Sunday, 14 July 2019

The Electronics of Narellan

From my last post, I stated that I will keep the wiring and electronics for Narellan as its own blog. The reason for this is that the electronics work is a large and a time consuming task to do. For me personally, electronics is not a difficult subject as it was something that I did as a hobby a lot during my younger days, but still it can be a confusing task for many out there.

This post will be more of a reflection on my experience in wiring up Narellan rather than a how to do post. In the end I managed to get it completed in a functional state, also resulting in the swear jar getting filled up a several times over.

Layout Electronics Boring But Important
Not matter how well the layout is presented, if the electronics are not properly in place to allow for the smooth operation of the layout, it has an impact on the level of enjoyment both from those operating the layout and for those watching the trains run on the layout.
My suggestion to anyone before wiring a layout or deciding to use DC or DCC options is to do some searching on the Internet or Youtube as there are some straight to the point videos and instructions where there are some presenters that have gone to the trouble to demonstrate the difference how each of them work in practice. They also highlight the typical scenarios will be faced and present on what solutions that are out there to overcome these challenges.

In general, there are solutions that are low budget and high budget which I will not go into too much detail.

Wiring work in its early stage

Narellan Electronics
Electronics for Narellan are as follows:
- Wiring up the track work for DCC operations
- Points, Point motors and Point switching
- DCC Bus Wiring
- Lighting for the layout

Aim: Is to try and keep wiring to a minimum and ensure that any electronic component is not at risk of getting damaged at during transportation or storage. Also have smooth running especially for DCC Sound chipped Locomotives.

Points And Point Switching
For the Fiddle Yard for Narellan, I selected Peco Code 75 Electrofrog Points. Peco Electrofrog points do get provided with, some clear instructions on on how to wire them up on their packaging.

For the Point Motors, I opted for the Gaugemaster PM4 Self Latching SEEP Point Motors more so for their compact size and their compatibility to work with Peco Points. It is worth making this point about the PM4 Self Latching that they have a spring that is meant to help with the throw of the point. I was sold on that spring being there as I was thinking if the spring that is in built into the Peco point became sprung that the spring in the point motor would act as a fall back option removing the need to replace a point. However, I found out later that the spring ended up being a big hinderance then a help, as it was working against the point throw and some times preventing the point from throwing at all. That issue ended up getting resolved by removing the spring from the point motor. After I removed the springs the points were able to be thrown with no issue. Therefore, I should have opted for the PM2 SEEP Motors from Gaugemaster as they do not have the spring installed but has the same features as the PM4. Both the PM2 and PM4 both have the circuitry build in to allow for the polarity change to the frog in the point each time the point switches across. I should also highlight that SEEP motors (or Solenoid motors) will only work with Peco or Hornby Track as they are spring loaded as other track such as handmade or non spring loaded points may not be able to handle the impacted of the point throw from a solenoid motor.


Gauge Master PM4 SEEP Point motor

For the Point Switching Control I did a fair bit of searching around to find an effective solution. Having operated from different Layouts in the past, I have found scenarios where I have to move from one side of the lay out to the other just to set the path for a train to route through. Or the point switching panel is positioned elsewhere on the layout away from the controller.

During my researching, one of my model Rail Friends mention these Colbalt AD Solenoid Decoders that are manufactured by DCC Concepts. They are basically a device that has a cover protecting the electronic components (as many point switch solutions have their electronic components exposed) but provides a number of options such as switching points via your DCC Controller or via a switch. They also provide a feed to the Frog that switches polarity and even has outputs for LED's if you  wish to light up the current status of point on a track diagram of your layout.

AD-S2sx Solenoid Decoder being tested out before its installation


AD-S8sx Solenoid Decoder installed

I opted for this solution as I would be able to still run trains and be able via number of programmed Macros (which you pre-program) to set the respective points for the route you desire your train to run on. This removes the need to constantly running around the layout setting points all of the time.

Also these Colbalt AD Solenoid Decoders only needed to be connected to the DCC bus to be powered up, hence removing the need for additional power supply just for the switching function.

However, they have their disadvantages, which I only encountered during installation of these units. I would like to share these issues just for awareness, which may prevent others making the same error as well as something to take into consideration when purchasing these AD Solenoid Decoders.

