Monthly Archives: March 2013


Today, I soldered wire to rail joiners. I then took some blue painters tape, laid turnouts on the tape, and covered it with ballast. This not to create finished ballast, but to get ballast under the points so when I do the real ballasting, I don’t get glue there. If […]

Step 2, the beginning of trackwork


Today, I cut lumber, and built my benchwork. It really is nothing special. I made 2 boxes, both about 14″x37″, and placed a top on it. There is a brace in the center that has a ½ inch hole to run the bus wire through. The center “ends” also have a pair of […]

Step1, Benchwork


So, Model Railroad Hobbyist E-Zine had a track planning contest to design and build a layout for $500. The $500 includes track, a power pack, motive power, cars, buildings and scenery. I went to Lowes and I bought three 1×4 furring strips, trimmed them down to size, used a pair of sides […]

trackplan refinements…and I built benchwork!



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