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This rambling blog is about building a couple of simple layouts in HO, the available space is rather small but the prototype was not built on the grand scale, most rural stations were merely a curved loop and a siding, which is easy to replicate.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Progress - 1

A month has passed, the baseboards are built and the track is laid. It was stuck down with enhanced PVA and held in place with screws whilst it cured - no need for track pins.






The control system is an old but capable Roco MultiMaus, it looks after both loco and turnout control with no need for a separate panel.  

Much to our surprise, another transformer is needed to drive the Lenz LS1500 accessory decoder for the turnouts otherwise everything is up and running. The transformers and control unit are mounted on pieces of scrap blockboard (far left bottom image) this takes the strain off the rather thin baseboard surfaces.

Next - storage board and cassettes to be completed.


1 comment:

  1. Tim, this is a promissing start. I do like the basebord. Looks leightweight but extrem steady.
    Cheers
    Peer

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