just a photo to let you see how I am progressing, I would like to install street lights but without drilling holes in the baseboard, any ideas please?
Starting the scenery now and will keep in touch.
Here are some more photos of my new railway under construction.
As you can see in the photos, some scenery has built before track was laid.
Also in the photos track laying is well under way. I am using trackrite underlay, which can be purchased from hobby shops and ToyWOrld stores.
The underlay has to be modified to go under points, but can easily be cut using sharp scissors
I have 5 or 6 different sized, diameter and thread, screws I use frequently while modeling. To make things easier, I color coded them so it was easy to identify the tap drill and tap as well as the screws for them.
I bought some cheap fingernail polish in different colors. On a particular drill and tap set, the same color of polish is painted on each. I have small zip-close bags for screws. The same color represents a particular size. For example, all bags with 2-56 screws, the bag has yellow polish stripe. Drills and taps for 2-56 have a yellow painted band around the base. 1-64 screw bags, drills and taps all carry a blue stripe or band and 0-80’s a red stripe or band.
In instances where I have both tight and loose fit drills for a particular size, the tight fit drill will only have the appropriate color for the size while the “loose fit” drill will have a second band of silver on it. Thus, the drill for a 2-56 for a loose fit, probably one where I intend to use some sealant to make it permanent, would carry the yellow band with a silver one beside it.
Not only do I store my screws in zip-close bags, but the drills and taps too are stored in them and the bags are all identified accordingly.
This makes identification easy and when several are left laying on the work bench, it very much simplifies sorting and putting them away.
Loved this color code tip!
What a clever lot you all are.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming – it’s all getting a bit thin on the ground this end.
And if today is the day you get started on your layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.