My O Gauge Journal on
 Modelling the GWR

A personal Journey

Projects for the year 2021

April 2021

The block signalling system is mostly completed now and awaiting installation. Attention is now on the backdrops to give depth and colour to the railway. Microsoft Publisher has a series of publications that can help here. One I use is banner, (shown below). Using a selection of freely copyable images from the internet and cut and paste methods I create long panoramic views of towns, industry, seascapes etc. I will intersperse these with wall sections around the outside of the railway.

March 2021

Attention to the block signalling system. The lighting panels have been wired ready to be connected to the micro switches on the point motors. As I use the PECO ones there are two micro switches. |One to control the polarity of the frog and the other to control the indicator LEDs in the control panel which is part of the block signalling system.

There are 4 boards like the one above to set up. I decided to use terminal connectors set on a plastic plate to incorporate the necessary resistors that LEDs require to operate.

February 2021

This is the current plan for the new railway. Click on it for a larger image. As it evolves buildings may be moved about.

I can see three stations developing on the railroad. I don't plan before hand as the site usually dictates what you can and cannot do. So here are the three.

This is the largest terminus.

This is the middle station on the curve up line. One platform only..

This is the other terminus. turntable insitu as well, so I will make this the more industrial end of the railway.

January 2021

The new railway room is now finished and I have moved in.

 

2021

Ceiling plastered, all surfaces painted, electrics completed, floor insulated

A new plan for the room