All Bachmanns come with close coupling sets, but I'll wait for the sets to become stable before creating fixed rakes close coupled.
A bit warm in the loft tonight!
All very nice! The loads in those wagons look good.My Western approach has developed with another point added and the down suburban connected
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Also added some loads to my stone wagons too
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They look a lot better and with the weights removed from the underside and dropped in the top, these loads hold them in place too..
Again - all sounds very nice indeed! The amount of track involved is really cool. No excuse for a boring operating session!So a track update.
The suburban lines are now completed on the up side, with new crossover points, track & insulators. A new link is also in place to the up relief.
Up relief trains are now being diverted via the suburban platforms 1/2 whilst P3/4 are severed from the up relief.
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First across was an up service hauled by a Class 52 D1026 WESTERN CENTURION, hauling a 9 car semi fast service formed of Mk2a coaching stock.
Track laying should continue tomorrow on the up relief, but then will stop pending the delivery of more new points.
Thanks Peter,I'm finding it progressively more and more difficult to find ways of saying how interesting it is to watch your layout develop @reddragon! I'd be a dreadful contestant on Just a Minute...
The work you're doing sounds a lot like some of the work that's been going on with the real railway in recent years - Reading station was developed quite significantly a few years ago, and King's Cross has seen some very similar re-working to your layout in the sense that it provides straighter, and therefore faster, exits from the station.
Isn't it great to treat you model railway just like a real railway even for Engineering works?
I have a line restriction on the down main for southern units as their pick up shoes clash with an old Peco power clip - I put some card each side to limit damageDefinitely!
I've even seen some model railways with real route restrictions, where the architecture around the track prevents certain models passing down certain lines - that's a bit too realistic for my layout though...
Funnily enough, I think it was a third-rail route I saw online that had a route restriction somewhere. This is the sort of thing where Hornby set-track is easier to deal with as it all seems to come together and things don't clash (except for the hundred times when it doesn't work).