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Track laying part 1

Posted by Gerd on Monday, 16 June 2014 with 1 Comment

The last week, I start track laying on the my Hon30 layout. The next two posts will show you the progress in a short review. First I added the missing plugs ans sockets to the module boxes. These plugs are used to align and set up the layout. They will also provide the track power […]

Ballast and grass

Posted by Gerd on Thursday, 12 June 2014 (Comments Closed)

This time, I missed to make photos since I was in such a good process. I’ll show you some detail photos of the steps from today when I get one of the next modules done. I mixed up some fine brown, fine light grey and middle grey Woodland ballast and added some yellow sand. This […]

Landscaping the woods station

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 with 1 Comment

Well, I couldn’t wait with the first module to get started… The tracks on the station module are finished, so I just started with the landscape to grow. First I added side walls for the hills in the background of the tracks. I just glued them to the module. The hills are made from foam, […]

“plug&play” connector for the modular layout

Posted by Gerd on Monday, 9 June 2014 with 1 Comment

If you think about a modular layout, you’ve also find a solution to connect the modules mechanical and electrical. For my very flexible design, I was looking for a very simple way that allows me to set up any layout very easy. Furthermore, I like to avoid any connectors which needs access to the under […]

Track rebuild at my Hon30 station

Posted by Gerd on Sunday, 8 June 2014 (Comments Closed)

With my new layout concept, I redesigned my station “Taubensuhl”. I replaced the right turnout with a Y-turnout and moved her a little more to the right. This way, the tracks will hold trains up to 35cm length and the track at the segment joint is in a much better position for the following 180° […]

I finished the layout concept for my Hon30 logging layout

Posted by Gerd on Saturday, 7 June 2014 with 8 Comments

Each new model train layout planing should start with the concept first… Classic layout designs are loops for continuous running of trains or point-to-point layouts for more prototypical operation. Some designs are more complex and feature some branch lines or switch back stations. But there’s one thing that all of them have common – they […]