First issue I had, with one of the AD-S2sx units. I spend a full day of wiring which does numb your thinking after a few hours and I accidentally connected what was supposed to be the DCC feeds for the Frog feed into one of the LED outputs. When I powered up the layout later on, one of the points was not throwing. I traced the point wiring it back to the AD-S2sx and worked out that I wired it incorrectly. I then wired it correctly, however, the point motor was constantly clicking. This wiring error has not only caused the particular point output to be no longer functioning, it also the impacted unit which was also getting very hot. I had to trash that AD-S2sx unit and was lucky just to get the last one at the supplier that I have acquired these AD-S Units from.

The AD-S2sx that became defective after the incorrect wiring incident

Second Issue, Myself and another Model Rail Friend of mine, were doing the fine tuning of the points, making sure no shorts circuits were happening when running trains and making sure that the point throws were consistent to what was executed on the DCC Controller. We made the error of changing the wiring to one of points connected to the AD-S8sx unit whilst still powered up. We started to hear a point motor that was constantly clicking. Darn it, another point output gone and on the more expensive AD-S8sx unit. Fortunately, there was two spare outputs I was able to use and the high temperature issue that was observed in the AD-S2sx case was not present.

So to sum up the learnings here, make sure the wiring is correct, validate the wiring. Power down and use the CDU Discharge button to drain the unit of power if you need to do any wiring work. If you follow these learnings, you will avoid damaging your AD-S8sx or ADS2sx unit. Hopefully in future versions of these Solenoid decoders DCC Concepts build in some failsafes to prevent these issues from happening. Other than these issues once they are setup correctly, they do work well and I would definitely still consider using these Solenoid Decoders for future projects.

My personal recommendation after installing these Solenoid Decoders, is to just get the two point output (AD-S2sx) unit more to the reasons that you can install them close to the points that need to be connected, removes the need to have bridging wiring from another module (as in Layout or Fiddle Yard Module. If your Solenoid controller was to fail, it is also cheaper to replace a ADS2sx compared to the ADS8sx. The instruction state that you should be able to throw two point motors from the same output, but I was not able to achieve that when trying this throw two point from the same output. I did these tests with the springs still installed in the Point Motors. My feeling is that the dural connected solenoid concept will most likely only work on smaller solenoid motors like for N Scale point motors as I just could not get much of a budge with any of the 2 x point motors when trying this out.


DCC Bus Wiring and Wiring up the track work for DCC operations
I won't go into too much technical detail for the DCC bus wiring. Basically I have made use of the track and provided DCC Power feeds to each of the section of Track that was between points that where isolated. I basically created a Positive and negative DCC Bus ring circuit and from that it seems no issues with getting DCC Power delivered to every bit of track on the layout.

I will not show much of my completed wiring effort yet as it was a bit of a rush job to get it ready for the Modelling the Railways of NSW Convention back in May, but intend to do some tidy up work on it later on.

Lighting for the layout
For an exhibition Layout, one thing I have observed in the past is, that florescent lights present a flickering on video and can take up a some valuable space when traveling to events if they are not permanently fixed to the layout.

I was directed to some good cheap warm white LED Strips from Ebay which has worked out rather well for the Narellan Scenic section. Basically, I have used all 8 LED Strips that I was supplied with (in fact I could have got away with using 4 of them) and they have lit up the scenic section well. To power all 8 LED Strips, I have used a 12 Volt DC 2 Amp Power supply unit. I have found that a 1.5 Amp Power Supply did not have enough power to power on all 8 LED Strips.

LED Strips are noticeable on the to right hand corner of this picture. I have used 4 LED Strips for each scenic module

To close this blog off, I will like to place in some links for reference

Chadwick Model Railway - Insulfrog or Electrofrog Points 

Chadwick Model Railway - Model Railway DCC Bus Wiring (Note: As mentioned in this blog, I have made a DCC Bus ring circuit. Charlie the Presenter has made note to place a break in the ring to prevent any timing issues. I would agree on that point in theory. However, no issues have been encountered yet with my DCC Bus ring circuit. Perhaps an issue for larger layouts. Either way, a good presentation on DCC Bus Wiring and worth watching).

Everard Junction - How to - Episode 6 - Install a point motor
(Note: Good explanation provided from the presenter on seep motors, wiring and and their additional benefits) 



Saturday, 15 June 2019

Wingello At The Great Train Show At Rosehill Gardens

I will keep this blog short and sweet, but I would firstly like to congratulate the Epping Model Railway Club for putting on in my view one of the best model rail exhibitions that I have seen in my time. Plenty of high standard collection of Layouts were on display at this particular event.

