Beginning the Spiral Climb

In many ways this is one of the most exciting parts of the project, as well as being well outside my modelling comfort zone! The experience of building the single-track branch line on my art-deco Burghley Junction layout has been helpful: I have at least built a gradient on a curve, and a fairly steepContinue reading “Beginning the Spiral Climb”

Completing the Platform Canopies at Innsdorf Station

Last month I posted about the construction of the canopies for the platforms at Innsdorf, but I did not install them because the wiring of the lighting under each canopy required the turning over of the station baseboard to work on the underside, which was not convenient at the time. This has now been done,Continue reading “Completing the Platform Canopies at Innsdorf Station”

Taking the Overhead Wires Through a Tunnel

A challenge that was always there from the start and which had been exercising my mind from the day I started planning this model railway was how I was going to cope with taking an overhead-electrified model railway line through tunnels. The overhead on this layout is realistic in appearance but is non-functional, the trainsContinue reading “Taking the Overhead Wires Through a Tunnel”

Slow Progress, But Progress Nonetheless

I apologise for keeping subscribers waiting longer than usual for this post, and indeed for the brevity of the post, but this last couple of weeks has seen me busy with other things, such as delivering a Lent Study Course for my local church and updating my other weblog at mwtrips.co.uk. In addition, as youContinue reading “Slow Progress, But Progress Nonetheless”

The Best Laid Plans …

I powered up the layout yesterday to move the trains out of the way for some work on the station and noticed something amiss: the lighting in the station building was not working. This was the only lighting on the layout where I had used incandescent bulbs instead of LEDs, largely because of accessibility problemsContinue reading “The Best Laid Plans …”