“Hi Alistair. Jim from Cape Breton again.
In response to the fellow who wanted to know more about my layout, here are some facts. The layout is in a 12’x14’ room. There are 14” wide sections running along the 4 walls & two 4’x8’ sections, joined to the 14” sections, coming out perpendicular from the 14’ walls, offset & opposite each other. A 2 track bridge, hinged on one side, at the room’s doorway provides entrance & egress.
The access walkways around the layout are from 26”-40” wide. The track plan diagram shows the location & number of the various turnouts & electric de-couplers. The control panel is pretty well self explanatory. I originally started out with the Atlas DCC Commander system & eventually expanded with Lenz DCC, which manufactures the Atlas components.
There are 4 plug-in controllers at different locations & one cordless telephone controller. The locomotives are sound equipped & the layout buildings are wired for night lighting & the room has a dimmer switch for it’s lighting. I would still like to know how to e-mail you 1-3 minute videos without having them bounce back to me because of size issues.
A big thanks to Jim for taking the time and trouble to answer those questions. If you missed his last post, it’s here.
And f it’s given you an itch to get going on your dream layout – here’s a great place to get started.
If you have a video you’d like to share, youtube is your best best – then we can all see it!
That’s all this time folks, please do keep ’em coming and thanks for sharing.
PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here (some nice deals about still).