Wingello finally putting on its display at its first exhibition.

Wingello First Exhibition Showing
I have not posted too much on Wingello over the last few several months as my model rail club had planned some interesting cameo features for the layout such as the glowing fireplace and smoking chimneys on the Wingello Main station Building. These cameo features have certainly added life to the layout, which were successful in drawing the attention of the crowds that spent that extra time to photograph, video and have a good look at the layout.

Thankfully, a few of our club members had the appropriate trains to run on the layout, keeping within the NSW Rail Theme.



We also had a fair bit of great feedback from those who lived or once worked in the Wingello area. We have taken notes of their stories and reflections for further additions to be added to the layout later on.

Wingello - Awarded The Best New Layout Award 2019
On Sunday afternoon, an announcement was made at the event that Wingello was awarded the Best New Layout award.

For myself and my fellow club members who have been sacrificing every Thursday and Friday nights over the last year on working on Wingello and for those of us who have put other personal model rail projects to one side in order to build the Line Side Structures from their home locations, this was a great delight for us all and also provides a positive reflection on how well my model rail club have functioned with one another to construct and successfully complete this layout.

Best new Layout Award Trophy and Plaque.

I would like to send my appreciations to those who have gave their kind comments either in person, on social media or via other websites. We are very thankful for those kind comments.

As mention in my last blog post, this will be the only exhibition in 2019 that Wingello will be attending at. Will post dates for future showing when we can make officially announce it for the 2020 Exhibition Calendar.



Saturday, 1 June 2019

Narellan April and May Progress Update plus Wingello

Since the last blog I have been busy in getting Narellan Ready for the Modelling the Railways of NSW 36 Convention. The main aim was to get the Layout in a presentable state for the Convention where I was aiming on getting most of the scenery area done and the get the station building, Cream Shed and Lamp shed completed. Thankfully, I was able to get Narellan in a presentable state.

In this blog will provide a long over due update on Wingello (my Model Rail Club HO Scale layout).

But I better first start off where I left off from my last blog.


What the layout looked like in mid April.

Taking Advantage of the Easter Break
Over the Easter Break I decided to take few days Annual Leave time off. On the days before Good Friday, I did my shopping spree in getting the needed materials and tools from Bunnings Warehouse and Jaycar for the various electrical supplies to have at my disposal. The initial aim was to get the wiring done and build up the scenery. Certainly a lot work a head of me to get this layout in a presentable state for the upcoming Convention. 

Fiddle yard track work finally completed.

The positive was that my track work was completed and I was able to do some test runs on the layout to locate anything that could cause derailments. Fortunately, not many issues that needed to be resolved, at this point I had a good run in building this layout.

 Weathering of the track completed.

Taped up for plaster cloth to be applied. Also added in the formation of the platform.

Plastering completed. 

 I decided to cover the plastered areas with Grouting for the reason to remove the cross threading look that plaster cloth presents and colour grout also removes the need of painting the area that is going to be landscaped.

Grouting has been completed, but did not grout the platform formation.


Before any further scenic work could be carried out, I needed to complete my platform and paint it. I used Liquid Nails to attached the platform to the formation. I made the formation with a bit of left over plywood and Portugal cork which provided the hight of the formation that was needed.

I first started off using Chuck's N scale Bombo Ballast with a mixture of Chuck's crushed coal. I placed more coal than ballast near where the coal stage will be. I found that 50% PVA glue and 50% water mix in with a couple of drops dishwashing detergent was not creating a strong enough bond with the ballast and coal, event when it got sprayed with water before it was being applied. I later found that 70% of PVA with 30% water with a couple of drops of dishwashing detergent provided a good solid bond. Other lesson learnt here is when using crushed coal as part of the landscaping, is to use paint the PVA glue on the area in which you would like to place it then place the coal then give it a spray with soapy water, I found just using the water down glue mix made the coal float on top which resulted in an unsatisfactory finish.

Starting to look like Narellan now.

Turfing Completed.

Fast Forwarding the Story
To prevent this blog from being larger than what it should be, the scenery was a quick easy process of this layout project that only took less than a few days to carry out. However, what took most of the time over my Easter Break was the wiring of the layout. I will do a separate blog just on the wiring and the electronics as it is worthy of its own blog. That for me was a massive challenge that certainly tested my patience. But got it done in the end.

