Just a quickie today.
Dangerous Dave has been in touch again with another update:
“Hi Al , just loaded this video , showing a change to my incline , instead of 2 sets of points back to back at the top of the incline have now brought one set further round to start the decline …seems to be working good now…also shows how easy to make your hillside with added grass … also I have shown a short demo of the Special Sutton Locomotive Works BR Sulzer
Type 2 Class 24 `s ..with a great sound and all the extra detail added.
Latest ebay cheat sheet is here – still updated daily.
“I have no budget for the hobby, so I love your trash-to-treasure ideas.
If you use home water filters (Brita style) cut them open for the charcoal – great “coal”)
If you make tea from teabags, dry them after use and save the tea – great “dirt” and ground cover. Coffee grounds work too.
For ballast, buy roofing granules. They come in a 5-gallon pail for about $25, assortment of colors, and you can size them for your scale by sifting through window screen or some other material. I’ve heard concern about iron in the material that could interfere with electronics, but I have not experienced it.
That’s all this time folks. Thanks to Dave and Mike. Please do keep ’em coming.
And if you want to get off the sidings and get going, the Beginner’s Guide is here.
PS Don’t forget time is nearly up for the ‘Embankment wall’ offer. You can see it here.