Well, it’s been awhile since I updated the blog. I have pretty much completed laying the track and necessary wiring. In fact, I’ve been doing some switching already. Here’s some pictures…
Finally at a point where I can set my layout back up. I am starting with the North End of the “L”-shaped layout. I really wasn’t happy with the original track and wiring so I am starting over fresh but with basically the same plan.
Since this is an O-Scale layout I wanted the surface to be solid so I installed MDF board on each module. I hinged them so I could easily work on the wiring rather than crawl underneath. I used standard door hinges from the local big-box hardware store. I have found that once I finished the wiring and tested everything I would rarely need to mess with it again. My prior N-Scale layout used thin plywood for the surface. I also had remote switches controlled from a control panel. This current layout only has manual Gargraves switches. This means the only holes in the surface are feeder wires to the track.
This photo shows how tightly the modules join together…Nice!
The legs are easily attached to the module with the included screws. The legs lock in the down position and can be easily released for folding up,
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I am using two 30″ x 30″ modules connected to two 30″ x 48″ ones with a 30″ x 30″ corner connector to form an “L” shaped layout.