displacement connectors)
Should make for good steady power
I have a concept of the walk-in aisle of my layout being a river or small bay, so I am making my scenery (rocky banks etc.) all come down to a common level as it would be meeting a bay.
My thought is to build a rolling cart with an area of bay level water that can be raised into position anywhere along the walk in aisle, for photography of the layout, with extended water.
Continuing about my visit to the Vermont rail yard. It certainly has a nice view from Vermont rail Headquarters.
Right on the shores of Lake Champlain.
Was able to see the old turntable (still used), and then did get to ride along on a switching move.
A very enjoyable and unexpected day in Vermont.
Getting track in place on the concrete bridge including ballast.
Still need to weather the track and the bridge.
Another view of the area from under the bridge.
Back, finally, to casting the second side of my arch bridge, so to bring things up to date, here are a few shots of the mold and initial pour.
and leveling off
Then back to the present starting the second pour
I’ll continue detailing and assembly in the next post
Some Photos showing progress, and also trying arrangements of structures for the engine servicing facility, and how these would photograph in different light (time of day-or weather)
Final early morning light Photo.
Tracks and switches going down with Dynaflex 230
All the switches are either Micro Engineering (and Dcc ready) or Shinohara altered to be DCC friendly. Also wires soldered to frogs and fished down through holes to connect to tortoise contacts below the layout
Decided to add wood planking to a New Jersey International signal bridge. Thought it would add a bit of color and some signal bridges did include that feature.