Work in progress...

I've not taken any pictures of the layout under construction because
the mess has been too horrific, but I'm now clearing off the
benchwork and laying the track. Right now I am preparing the
station and will be laying out the track and points shortly. One
important goal was to be able to stop a near-prototypical train in
the main station and here's an A3 pacific with 14 coaches, and as
you see there is room to spare.
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On Thu, 31 Jul 2008 08:12:29 +0100, "Keith J Patrick" said in :
Heh! The wiring is going to take for ever, I fear, even though it is nice'n'easy DCC.
Not sure if anyone is interested but I've started adding some notes and pictures: *
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I'd be interested what other tools people think are essential or handy, and other people's take on pinning track.
Guy
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Re: tools for track laying: 100 watt soldering gun with fine tip, a sponge to keep the tip clean, and a two pr three blocks of steel or aluminum (aluminium) as heat sinks.
Re: Pinning track: I do it just to keep the track in place until I've added the ballast. Which is supposed to happen pretty quick, but sometimes takes years. These modern contractors, you know - they promise to do the job next week, but they never tell which week it will be next to.... ;-)
When pinning track, do not drive the pin too deep. The track (sleeper strip) should float just a little above the underlay.
HTH
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Wolf Kirchmeir
I have a home made pusher; flat headed nail with criss-cross pattern on head hammered into a shaped block of wood. Must have made it about 35 years ago, it still lurks in a toolbox.
Not as sophisticated as the commercial ones, but worked fine for years of using Peco N.
- Nigel
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On Tue, 12 Aug 2008 08:08:39 +0100, "Trev" said in :
I have a pin pusher but it does not work (IME) when pinning to plywood. The pins just bend.
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