I started a project which was definitely overkill and a waste of good wire! However I used what I was overstocked with and I am sick and tired of wiring errors on the helix. This will fix it, however it is ugly, but on the other hand, it will be covered and should not be in normal view.
WIRING THE HELIX
NSW Locomotives returned from NARARA shops
Trainorama 32 Class
This one was bought second hand from England and had Tsunami 2 fitted and all the driver tires had fallen off. All repaired or installed by Gerry Hopkins
Right train in wrong place. Very pleased with this one which will add to a 70's era Albury under construction (yes it is under the branch line presently being built by Al and I :D )
Austrains 30 Class
This little engine has a big heart and pulls better than the prototype on 2% grades.
I will make a couple of videos today so you can hear them wheel slip up the hill :)
"Al"day on Friday
Back into branch line. Thought we would pretty it up before Graeme asked us to :D
So departs the Honeysuckle station past the turntable and heads towards the Terminal Station at end of line.
Track roughly laid in place to see how it might look. We think a high ground extends where the track almost meets the wall. This will represent a cutting with clay verticals and then flat farmland on the edge closest to walkway.
Home departure just beyond turntable with arrival just this side Distant just in from left hand side of picture.
The track levels just before the points which lead to a terminal station on a bend. Should be able to fit an nice working yard here with coal/ briquette yard, grain silos Fuel depot and stock race.
Trains will be able to run round the back and re enter the main. This will be disguised to represent something like a dairy or meat works or maybe both?
And so time table operations will see the reverse loop out of use. The turntable will need to be accessed at Honey Suckle which was the Terminus before line was extended to new station.
And so operations will see the shed crew take the engines back to Honeysuckle for turning and in readiness from next days operations.
The hill is slightly more than 2% gradient both sides and the climb is about 2m. Should still manage a nice size train,
Rod and Al