“Dear Mr. Lee…
Thank you for sharing my cardstock boxcar…
I have now done a locomotive…
A few details need to be added…
Sincerely, John from Cali..
Chatsworth California USA”
If you missed John’s last post, it’s here.
“Hi Al, you say you enjoy updates, well not much to report here but I have been adding some LED platform lights and a first set of 12v DC streetlamps, which had to be wired in pairs to keep the intensity and the heat under control, these have been deemed a success so I shall have to get another pack for the rest of the layout, luckily the Italians are fairly sparing with their streetlights, however I am rather sorry now that I didn’t make provision for adding lights in some of the buildings, it would be too much of a faff now they’re done and installed I fear.
The layout is going to be appearing at the Cardiff Model Railway Show if anyone’s in the vicinity, promises to be a good show.
I am just now trying to fathom a mystery cross feed in my fiddle yard sidings, every now and then I get a train moving when it should be isolated by points, resulting in some “interesting” (ie alarming but not really expensive so far) sideswipes, I suspect it comes of stock with metal wheels bridging gaps somewhere, but to identify it I really need a full wiring diagram. Like an idiot I didn’t do one as I was going along, thinking I’d remember. Blowed if I do!
That’s all this time folks!
Please do keep ’em coming. And if you’re feeling inspired, don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is here.