Saturday, 18 December 2010
Brewhouse Quay: Wiring fun
Brewhouse Quay update.....
The materials have arrived, so I'm looking at the most complex bit of track well in advance to plan the wiring and where isolating breaks will need to be cut into the rails and how power will be fed to various sections. Slitting the sections will probably be easier after laying due to the fine nature of code 55.
Point operation will be via manual miniature yard levers as in Nigel Burkin's feature in the April 2010 edition of Model Rail. Polarity switching will be under the baseboard, again as per Nigel's feature.
Whilst I'm not new to building my own track, I've never been bold enough to try something like this. Construction doesn't bother me, but the wiring does as little, so any thoughts from people that find this aspect interesting feel free to feed back.
I've uploaded the multi-layered Photoshop PSD file here to allow the blue isolating section bits to be added or hidden should anyone want to illustrate any ideas - credit due course the final write up goes without saying! I need to consider check rails too not shown here.