Dock Switching I

Dock Switching I
Dock Switching I

Dock Switching I

I’ve been busy finishing off my dock area so here are a few photos of the finished result.

8 thoughts on “Dock Switching I”

  1. I think I sent you a tweet about this a week or so ago, but I’m not much of a tweeter, so if you replied I could have easily missed it. My inquiry ties in somewhat with your dock project in that prototypically there would no doubt be seldom used tracks with rusty railheads. I’m hoping you or someone out there knows of an electrically conductive (rust colored) paint that could be used to replicate the ‘rusty’ look on top of the rail… and still allow a DC or DCC loco to run – perhaps with a little dusting now and then. Wouldn’t that be cool?!

    1. Hi Ross

      I’m not much of a tweeter either so I missed it I’m afraid. It’s a great question and one I wish I had an answer for. I don’t know I’m afraid but if you do find out, please come and tell me! It’s a great idea.

      Kathy

  2. The only item I ever came across was a black gooey substance that I ran a test on and failed to conduct the power even though the instructions said it would.
    John

  3. John,

    If you are using DCC you could try installing one of the super capacitor cicuits (keep alive is one). I’ve seen a loco equipped with one of these run across 36″ of painters tape covered rail. Of course, you have no control until you reach good rail again.

    The other option if you are interested in a dedicated locomotive for this scene would be to use battery power and RF control. Several good article out there on the web about this trend as the controls are now small enough to fit in an HO scale unit.

    I hope this gives you some ideas.

    George

    1. Sorry Kathy, didn’t mean to post twice. I was trying to edit the reply to Ross and I duplicated it.

  4. Ross

    If you are using DCC you could try installing one of the super capacitor cicuits (keep alive is one). I’ve seen a loco equipped with one of these run across 36″ of painters tape covered rail. Of course, you have no control until you reach good rail again.

    The other option if you are interested in a dedicated locomotive for this scene would be to use battery power and RF control. Several good article out there on the web about this trend as the controls are now small enough to fit in an HO scale unit.

    I hope this gives you some ideas.

    George

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