Well, I am starting to get back on my feet – sort of.
I purchased a house in December of 2011. I have spent almost every free moment in 2012 working on it – yeah; it was a ‘fixer-upper”. But, I now have a place of my own. And, it has a wide open basement (can you say. “Train Layout”?)
I still have a long way to go on my house – to get all those things done that I want to do – all the things that need to get done. But, the house is livable. And, I am enjoying the space.
In an effort to have a little fun, I set up the N-Trak modules I have. (See diagram) This layout is not an ideal setup. But, it does give me something to work on – and work with. I have many railroad projects that I am interested in. And, this layout at least gives me a place to ‘run’ some trains. And, my kids love it.
This layout uses the Red and Blue line in a ‘dog-bone’ loop. The Yellow is a reverse loop at each end, which is automated with a ‘basic stamp’ and servo operated turn-outs. I am using regular DC throttles on this layout.
Some of my future projects include more Basic Stamp applications, and some smaller modeling projects.
I am still working on the design of a small modular layout. I am making it modular as I cannot count on being in one place for very long. This layout will be setup for DCC operations. It will be small, and should be challenging – both to build and run (operate).
(Added March 22, 2013)