Multiple Train Test

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I figured it was time to test some trains once I had all the track in place on the large module. Got everything wired and connected it with four other modules to make a small layout. Throttles and turnouts controlled by WiThrottle connected to a RaspberryPi running JMRI (small black case in the cable pit). I love not having to …

Foam and Track


Spent a little time each night this week cutting foam inclines and risers for the module. Tried a couple of different approaches for the inclines. I’m much happier with the 1.5″ incline strip that I cut into 2″ blocks than the strip with notches to bend.

Rough Track Test


Major progress on the endcap mountain module today. A bit of design frustration prompted a switch from XtrackCad to RailModeller Pro. There are a few things lacking, but overall it’s a much better design experience. I especially appreciate the ability to automatically fill gaps with track and manage inventory (saving me from needing to buy more track). Once the module …