Well, all was quiet on the railroad front as I spent a few days traveling to New York and West Point to see my nephew graduate from the United States Military Academy and leave to join the Army.
I have a lot more to do, but am currently waiting on a list of parts.
For the sawmill/logging scene, I need wheels. I’m going to make some horse-drawn logging wagons, but need wheels.
For the windmill, I need the Pola motor. I ordered it, but it didn’t ship for a couple of days and I’m still impatiently waiting for it to arrive.
For the windmill scene, I ordered some Pressier figures. From Germany. So those will be a while coming.
So lots to do, but right now it’s hurry up and wait.
Good progress today… Here’s the mill test-fitted together and a view of it inverted so you can see the detail of the woodwork. This is pretty neat, though it will be out of sight to most observers.
Man, this thing is huge!
I bought this a few weeks ago:
Continue reading New Structure for the Layout
With a Raspberry Pi in the train shed that’s connected to my network, I could easily attach a webcam and be able to “see” the layout even when I’m trapped in my basement office. I decided to go for it:
All those bags in the far background are the dirt from my birthday that I haven’t finished spreading around yet.
Just finished updating this for (hopefully) the last time. This incorporates all the changes from my original plan–the not-a-wye, adding straights to my revers curve, one less siding in town–and shows the current state of the track, at least. Most of the other scenery is there, too. The only big thing left is the mountain.
Here are a couple images of the layout at night
There are lots of things happening in the G Scale world here at DanzBB. I’ve made more progress on the Neqida passenger cars–they’re all painted, pinstriped, and I’ve put on metal wheel sets. I’ve also installed track power pick-ups in two of them, along with voltage regulators so I can get 5v for the LEDs.
Continue reading Lots Going On, No Pictures
It’s a funny thing–I got into garden railroading here in central Kansas, a couple hundred miles from the nearest big city–but it turns out that there’s a neat store “near” here in Wichita called Garden Railway Gizmos that carries plenty of large scale stuff. The owner, Claudia, is knowledgeable, friendly, and always a pleasure to do business with. If you happen to be in this area, you should check it out: