Gary’s been back in touch.
And you all know how much I like an update.
Here’s his last post if you want to get up to speed.
“Hi Alastair…. I am about 95% finished with the engine yard for my Sunnyside yard layout and thought I would send you an update..
I still have some minor fixes for some scenery that I want to do and also in the video you will see an empty rail outside the fence in the middle of the layout.
I am going to use this rail to display some engines and also create a track crew scene working to link up this rail with the work train rail.
Also, I have to fix or replace two turnouts. I have learned the hard way that the under table switch machines are the best.
The Tortoise switches are very good. With the Tortoise you can throw the switch, change the color of the signal and also control power to or shut off power to a rail.
I am also going to try the Micro Mark Switch Tenders (they are a little cheaper than the Tortoise and are also under table). Even though Micro Mark does not advertise this in their switch machines, I have learned how to throw the turnouts and change the color of signals with one 3PDT toggle.
My next phase will be;
– building of the road coming into the yard for delivery of goods needed for the passenger trains
– building of the commissary buildings, power building, power station and main yard master towers at the north and south end of the yard.
When that is complete, I will start working on passenger cars for the passenger trains and then the main line blocks and signal system.
Much to do and it will be a while, but the journey is enjoyable although sometimes frustrating when things don’t work the way you planned. But then it would be too easy, right?
Again, thank you and all your model railroad followers for blogs, pictures, videos, ideas and information.
Hope you like the pictures and enjoy the videos.
A huge thanks to Gary. I love what he’s done and the way he’s documented it all.
It’s wonderful to see how it’s grown in to this fab layout. Can’t wait for the next update.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming, and don’t forget, it you want to make that start – just like Gary did – the Beginner’s Guide is here.