Nov 5, 2016
Is that "Sticky Fingers Louise"?
TDF GMO TDF
Thought that was Thelma & Louise though
In my slow and uncertain progress, here is an update on my smaller module. First picture shows mostly the "ditch" area with the original paint job and a small area with the light over-painting of a gray consisting of white and small amounts of yellow oxide, burnt sienna, and mars black. The second shows the overall area. The edges of the area near the ties was lightly washed with a darker gray created by adding more mars black and lots of water.
Okay, after weeks (months?) of procrastination, I have finally restarted my efforts on this module. I had to finally get it straight in my mind that the next step had to be wiring, then rail painting, then ballasting, and then more scenery stuff.
Since I use L-girder, wiring was problematic as angled holes needed to be drilled in some cases, wire feeding through hollow door is interesting, to say the least, and in one case (so far) wire taped to coat hanger wire was needed to do the job. Binder clips were temporarily applied to wire ends to prevent them from pulling through during soldering.
Looking great J
My stuff is all on hold seems Oregon and California have told the smokey the bear to send all their smoke my way can't open windows to paint, get fresh air oooops my what fresh air lol.
A little more progress.
Most of the yard area on the small module is now wired.
First, a picture as it stands now. All those connectors are have the other ends soldered to the rails. Eventually, a removable fascia will be added to hide the wires. As can be seen, work is not being done under the layout as I have a cabinet there AND I'm too old and decrepit to even think about working underneath! lol
I have been operating the entire layout, up until now with only the connection seen here at the end of a spur, without problems.
And here is another overall view to get an idea as to how much rail was being run by that one connection. Just left of center, the area where the single connection can be seen.
When I can hopfully get more to it I'll probably build on top of storage cabinets as well. So, I imagine I will have the same issue getting down there.
I'm already riding a 'girls' bike
Great idea and thanks for posting it. I'm working on a test track now and have put off working on the larger staging yard probably for not wanting to work under the table. I'm going to copy that and bring all the wiring forward as much as possible now.
Also like your progress and hope the pictures keep coming,