Modelling the E&N in HO Scale in my basement

October 23, 2011

I received a phone call from one of the hobby shops I deal with advising my Intermountain wheels were in.  Goodie…I can take the plastic wheels out of the new boxcar kits I’ve assembled and turn them into scrap loads.  Not that I’m likely to ever do that since wheelsets likely wouldn’t have been changed out anywhere other than Wellcox yard on the island…

Gave Cam a call in the early afternoon, woke him up, and then advised we’d be headed out.  Stopped by Eastridge for the wheels, found they didn’t have any needed Peco track pins and went to Ewok Emporium (aka Chinook & Hobby West – South) for those.  Bought all six bags of them since I’m quite likely going to need that many (and more) for the rest of the layout.

Did a bit of railfanning down at the spot and had a bit of lunch, then back to the house for some additional work on the layout.

Accomplished was a fair bit more wiring/soldering work, cutting isolation gaps between power sub-districts (I’m subdividing the four power districts on the layout to further protect the remainder of the layout from the inevitable shorts) and getting a couple Bullfrogs installed on the siding switches at Bryn.

All in all, another productive afternoon.  Once things get wired into a command station/booster, and bullfrogs installed at Parksville, I can actually do a little switching.  Whoo hoo!

Cheers,
Jon

2 Responses

  1. David Bedard

    I sure feel unloved…..if you need a hand, feel free to drop me a line.

    You can even put me to work building your turnouts.

    David B

    October 26, 2011 at 10:32 am

    • Jon Calon

      Hey Dave,

      Would love to have you over, and most sessions can use the help. Only issue is that I have absolutely no idea what your work schedule is like, and whether you have any Saturdays open or not. Cam and I are usually, though not always, working on the layout most Saturdays and if you’re available, let me know and we’ll work something in. Sundays are also a possibility as well. Have you got enough seniority to get weekends off yet?

      Jon

      October 29, 2011 at 2:36 pm

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