- Published: 08 January 2020 08 January 2020
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2018 saw more progress than previous years. However a lot of the work throughout the year was with the electronics and wiring, so not so much to see. Lots of steep learning, soldering and testing. Most of the track is now laid and the track plan is final. Exception to this is the loco area in the storage sidings which is generally planned out (with turntable) but could be changed closer to the time when I lay the track there.
Scenics and ballasting haven't been started yet are are a way off yet, probably 2021. What i've learnt is to focus on one job at a time. There are still too many distractions with life to have regular time up in the railway room, so i've stopped experimenting with Train Controller Software, weathering and a million other things that stops me making real progress. Currently the storage sidings are not all wired up. So this is what's going on as I write. (Jan 2020)
Much more work to do so more updates in 2020! But I think it's realistic to complete all the trackwork and wiring and make some real progress with the Train Controller software. Getting some working signals might be unrealistic by the end of 2020 and only then will the scenic work start. Although I might start one section over the viaducts, just to give me something nice to pose locos on (for selling on Ebay! don't hold your breath).