Monday, September 14, 2009
Whilst I await more sleeper grime, I have taken the yard board back downstairs so I can concentrate on soldering the other water tank up and prepare the first rake of carriages for painting. This was after I installed the model point levers, moved the point indicator and checked all the point motors by removing and reinstalling them.
The usual caveats about these shots - the garage is too dark, so the camera uses flash and the colours thus look different. Also the layout is without any details that are not yet fully stuck down - station building, cars, signs, benches, nameboards, water tanks etc etc...but hopefully you get the picture...
I'm really pleased with the results so far. My only remaining concerns are the backscene and the board join gaps, which I fear are in places too large. Work may be needed to close these gaps to ensure reliable running, but at the moment the boards aren't even fixed together and sit on a downward slope, so this is difficult to predict.