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Images here track the development of my model railway, a hobby I found after my fiancee bought me a Hogwarts Express set one Christmas.
The village to be 2003-03-29 Where am I? In the village. 2003-03-29
Depot #4 2003-03-29 A view of the depot, with the rest of the coal yard (such as it is) in the background. 2003-03-29
Depot #3 2003-03-29 A view of the depot, with the rest of the coal yard (such as it is) in the background. 2003-03-29
Depot #2 2003-03-29 A view of the depot. 2003-03-29
Depot #1 2003-03-29 A view of the depot. 2003-03-29
The cottage in the village 2003-03-29 That lady is still waiting... 2003-03-29
Tunnel ahoy! 2003-03-29 At the rear of the layout, a long passenger train headed by two Class A3s enters what will be a tunnel. 2003-03-29
Towards the industrial area 2003-03-29 Progress has occured in the industrial region with the addition of some storage tanks and a depot. 2003-03-29
The village to be 2003-03-29 A lady waits in front of a cottage in what is to become the village. 2003-03-29
A village station 2003-03-29 The village Railway Station, yet to be named or decorated. 2003-03-29
Man waiting at platform 2003-01-25 Man waits at platform while a train passes on the opposite tracks. 2003-01-25
Signal hut and environs 2003-01-25 Signal hut and it's neighbourhood. 2003-01-25
More signal hut 2003-01-25 More of the signal hut. 2003-01-25
Signal hut at night 2003-01-25 Signal hut at night. 2003-01-25
Signal hut #3 2003-01-25 The signal hut. #3 2003-01-25
The signal hut again 2003-01-25 The signal hut in operation. 2003-01-25
The start of the coal yard #3 2003-01-25 Provisional start to a coal yard. #3 2003-01-25
The start of the coal yard #2 2003-01-25 Provisional start to a coal yard. #2 2003-01-25
A signal hut 2003-01-25 A signal hut. 2003-01-25
The start of the coal yard #1 2003-01-25 Provisional start to a coal yard. #1 2003-01-25
The layout at 2003-01-25 What the layout looked like on 2003-01-25.
The Flying Scotsman 2002-04-28 The Flying Scotsman up close with some plaster simulating the effects of rocks/debris between the two sets of track. The plaster will, if kept, eventually be coloured.
The Table 2002-04-28 The current state of the table. The foliage in the previous two pictures is centre right. The white splotches are experiments with two types of plaster, partly to hold the track in place (and level) and partly for scenic effect.
The first scenery #2 2002-04-28 More of that foliage.
The first scenery 2002-04-28 The first area of scenery is started. Here we have some grass and bushes.
A stationary decoder This is an example of the decoder used to control the points/turnouts. I wrote the switch address of each port on the connector for diagnostics sake.
The power management unit This is a Digitrax PM-4 power controller. On this layout, all the outputs are used for short circuit detection.
The Digitrax controller This is the controller of this layout, a Digitrax DCS-100 DCC controller.
The Table 2002-02-24 An update - two loops of track, a reversing double "wye" in the centre with the points/turnouts in the process of being wired.
The Hogwarts Express 2002-02-18 The 4-6-0 "Hogwarts Express" loco.
The Flying Scotsman 2002-02-18 The 4-6-2 Class A1 "Flying Scotsman" loco.
The Table Again #2 2002-02-18
The Table Again 2002-02-18 Wandering through Home Depot looking for "Mud coloured paint" we stumbled across a returned tin of Ralph Lauren paint that has a stone-like texture and was coloured as in the picture. Whilst not perfectly level, the surface is good enough to run the two locos pictured.
Under the Table 2002-02-17 An example of the structure of the wooden frame. Very simple, sturdy enough.
The Table #2 2002-02-17
The Table 2002-02-17 This is the table, a simple wooden frame with regular domestic insulation styrofoam as a surface. Here, it has been primered with Glidden "Aquacrylic Primer Ultra-Hide Gripper".