Mimic Panel Layout

This is the first draft of the mimic panel layout. The large red circles are the buttons to change the points, the small red circles are red LED’s to indicate point settings, and the yellow LED’s will (eventually) show when a train is present on each section.

The plan is to mount this just under the window.


Goods Yard

Most of the points and track for the goods yard has now been fitted. This is probably the most complicated bit of track laying, but unfortunately had to be done first…

The track is laid on 1/16″ cork sheet – this hides the holes for the point motors and make the trains run much quieter. Eventually, ballast will be glued on the cork, so little of it will be visible.

Point Fixing

The first points are now fixed – the holes in the baseboard are for the point “motors”.

A small cork sheet is “sandwiched” between the point and the (pre-wired) motor, then glued to the baseboard. I found it easiest to use a bit of double sided tape to stick the point to the cork sheet first.

2nd Baseboard

2nd baseboard covering the old TV table

Once the junk from the old TV table had been moved to the new shelves, the second baseboard could be constructed. This sits on a similar frame to the first baseboards. Again, the edges will eventually be covered by a pine moulding.

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