US Style Track in S - Jameston & Leven River RR

Discussion in 'Techniques' started by JimG, 22 February 2016.

  1. JimG

    JimG Western Thunderer

    I meant to add in the previous message on another disaster in the week, which eagle-eyed readers may have noticed...

    US-S-SwitchingLayout-X311.jpg

    ...half of my transfer bridge trusses has disappeared. :( This was down to me when rescuing the track from the ballast - I leaned over the layout to access something and there was a faint click and bits of timber all over the bridge deck. In a way it was asking for it since it was in quite a prominent position at the front of the layout. I debated about re-building it but opted not to since it might happen to some other unfortunate who ventured too close. I've also decided to rebuild the bridge with girders rather than wooden trusses which will provide a less fragile structure.

    Jim.
     
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  2. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    Looks good Jim - it's nice to see all of to buildings in context.

    Out of curiosity did the self guarding frogs elicit any comment from non US modellers or didn't they notice them :rolleyes:.
     
  3. JimG

    JimG Western Thunderer

    Dave,

    I remember discussing them with one or two visitors but I have to confess that my club mates provided a sterling service in operating the layout throughout the two days and I wasn't around the layout for a lot of the time. So I'm not sure how much of a topic of conversation they might have been What created more discussion was the scale - a lot of people didn't know about S and one or two thought it was O scale.

    Jim.