I also will do a separate topic on the building and detailing of the buildings for Narellan.
The rest of this post now is the getting Narellan in a state that it can be presented at the upcoming convention. 

Getting a Little Help From My Friends
Thankfully, two of my model rail friends Rob and Dan who drop around a few times to assist me to move forward items such as getting the carpentry work completed. Without their help, I would have not got to the point of having a presentable Layout for the convention. I certainly needed assistance in tasks such as getting the back scene picture placed on the back scene board. 

More importantly, they did not let me sit back and watch them do the work, they also taught me a few methods in several items. Since starting this project, we were also able to have an open discussion on how it should be done. We collectively were able to come up with some practical solutions such as using Kato Track as the run around track to connect the fiddle yard to the scenic section and trying to keep the Layout also light as possible so it can be easily moved around.

I should also mention what has resulted from these discussions was that we determined Narellen had a few different variations of fences around. One variation was rail line post fencing that had wire  fencing attached to it. We were talking about this topic in my model rail club during one working bee night, where my club President Peter said that he knows how to make the rail posts. After I finished helping out with fitting one of the structures for the Clubs Wingello Layout, I turned around to find that Peter had done a whole bunch of them for me ready to go on the Narellan Layout.

Pigeon Box Frame work got completed. At the same time managed to get some static grass down. It gave some opportunity to do some loco and rolling stock testing.

Not prototypical running, but the Auscision 442 that I recently purchase that has the factory fitted dcc sound chip doing a round of further track testing. The Carriages are a Eureka Models AB Car and a Austrains FS Car. All run on the track work nicely without derailing or hitting the platform or a layout structure. As much as would have loved to run trains here on in, I had to pack them away to keep going on the layout construction.

 LED Lighting strips installed.


 Doing some retro fitting of the line side structures.


 Fencing Work in progress.


Further Landscaping work in progress.


 Pigeon Box painted.

 First lot of Fences installed.

Lead Up To the Night Before the Convention
Unfortunately, I did not take too many photos of the progressive work as I was just focused on getting the remaining outstanding items completed. That consisted in getting the buildings secured on the layout, fences completed, station area completed and the layout wiring tidied up.





 Above five photos of the progressive shots on the night before the Convention.

Day of the Modelling the Railways if NSW 36 Convention
At 00:30 Hrs 18-May-19 AEST, I got one part of the layout packed in a back of an old Mazda 2. Unfortunately, I had not had the time to work out the best way on how to pack the layout into the car, but fortunately, the convention was not too far away from home. I decided it was best to to get some sleep in for the day ahead. At the start of the day I ended up doing two trips between Loftus TAFE and home. When I made the first trip to the venue of the convention, I opened the car door and was greeted with the aroma of PVA glue as I did not think have opened the window to vent out car out overnight. I guess I should make that as a lesson learnt point. 

With the great help that the convention organisers provided made it an easy task to setup and Dan who has been helping me in the construction of this layout arrived on time to get things sorted before the patrons attending this event arrived.

We were able to get the trains setup ready for the day show. However, we did not have the time previous to this event to work out how to best operate trains during and exhibition event so the running session was a bit of a rough start, but as the day progress, we were able to get ourselves in a routine. Thankfully, it not the trains on the layout that would be the topic of conversation, but the positive comments on my modelling efforts that have been done so far for Narellan, how well the back scene worked in with the layout and how the 2.4 Meter long scenic section worked well for this layout, which has provided me positive feeling that I have taken the correct approach in the development of Narellan.

It also great to catch up with some friends and other fellow Model Rail Bloggers in this convention.

Narellan all setup in the convention venue.

The day finally ended and again with great assistance from the convention organisers I was able to return the layout back home within an hour of the event closing for the day.

From that point, I have decided to have a short break on working on Narellan, as there were a few items that I needed to complete for the Clubs Wingello HO Layout project for the upcoming Rosehill Race Course Model Rail Exhibition to be held on the June Long Weekend. Hopefully, I will be able to acquire some needed items from Rosehill Race Course Exhibition to complete Narellan to be ready to attend future exhibitions.

