Empowered by my recent progress on the one end loop I bit the bullet and started on the next one. It was even more complicated to build, but I can happily report that it is now up and running! At the same time I also purchased a large format printer for future backdrop prints, which […]
I want to “torture test” my York construction, and it’s tough to do that without the ability to JFRTM. Or at least that’s what I tell myself. In order to do that, I need some temporary return loops on either end.
NCR layout progress continues with room improvements, more benchwork and some plan refinements.
I’m not messing around this time.
I was recently discussing my foray into TTRAK and was asked for a quick how-to on how I build my modules. Here it is.
This day was a long time in coming, but thanks to the help of my friends, it happened. Trains now can run around the entire layout. I made a Youtube video to document the event.
I successfully hosted my first evening of having people over to run trains. It was great, as long as you were cool with running out of the yard, and then back into the yard… so now that the pressure of having that ready is out of the way, I decided to get moving on getting […]
I’ve realized that I’m applying Agile software development principles to my layout construction: thinking in terms of sprints, and most important, thinking about always having a “shippable” product. That means sometimes spending a bit more time along the way, but it also means having something in my basement I don’t hate until it’s finished. In […]
A rather big change came to my basement recently: the NCR Shelf layout that I had built has moved on to a new home with my friend Josh.