It has been a while since I last posted on this Blog - progress has been pretty slow but I did take some photos recently inside the shed.
Down one side I have a selection of number boards which I have legally aquired through my job or swapped or purchased from others.
The other side has 12 of my photos taken in the Southern Highlands between Bargo and Burradoo.
I recently had 6 x double batten flouros installed (as well as power) and the shed is a whole lot nicer now!
As I may have mentioned in earier posts, I am converting an old layout from DC to DCC. Essentially I've cut back all the wiring to just the droppers and have run a then connected these to two bus wires. I'm not sure if I will run a DCC bus around the layout as I have put an aerial on a roof span and all my throttles are wireless.
So far I have rewired the three section fiddle yard and the farm (Rick's Rock) section. I have left the frogs unpowered for now but do have a Hex Frog Juicer to try out. I am also working on a suitable manual turnout control arrangement for the fiddle yard as there are about 30 points all up and I'm not keen on wiring up Tortoises. The fiddle yard desparately needs a backdrop to give it some depth.
The plan is to get the main line operable before Christmas. Easier said than done as I have removed about 1 meter from the width of the layout at both ends, meaning I need to carry out major surgury to connect the main lines from the fiddle yard to the display sections.
A job that will be done soon is the facia repaint - into Wisconsin Central maroon!