All the baseboards at the “country” end are now covered and the station finally has a platform:
The country station now also has a goods shed:
The railway now has a signal box
I’ve installed lighting inside, but as I’ve not decided where it’s going yet, it’s not actually wired in..
Update: The signal box has been moved to the “Country” end, and lighting installed.
I’ve now covered all of the main baseboards – it’s all rather plain at the moment, but should provide a base for future development…
I didn’t quite get the Mimic Panel right first time, so I’ve now modified the right hand half to match reality.
This is the revised layout; the large red circles are buttons to change the points, the small red circles are indicators for the point state, and the yellow circles will eventually indicate when a train is occupying each section.
The points at the right hand (‘Country’) end can also be changed via the hand-held controllers; this is a help guide that shows what number on the controller corresponds to which point:
I’ve now made some storage shelves for all the odd bits:
And this is what the underside of part of the baseboards looks like:
Finally, the baseboards are starting to be covered
The whole area will still need a lot more work, but at least the wood is covered.
I was amused by this label on a recently purchased power supply:
One day, I’ll find out what it means…
All the main tracks are now laid & wired, and finally, a train has run from one end of the layout to the other.
The platforms for the halt are done, but not properly installed.
Lights have now been added to the goods shed and office
I decided to splash out on some buffers with lights. They are rather neat as they pick up the power directly from the track. I did have to reduce the intensity of the lights to make them a bit more realistic though.