I got this in from Palmer, and I started flicking through the posts to help him.
And then I thought, this would probably make a good post on its own. So here you go:
“Dear Al: I am 84 and a combat vet of somewhat limited mobility. Therefore I have elected to avoid crawling under my 6″ by 10” layout by going to “deadrail” (battery powered in lieu of DC or DCC.
I enjoy your tips emails and would appreciate any info you could give me as to what components to buy as to reliability.
Thank you: Palmer”
Who can help with components? And then there’s the business side of a layout:
The first thing that popped in to my head was the chair Roger cobbled together. It’s at the bottom of this post.
Then, I thought if Palmer does want to have a tinker with some live track, you can always turn the table upside down, like they’ve done here.
And Rob proves that battery powered trains still make a great layout – his looks great.
But do you know what? The one tip I wanted to include, I can’t find. It’s this: to save yourself dropping parts in your lap, or on the floor, turn a large box on its side – place this on your table and work in that. This way no parts can ping off and be lost forever on the floor. Clear plastic box is best obviously…
Well, that’s my lot. Can anybody else help Palmer? Please post below and let’s so what we come up with.
That’s all this time folks.
Please do keep ’em coming. And thanks to everyone for the comments on the Beginner’s Guide.
PS Latest Ebay cheat sheet is here.
PPS I do know the difference between “your” and “you’re”. Honest. But sometimes I’m just in a hurry. Other times I’m just half asleep. And sometimes both, like today.