Paul’s been in touch again. And he’s got some good advice too. (His last post is here.)
Thank for publishing my last submission to you, I had a lot of nice comments from around the world.
I gained a lot of useful ideas from your contributors whilst building my layout. Here are a couple of tips from me.
I have a colleague who started his layout before me. He built a tunnel. Then he had a derailment in the tunnel and had to knock it down to get to the trains. So learned from his bad fortune and realised that you must have access to all tracks, wherever they are. So I incorporated a hinged flap into my tunnel allowing access. Saves a lot of future problems.
I saw that one of your contributors suggested using the power source from an old computer for lighting etc. this is exactly what I did. I can confirm that it is an excellent idea and gives plenty of power.
Another tip is to use an old analogue controller to power the turntable. I have also used an old Hornby transformer for the power to my points.
Just a little extra. I came across my old Airfix planes from the 50s and 60s. ‘Never throw anything away’ is something I believed in even then and had kept all the unused parts and decals from them. So after a great deal of refurbishment and rebuilding I decided to add a little extra something to my train room.
Hope you like the photos.
That’s all this time, I’m a man in a hurry today.
Huge thanks to Paul.
And dont’ forget the Beginner’s Guide if you want to get involved in this fab hobby. Who knows, one day we could all be looking at your layout.
Keep ’em coming folks.
PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here. Lots and lots of good HO stuff right now.