In this missive, Dave’s been busy on his track work, and Paul has a novel idea to find some space for his layout:
A common theme of the emails is finding space, and there’s been a huge amount of ingenuity in finding it from the community.
In apartments, the options for a decent sized layout are limited. I have a spare bedroom which doesn’t get used a huge amount, but I don’t want to lose it completely. I’m thinking of solving the issue with a “Loft Bed”. Various places sell them, but this one from IKEA (other vendors are available) has a double sized upper bunk, and a lot of space underneath.
It strikes me I could have quite a decent sized layout by boarding over the supporting battens (and possibly extending beyond), and conceal all the assorted paraphernalia that accompanies model railways under the board.
I’ve taken the plunge and ordered one. I’ll let you know how I get on.
CAVEAT: Although it’s a double sized bunk, the internet informs me that weight limitations mean it’s only suitable for one person, so anyone thinking of replacing the marital bed should proceed with caution…
“Hi Al, just uploaded this update on the track work, after things went wrong with that incline, and a few other problems, I decided to scrap the idea, and now re designed all that area, the track is now laid.
I have shown adding the droppers and soldering them, then did a test run with the Loco that gave me the most problems with the incline, and low and behold… fingers kept crossed, it’s all running good… all the ballasting and scenics next to be added…
That’s all for today because I’m in a screaming hurry.
And don’t forget, if you want to join in with the fun, the Beginner’s Guide is here.