Posts From March, 2011

Building turnouts 

Now I have started to build the turnouts and have finished 1 stright and 1 curved turnout. I am planning to use this on all visible turnouts on the layout. It takes some time, so I must see if I can build all the 12-15 stright I need. For the 10 curved I need, I must build them all, because they are bigger radius than the standard Märklin curved turnout. I use 220mm on both curved tracks. Hopefully they works better than the Märklin turnouts also. I must test that.

21/03/2011 Categories: FastTracks Jakobs Creek RR

Layout in good progress 

The work with the framework is going well. Some trackbeds are in position and the first holes in the walls have been cut. Soon I must start to install some track. The trackplan still have some minor changes.

16/03/2011 Categories: Jakobs Creek RR

Framework for layout in work 

I have started to build the framework for the upper level of the new layout. I use the traditional way to build a layout, using L-girder beams, 45x15 mm and 9x33 mm. This make a very strong, slim and light base for the tracks. The framework is constructed of 3 frames, screwed together. Tonight the middle section is installed and one of the other is in construction. I must buy some more lumber tomorrow. 

I have also done a lot of changes on the trackplan the last weeks, check it here.

08/03/2011 Categories: Jakobs Creek RR