Jim’s been in touch again (his last post is here).
This time he’s sent in a camera train video of his wonderful layout:
I’m really less than a novice at this but I just wanted to share and contribute to your site.
And poor old Rick mailed me this:
“Due to exigent circumstances I had to get out of the radio control heli and drone hobby. I chose trains which I had never touched before in 60 years.
I did a ton of reading and studying and came to the conclusion that the Bachmann EZ Command DCC set would be the best entry level for me. All of my reading stated the #1 issue was track install.
Very carefully I did that and both of my locos ran like Swiss watches. I gave myself the set as a Christmas gift. This past Tuesday I was working on scenery while I had the locos running 45 foot laps. All was well in my small railway world.
I took Wednesday off and went back at it Thursday. Started again on scenery, put the first loco on the track, applied power, NOTHING. Neither loco would move.
I could hear the motors running but no go. I tried everything I could think of. Now its Saturday. Same scenario. My locos still won’t run. Cleaned the track. Tightened the underside screws. Nothing. NO GO.
WHAT IS WRONG? What am I doing wrong. Murphy’s Law. Any and all suggestions are welcome.
I have followed your blog for many years and I have a question for you and your bloggers
I have a layout that I keep changing (growing) my issue is I see so many great layout plans. How many times do people change their layout it takes me years to build one?
I have attached my latest loco (n scale) and sea port for interest. Loco is a 8200 found on east pulling coal that pass my way sometimes 3 in a row.
Port is made from paint and varish for water, crush cork for rocks, Boat is 3d printed, building is a mix of card and plastic leftovers.
That’s all this time folks – please do keep ’em coming.
And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide if you’re tired of saying, “Some day I’ll day start my layout…”