I mentioned the other day that I had been thinking about operations, and had determined that the area beyond Corinna had to exist in some form if the operations were to make sense. So, reluctantly, I decided that a staging yard of some sort will have to be built. After some fiddling, I came up … Continue reading Thoughts on Bragg Hill and the Corinna Turntable
After a couple of days work and a couple of trips back to Lowes, the train room is now its own room. The wall is completed, with the exception of tying in the two AC outlets. I need to shut down most of the power in the basement to do that, so I'll wait until tomorrow … Continue reading The Train Room is Now … A Room!
Not having to go to work this week is great fun. I get to work on the railroad, among other things. So far this week, I've cleaned the garage a good bit, as well as the basement and my home office (a little). Today's adventures have included installing the balance of the lighting in the railroad … Continue reading The Wall
Today was a busy day in the little town of Brooks on the Corinna & Searsport. The long siding serving the town was graded and laid, and rough grading for the store and also the "coop" were roughed in. In the 1:1 world, another 25-feet of lighting was installed. And, I got a little bit of the … Continue reading Busy Day in Brooks
Work closed a half day today because of the weather, and I decided to take the rest of the day as well. I used at least part of the time to see about removing the roller coaster sub-roadbed at the Corinna Mill. The plan was to hack up a piece of 3/4" ply to sandwich under … Continue reading Removing the Roller Coaster
There's been some progress at Corinna Mill today. A second MTH "Granary" building was acquired from The Moose Caboose, doubling the size of the mill building. The two buildings will undergo some modifications to combine the structures, but you can get the idea of the size of the final building from the picture here. In this shot, … Continue reading Progress at Corinna Mill!
In my last post, I outlined my plans on lighting the layout, and that I had ordered at least a portion of the required materials. Yesterday, I started on installation, and the results are quite satisfactory! Shown below are the results of a "test hang" of the lighting string: I chose to use 1/2" Schedule … Continue reading Progress on Layout Lighting
After a lot of experimentation, I've finally settled on the general lighting plan for the layout. I had thought of using LED strips, track lights, strip lights, etc., but none of these options were really acceptable. Through all the experimentation, I was able to develop some criteria for what I wanted. The lighting needed to … Continue reading Layout Lighting Plan