2017_08_05 Sound Scenery!

2017_08_05 A new sound project and more scenery.

Trainbuilder Walker 153hp.

Decided to fit a DCC Sounds as they recorded the Walker at healesville. Nice sounds.

Could not get camera to focus. :(  Not sure what is going wrong here.

 Cut away  shrink wrap

Remove 8 pin dummy plug.and replace with ESU Loksound mini 8 pin plug.

 fit decoder and tape everything inside guards compartment. Unfortunately to make room, you need to remove weight and internal walls.

 I made a false floor by duplicating the dimensions of the old floor.

Then just reverse the sequence and put it all back together .

More Scenery. Finishing off the Mountain

This is a special mix we bought from an artist store. Think its called "Sculpt It"  by Educational models P/L Bayswater.  Mix it with water and spread it on when it looks like this thick paste.

 A bit damp?  Throw some more in.

With shaped spatulas start smoothing out the surface and fill in the bigger gaps.

Keep spreading it, but leave the gaps in the rock molds.

 Filling the gaps between the rock moldings with plaster

Laying a surface on the baseboard, to allow shaping of roads, gutters and the shallow stream under the lines.

And that was at least 5 hours work, Now back to my wiring and replacing that track, near the tunnel..
The good news is that I tested the wiring and got the reverse sections to work. When the wires are soldered on, and track replaced, the BG track will be continuous and all working.

SG still has a little way to go. Too bloody cold (still!!)


EDIT Look at these pictures of the new Helix.  sent to me today :D

The top of the donut is used to carry the BG Terminus Station out of Honeysuckle. Its a Return Loop back to Honeysuckle. Probably be a terminus station, end of line, during .timetabled sessions.

Each leg between the donuts, is a measured distance apart. This means we attach blocks to support track bed as it winds up at 1.8% gradient. The blocks are placed to allow super elevation, and so reduce drag up the hill.

The track bed will spiral from bottom out of Albury Station. to top level (20cm below top donut) and exit out along wall to return towards Honeysuckle and enter other half of room.
The inside of bottom level has room for a return loop back into Albury, to turn trains and or store them, till they head back in the opposite direction.
What do you think?