This session was about preparing trackwork in the wagon works, adding electronics to the new chassis and more ballasting.
This layout is being developed to give members the opportunity to try out new techniques and learn new skills which they can re-use on their own layouts.
The layout is 4mm scale with two loops and a freight line. The layout can be controlled by analog DC controllers or by digital DCC control.
There are 20+ points on the layout and these are controlled by the CBUS messaging system developed by members of the Model Electronic Railway Group (MERG).
Each week a number of members get together to progress the layout and the postings below summarise what is being done.
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Richard gets into his hut-building swing. Malcolm, Ray and Shaun build chassis and Dave is still ballasting.
As Richard begins to hide the fiddle yard servos, Allan rips out the DC wiring. Ray and Malcolm start on improving the CBUS wiring.
The Purleigh Station Panel is now complete and in use. Meanwhile some training is happening.
Business as usual this week. Ballasting, Wagon Works and mimic panels.
Some serious thinking about the next stage of the layout.
As the last servos were connected to the panel and work continues on the pump house and new station panel.
Some rework in the fiddle yard, progress on the mimic panel and the pump house takes shape.