Train Real and Models
My HO Train layout under construction
My home-made hills and mountains under construction. Styrofoam base glued with Gorilla glue. Overlaid with plaster cloth. Eventually to be painted and then covered with landscaping. My plan is to paint everything in base colors first, and then use landscaping materials. I decided to do this after looking at a few other layouts where plywood shows through when ground cover is disturbed, and to seal the wood and materials against moisture.
Photos show below start of mountains March 3, 2011.
Next photo, same area March 13, 2011
Tunnel portal as of June 2011
View from future operating position on March 3, 2011
The above is the control/operating position week of March 3, 2011. Below is March 13:
I am working my way through the yard area first. Below is June 2011:
East Yard Area
East Yard area June 2011
Tower and west yard shop area
My home made signal system uses bi-color (red-green) LED's.
My newest signal bridge is more realistic, instead of just poles.
Made from screen, copper buss wire, and copper rods. Soldered and painted with bi-color LED's.
Changes to be made to yard area will include more grass and less rock. More car and engine storage sidings, most with non-electronic turnouts (just for static display and to use up the old too-sharp turnouts that came with the used set I bought). Photo below March 3, 2011.
Also see layout wiring and controls
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since 3/9/2011 at 11AM