Wingello
I can now make it official that Wingello will be making its first appearance at the Epping Model Rail Exhibition held at the Rosehill Race Course during the June Long Weekend. Last years show was fantastic, but seems that they do have a good list of Layouts that will be at the exhibition this year. Unfortunately, I have been for one lazy in taking the progress photos over the last few months and currently the layout has its modules separated for the final touch up work getting done to prepare it for the upcoming exhibition which has prevented me on taking some good photod of the layout in its current form.

As far as I can say is that Wingello will be only exhibited at the Rosehill Race Coarse Exhibition in 2019 with its next exhibition appearance most likely to be within the 2020 Exhibition Calendar. However, I would like to say that Wingello is going to put on a great display. I will let that be revealed at the Exhibition.


Wingello Layout Preview pictures.

Now for that Closing Note
As you have probably read in this and in my last couple of blogs, I have been busy doing two model rail projects, that of Wingello and Narellan. Over the last week I have been involved getting Wingello prepared for the Rosehill Exhibition. I have also taken a bit of break from working on Narellen since the convention just to catch up on other items. I have to say that I have a very patient wife who has allowed me to spend the time and money in building Narellan so expect to resume working on Narellan not long after the Rosehill Race Coarse Exhibition at a more steady pace, but with the hope to have it completed in a few months time.

Last weekend, I just had to set up Narellan again to run trains and enjoy the good hard work I have put into Narellan. Blog coming up are some catch up posts on the construction of Narellan.




Above 4 photos are just pictures of my running session at home, enjoying the hobby. Unfortunately, all disassembled now ready to recommence work on completing what remains to do on my Narellan project. 

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Narellan March and April Progress Update

I have decided for the blogs for Narellan to do more of a progress report rather than focusing on particular tasks in which have been known for in doing in the past.

The reason for this is that I do have a deadline to meet in trying to get Narellan completed in at least in a presentable form for the upcoming Modelling the Railways of NSW event for the 18-May-19 at Loftus TAFE. Therefore, I have been using every bit of spare time I have available to get this layout ready, hence the reason that the blog updates have been a few and far between of late. More on the Modelling the Railways of NSW later on in this post.

Im glad to say, a great amount of progress has been made so far, such as getting trains to run on the layout. I have also have now started on the scenery on the layout.

As mention from my last post, I have been fortunate enough to get a little assistance from a couple of my friends from my model rail club to help out in completing some of the complex tasks. In fact, some of these tasks have been completed in couple of evenings where it would have taken me several days to do. I have few more of those working bee support from my Model rail friends are planned to get this ready for the upcoming convention.

3D Printed Narellan Station Sign.

Narellan Line Side Buildings Run Down
One positive for modelling Narellan is that there are few of the original plans available of the station buildings in its various forms over its time of existence. Narellen Station Building seem to have several modifications made to it over time, such as the waiting room being enclosed, in which I could not find any plans reflecting some of the modified waiting room portion of the Station Building. At the very least it provided measurements that I could work from which was a good start. The Cream Shed also seem to have been modified over its time of existence, where it seems to have been extended out compared to the original plan.

However, for the remainder of the line side structures, a fair bit of reverse engineering had to be done to work out the the dimensions of the structures such as the Lamp Shed and the Cream Shed extension.



Narellan Station Building
This is a scratched build where I have made use of the Windows that I have drawn up and 3D Printed for Wingello. Doors from the Rail Central kits and Grant Line.

At this stage, a couple more minor detailing will be needed before the final stages of painting this structured in a weathered look will be applied.



Nearly completed Narellan Station building, just in need of some more minor details such as window and doors to be fitted. Currently being painted with a weathered look.


Lamp Shed
Scratched built from styrene, utilising one of the windows 3D Printed for Wingello. I will be making use of a Grant Line Door. This structure seem to have been unique for Narellan, but seems to have  similar dimensions to a typical weigh bridge office in which I referred in determining the final measurements to construct this building.



Cream Shed
Cream Shed has been completely scratched build from Styrene.
There are 2 x plans for NSWGR standard Cream sheds that I have found, one of which depicting Narellen's Cream shed. However, it seems that the Cream Shed at Narellan at some point also had an extension added to it. I have modelled the extension variation and have profiled where the extension added to be slopping a bit, as like the real one did in the pictures that I have sourced of it.

There will be a few more structures to be build in the next couple of weeks which will include a portion of the Coal stage. Buildings are currently being painted to be painted placed on the scenic sections.



