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Re: My layout

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Puddles wrote: Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:56 pm I have put some bushes and a tree along the fencing to get an idea what it will look like, not fixed or permanently glued down yet as I tend to make up bits on the bench and just balance them in place, I only glue them down when I am sure they look ok. You can see from the wonky light on the wall that it still needs a permanent fix from months ago.l had to change one of the lights which stopped working and I know if I glue them all in place ‘‘tis Sod’s law another one will give up.

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Re: My layout

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After spending all my time gardening I have managed to get a few hours to work on the layout today.
It was just like meeting an old friend, I built up the corner over the tunnel and put on some static grass which I do tend to get into a bit of a mess with. Hopefully a bit more modelling tomorrow and a good clear up.
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Looking great Puddles. I haven’t used any static grass yet so any tips will be very welcome.
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Remarkable interchange.
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Thank you Bandit Mick and Chops for your kind comments,this is the mess I normally get into when working on the layout.
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Re: My layout

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Bit more done today
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Blends nicely with the backdrop
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All looks very good - I like the retaining wall in the last picture.
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It looks a nice sized layout.
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Re: My layout

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As I am on the wrong side of seventy and crawling around under the layout trying to cram multiple wires into terminal blocks seemed rather a daunting task so I came up with this idea. I made up small pieces of scrap plywood with threaded screws in them and fixed tags on the end of all the drop wires then slid the tags on ,tightened the nuts and screwed the plywood block up underneath. I used three foot lengths of peco flexi track and the layout is DC but I still soldered drop wires to every single length on the layout so there was a fair amount of wire to be connected together.
As I used eight controllers the wiring for each one just seemed a lot easier.
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I have not had any problems with electrical continuity and it all works fine.

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