Andrew’s been back in touch.
He has ‘finished’ his layout and sent in these pics and a video (his last post is here).
They’ve been hiding in my inbox for a while. How I overlooked them is beyond me.
Have a look at his track cleaner too – another fine example of a simple idea working well:
It has taken almost 12 months to the day to rebuild my layout and it is now as nearly finished as it can be – there are always refinements and improvements.
It works well and despite their age – some locomotives are now over official retirement age of 65 – it gives me many hours of enjoyment and relaxation away from all the troubles in the world today.
The layout in in my garden shed 12 feet X 7 feet (3.6 mts X 2.1 mts)
Also, here’s my track cleaning system using kitchen paper, elastic bands and a heavy coach with flat bottom.
A bit of trial and error on to get the thickness correct – too thin and no cleaning power – too thick and the coach lifts off the track and derails.
Very handy for the tunnels and avoiding the need to dismantle scenery above.
A huge thanks to Andrew.
I take great delight in seeing your ideas and inventions – loved his track cleaner.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is here if you want to get going on your own layout.