The quay fiddle yard and wiring takes shape

With the Christmas festivities out of the way for another year, I turned my attention the last couple of days to the fiddle yard and wiring for Canute Road Quay. A package arrived from Tim Horn the week before Christmas that contained a 1ft x 1ft baseboard specially manufactured with the baseboard top dropped by … Continue reading The quay fiddle yard and wiring takes shape

The baseboard for Canute Road Quay takes shape

Earlier this month I announced my new little timesaving / timewasting project Canute Road Quay. Last weekend I took the opportunity to visit the excellent Scaleforum exhibition and collect from Tim Horn the kit of laser cut parts for the 4ft x 1ft main baseboard for this project. Tim classifies this design as a 'Scenic/Photo plank … Continue reading The baseboard for Canute Road Quay takes shape

Controlling Interests #4 looking to ‘turnout’ inprovements

One the benefits of recently changing to slow acting 'stall' type point motors as per my Controlling Interests #3 post, where I describe my fitting of DCC Concepts Cobalt slow acting motors, is that the unprototypical spring and spring housing in the middle of the Peco turnout is no longer needed, removal of this certainly improves the … Continue reading Controlling Interests #4 looking to ‘turnout’ inprovements

Controlling Interests #3 it will ‘turnout’ ok in the end

When I first built Fisherton Sarum I made the decision to use SEEP solenoid point motors to control the turnouts, this was partly due to being familiar with solenoid motors at the time and partially due to cost. In hindsight from both a visual and reliability perspective a mistake. It has become apparent after a … Continue reading Controlling Interests #3 it will ‘turnout’ ok in the end