“I’m into N Gauge Layouts (Continental outline) and wondered if anybody in your circle would like to see some of my efforts from past years?
I originate from Austria, hence all my layouts have working catenary systems.
Here are a few…
I thoroughly enjoy your website – you have some great contributors. I live in New Zealand but loosely model the Santa Fe diesel days of the 1950s to the 1990s.
When I turned 65 I considered it undignified for a pensioner to have to use a duck-under. So. On rebuilding my layout following the earthquakes of 2010-11, I built a lift up access in the corner by the door.
Fortunately I have not had any accidents involving trains going over the “cliff” but the potential problem needed addressing as I do not always close the lift up section when operating.
Far too late I considered fitting micro-switches to the tracks operated by the lift up section. Instead I came up with the attached cheap, simple and effective manual alternative using a piece of wire and a short length of foam plastic.
Fingers crossed I don’t get lazy and forget to install the foam buffers!
I do love the different solutions and tips people send in. I think it’s wonderful too see so many different ways of sorting out different problems.
Reminds me of just how different we all are. Do you know some people mail me the kindest words about this site – others just hurl abuse. Suppose one man’s pleasure is another man’s poison.
Anyhow, thanks to Claus and David. And please keep them coming. Hope you enjoy them all as much as I do.
Don’t forget the ebay cheat sheet is here.
And if today is the day you pick this fine hobby back up, the Beginner’s Guide is here.