Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Some Old and Near History

Yep, I meant near, in that it is not new in terms of history but near to new. Anyway, the club started building the N scale layout in early 2005. By May we had the framing in place and ready for some decking.

We used plywood for all building materials, but in hindsight I think we needed to go thicker that the 5 or 6mm ply we used for the decking and the cheap grade ply for all the subframing. I think next frames and such will be done out of better grade timbers for sure, so as to make it stronger and less prone to warps and twists.

By June of 2006 we had the deck on and were busy preparing for and also laying the track. Here's the river we made and the bridges being worked out.

By October of 2006 the track was almost down and we were testing sections of track with trains already.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Brief Description of the Club N Scale Layout

We've based the layout on three mainlines so that 3 members can run trains at a time and not interfere with each other if they don't want to. But if you do, then the flick of a few switches joins the mainlines for DCC control instead of DC block control.

Plaster is the main scenery you find at present as we build all the infrastructure such as mines and container/freight terminals. The green stuff will come later.