As promised I have now done the outstanding sections of the scenic area on Diano Marina, so the layout now at least looks complete, if never “finished”.
The campsite area seemed huge when there was nothing on it, but turned out quite cramped in the end. It was also the last bare ‘working space’ that could be used for cutting, glueing, etc so I’m missing it already.
The station building needs a canopy and various details and I’m waiting for some more little palm trees, but it has filled the gaping hole that used to annoy my better half! Next job is signage and laps but I’m reluctant to add more stuff that blocks hand access just yet.
I have been experimenting with a couple of different track-cleaning vehicles under the wires, without tremendous success, and I read recently a claim that the high-frequency electronic cleaners don’t really remove any dirt, just jump it electrically, and would fry the chips of any digital loco used on the DC layout. Any suggestions?
If you’ve missed Kim’s amazing track cleaners – look here first.
“One of your members asked about my motorized scrubber for N scale.
Okay here is the best I came up with, not having any N scale pieces – only a piece of track I think is N scale.
The cardboard is a fake car sort of. That is a RC mini motor. I got 5 in a pack from ebay for I think $2 or 3.
I test ran it with a half drained phone battery at 2.7 volts. Ran well and can add pressure enough to clean very well.
Being so small could do with two running in different direction’s. Mount in an old or new dummy loco or car.pad is the same principale as the Ho scale.When the pad is done pop it off add a new pad pop it back on.
So what you think Al? Think it will pass lol. And these motors have to face hole’s for screws.no bracket.
“Hi Al this is the one I have done to show the layout and trains running before I start the big change…
Now what ever you do – don’t click on this ebay link. You’ll save far too much on your layout…
That’s all folks. Please, please keep ’em coming. And post your comments below.