Page 2 of the Layout technique archive.

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

Turnout mechanism and wiring

Posted by Gerd on Tuesday, 1 April 2014 with 2 Comments

Yesterday, I added the turnout mechanism and wiring to the backwoods terminus of my little Hon30 logging line. Now I’m able to run my little steamers for some switching. The turnouts are operated by under floor mechanical mechanisms made from 4mm steel rod, simple switches and electric screw joints. One of the screw joints holds […]