Hoping to be off work thursday to monday so I can get on with wiring up the track in a more permanent manner,I'm still using the peco track clips.I will wire up the layout with a main bus with feeds to each board to start with then add more feeds as I go on so I can go ahead and upgrade to dcc in the new year.
Going to need around 20 metres of wire to complete this task so as I'm off to TINGS at the weekend I will pick the brains of the layout builders running dcc on their layouts so I get it right first time.I'm currently using 7/0.2 gauge cable which I understand is ok for dc but not for the main bus.I'm a little confused as to what to go with but hopefully will get the info I need to make the right choice.
Also,at our local model railway club,one of the members got out a german outline n gauge layout that is going to receive a makeover to convert to british outline and it gave me a few ideas with which to start work on scenery,mainly raised town and street scenes of which I have 3 areas all to be linked by bridges as I have virtually no space for any at track level despite it being 9ft 6in by 4ft,so as it is set around a town area this seems to be a necessity as far as I'm concerned.All removable of course to aid possible removal ay a later date.
I also have to alter the track in order to make the two outer storage roads longer as they are only capable of holding 2 and 3 car dmu's at present.When completed these should be able to hold a full 8 coach hst and an 18 wagon freight train off hopper and tanks,not combined I might add.Just need 5 more hoppers and 7 more tank wagons to complete this.
At TINGS I hope to buy some br blue mk3 vinyls from Electra for my old farish mk3s to convert from TS to TFRB and TGS cos you can't buy them anywhere for love nor money.
Should be enough to keep me occupied for the time I hope to be off work,then I've got a fortnight to work and I'm off for another fortnight.I'm so looking forward to this cos I haven't had any time off since before easter.