Naples sTreeT - a Micro Switching Layout

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Ah yes, but that's for the fiddle yard!

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RodTT wrote:Ah yes, but that's for the fiddle yard!
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The extension is all but done. I have a low relief industrial building to make which I may put at the back in the corner.
In the making...
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Now...
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Is the roughly half-scale model aeroplane on show at the engineers' a step too far..?
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RodTT wrote: Is the roughly half-scale model aeroplane on show at the engineers' a step too far..?
Yes :lol:
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Just six days to the layout's next show here in the UK.
Here's my newly motorised GP9 with a boxcar that has been re-decaled.
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An interior I added to one of the building entrances.
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And a view along nearly the whole layout. The new 8-inch extension is at the far end.
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Some detail from the new extension.
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Rod - looks really great.
Perhaps a tall tree in the corner behind the caravan to shade the occupants so they don't cook in summer?
There's nothing like a warehouse full of timber for that next modelling project.

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Don't worry, nobody will fry - the caravan has been abandoned :wink:

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I took the layout to a show yesterday in Olney here in the UK. A small show with, unusually, all the layouts being micro layouts or thereabouts, from Z up to G narrow gauge. The majority, of course, were British OO.
Almost needless to say, I was the only one with American TT, and got the usual comments about it being a nice scale and what a pity there isn't more available.
All three locos ran flawlessly, including my newly motorised GP9.
One fly in the ointment - the smoking chimney failed to work right from the start. Not a sausage all day. I checked the connections and could see no obvious faults. And then I got it home and tried it again, and yes, it worked perfectly.

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RodTT wrote:One fly in the ointment - the smoking chimney failed to work right from the start. Not a sausage all day. I checked the connections and could see no obvious faults. And then I got it home and tried it again, and yes, it worked perfectly.
Sometimes things can be quite stubborn, maybe it had a case of "stage fright"...
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One thing you need, even on a small model railroad, is lots of wiring. Mine was all a bit of a tangle, so I consolidated it and put all the inputs and outputs onto one small board. There are three inputs - track feed, which supplies the track, smoking chimney and under-layout speakers; pushbutton input for the smoking chimney; and 12V DC for the chimney timer, glowing brazier and overhead LED strip. The gizmo in the middle is the timer, and the microswitch at right is an override cut-off for it.
(You can tell that my abilities to saw a straight line are limited.)
I must say I'm not over keen on the terminal block type connectors, but I have lots of them and it made sense to use them. I don't have to plug and unplug them that often.
But are there any alternatives that come to mind and that I could fit onto this board instead, bearing in mind the wooden base?
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