Modelled to look crooked like the real Cream that was once on the Camden end of Narellan platform.

Few other line side structures are work in progress such as a portion of a coal stage are work in progress.

Baseboard Construction
Construction of Baseboards was a new challenge for me where one of my model rail club members was generous in providing a few hours of his time to teach me in the construction of the baseboards.
I will be honest and admit that I am no home handyman, but I have found this task to be not as difficult as it looks.

For the Framework I used 42 mm x 19 mm x 1.2 Meter Pinewood and 7 mm. I have made up 4 x 40 cm x 1.2 Meter boards that were covered with a 7 mm think plywood. On top of the Plywood I have placed on with 6 mm thick Portugal Cork. 6 mm thick Portugal Cork was chosen more so to allow for the Peco Code 75 track to interface with the Kato Code 83 Unitrack.





Building up the framework for the Scenic Section of Narellan.

Run around board with Kato track to connect the scenic section to the fiddle yard.

Track and Point Motor Details
Last section (Baseboard Construction) has given away on what Track that I will utilising, but did not give the reason why I am utilising both the Peco Code 75 Track and Kato Code 83 Unitrack.

Basically, Peco Code 75 Track and points are said to be a close match to the track and sleeper profile of what NSWGR were, but I have more so selected Peco on its reliability and high reliability is what I'm wanting for this layout. Peco points are electrofrog which will allow for better electrical connectivity for DCC operation.

The Kato Code 83 Unitrack is going to be utilised for the run around sections which connects the scenic section of the layout to the the fiddle yard. This allows for a no fuss easy quick to assemble and disassemble at future exhibition events, as the curved Kato track allow for a functional curve without making drastic adjustments. Each end of the Fiddle Yard and the Scenic sections have a small lengths of Kato Track the to allow for the interconnection between Peco and Kato Track.

Kato Track does have the perception of being seen as a toy train track, but in practice it is solid and reliable track which does allow for interconnection to some fo the other manufactures track such as Peco.

The Point Motors that I will be using is Gaugemaster SEEP Self Latching Point Motors (PM 4). These point motors are solenoid motors which are mainly just suited for Peco Points or points that are designed to be robust with solenoid motors. I have chosen the SEEP Motors mainly due to the fact they are much smaller then the Colbalt  or the Tortoise Motors. If I had adopted the Cobalt or Tortoise Motors, then I will would have needed to use a deeper timber frame work and which would consume more area especially when transporting this layout in a small SUV vehicle. I will make note that there is one disadvantage of self latching solenoid point motors which I will go through in an upcoming blog.

Peco Code 75 track on top of Portugal Cork to allow for alignment with the Kato track.

Kato Track being used to help connect up the track on the fiddle yard. This solves some of the issues with track alignment issues when joining up both the fiddle yard boards.

Early stages of the fiddle yard construction.

Track laid in the Scenic section. Painted and weathered. Before blasting commences.


Closing notes
There has been a lot more completed than presented on this blog post, which unfortunately do not have much time spare to go through as getting this layout ready for the convention is my on my high priority list. In fact the Blasting of the track work and the wiring up of the track work for DCC operation have been completed and tested as successful. First lot of the line side structures will be painted and completed by the end of this weekend and will be ready to be placed on the layout, with second lot of line side structures to be started very soon. I should have Narellan ready to be in a presentable state by the Modelling the Railways of NSW Convention at Loftus TAFE on the 18-May-19.

I will be doing some belated blogs on the tasks that have been completed in the next few upcoming blogs to cover some of the other work done. Especially wiring up of the layout, which I will plan to do a comprehensive post on, as that has been one of the most testing experiences that I have dealt with this hobby so far and would like to share my challenges and triumphs. But glad to say that I ended up completing the electronics of the layout successfully.

I may not be able to get another blog in before the convention as I will be focused on completing Narellan in a presentable state by the Loftus Convention. Hope to see you there.

Here are some spoiler pictures


 Recently DCC Sound Chip Austrains 4104 with an SDS Models CCA coach doing a few test runs. After a bit of track cleaning, all is working well. No electrical short outs or derailments.

Almost competed paint work on the cream shed.

Weathered paint work for the Station Building and Lamp shed. Turfing has been applied ready for the vegetation and other items to be added in the upcoming days. Soon the back scene board will be added.