Got this tank car for Christmas
I haven’t had both tracks clean and working for quite a while. This weekend I got the inner track working and decided to send a loco around each loop.
That’s my son in the background, singing a little silly song
Bought this a week or two ago–here’s the first run on the layout.
I’ve finally managed to sort out my throttle problem with my live steam locomotive, and sent it around a couple of time.
Here’s my LGB 2015D and powered tender pulling some boxcars and gondolas around my layout.
You can see the modified cars at the front (getting power from the tender) and the bubble-blowing elephant and lighted Christmas tree car at the end. Pretty fun–and the kids loved it.
I’ve got my first servo-controlled switch on the layout. I’m using a Tam Valley servo singlet,
which gets both power and DCC signal from the track. The amperage draw is nominal when the decoder is just listening, and since at most I would ever move two of these simultaneously I think it’s ok. My layout is rather on the small side–small enough that I don’t expect to ever run more than two locomotives at a time.
I’ve been meaning to post a video of this for a while…
I’ve been wanting to have a visual indicator for switch direction and I decided on these Ozark Miniatures harp stands. The points are being moved by a servo on the other side of the track, which also moves the harp stand.
Here’s my LGB 2085D Mallet pulling a rake of HSB coaches. Near the end of the video, you can clearly see the pulsed smoke until timing the smoke puffs to the sound card chuffs. Pretty cool
Of course, you’ll have to ignore the moon-like landscape in the background, as I’m all out of gardening funds for the moment 🙂