Though I would post the next instalment on lighting the layout.
This is a pretty extensive area normally so I will try and keep it concise if I can.
After the points were in place I decided that I wanted to light the layout.
A previous post, I think from Arnie, pointed me in the right direction with regards to how to control the lighting.
I wanted to have a lighting control dial that I could turn to different times of the day with each position of the dial turning on a different combination of lights. This is how I set it up.
Positioning the lights:
I fixed the lights in place from under the layout so I could take them out and change them without ripping up any of the buildings to do so.
I came up with this cheap fixing method that has worked pretty well.
I first drilled holes for each light before the buildings were fixed in place.
I then made a wire bracket from fencing wire (coat hanger wire would also be fine) that would hold the light in place but be fixed from under the table.
The below diagram and photo better describes this arrangement.
Very smart! A big thank you to Cam.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming – it’s getting a bit thin on the ground this end.
And if today is the day you get started on your layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.
PPS More HO scale train layouts here if that’s your thing.