Layout Update – finally running something!
Now I love modelling as much as the next modeller but sometimes tasks just become too daunting and I just keep putting them off. Getting my rolling stock out again and running is one such task.
I took my stock off quite a few years ago as I was doing some messy scenery and it’s just languished in boxes ever since. I’ve been reluctant to get it all out as I’m still doing scenery and I want to check it all before putting back on.
Anyway, my Dad was up and I got back off holiday yesterday so thought this was a great time to get something running whilst I had company to help. I tidied up a bit and he ran trains around through all my storage tracks. Eventually everything was running well again. Exciting after so long!
It’s not much but here is a cleaning train running around.
My cleaning train consists of double headed locomotives for more pick ups plus a rolling weight car (centreline?) with Deluxe Materials Track Magic on it followed by 3 cars with Noch/Woodland Scenics axle tidies that drag over the track. Just be warned, the wheels they’re clipped on won’t roll so I have some flat spots now! These are the wrong era for my layout so they only run on this train.
I even got it to the upper level! Still need to do that tunnel liner though. The first train through came out covered in cobwebs and sounded a little gritty on the way down.
Quite a few of the turnouts were sticky because they haven’t been used for a while but they all worked after a while. My turntable and transfer table were both not happy though and not moving. Not sure why yet…
I still have crates of stock to get out but I want to check wheels, couplers etc before putting anything back on the layout. There’s a lot of stock to do! It will free up space as all those boxes are stuck in my loft.
Next week I’m back on videos but at least I know something is running.