I have taken delivery of my first Peco PL-11s. Only one problem
remains: to come up with a plausible cover story for the great big
thing beside the line.
Or maybe I could cover it with a hut? Oh, wait.
You can extend the thing using a bit of wire, so the motor could be under a
hillock, haystack, cottage, bunker (WW2 and after), grounded coach body
(Ratio 4 wheeler kit) etc.
Peco do an extension (or used to) but from memory that didn't extend very
I'm looking forward to seeing the line when you add the scenery.
If buying Peco solenoids, get the higher resistance, lower current "DCC
compatible" ones. The originals have problems with many DCC accessory
decoders. Whilst you might not be DCC controlled turnouts yet, that could
You need a bit of warped space-time continuum, then they will be smaller
things to hide....
I fitted my first PL11 some weeks ago -- I did ask here for any
comments on performance but had zero response. I took this to indicate
either no experience or more likely no interest.
It works well but unlike most of its other 75 companions does not
inform me aurally that it has done something!
I do not notice it and actually had to look in order to find it on one
If you really want to hide it then I suggest a strip of double sided
carpet tape sprinkled with suitable grey/black ballast or oily soot
flavoured mucky finish!
On Tue, 31 Mar 2009 23:57:01 +0100, "Mike Smith"
said in :
Some more in-progress shots here, the junction corner is now about
Unfortunately Michael's camera is not as good as the wife's so they
are not quite right. I'm about to try adding a closeup of the
loading dock, I built the walls from Linka and I think that looks
quite effective even fairly close up.
OK, I have now got a couple of decent(ish) pictures of my
installation of the PL-11. No flames, please, I know my modelling
is a bit ham-fisted and I am really still learning a lot of stuff.
The ballast looks less bright than that really, honest, and will
tone down a treat with ink wash :-)
More in context at
shows off the Linka brickwork quite well, I am not displeased with
that but will want to work more on the painting and weathering