Lennart's Model Railroad Blog

Lennart's Model Railroad Blog

About this blog

This blog is about my current model railroad layout project; The N scale "Summit" layout, which is a freelanced interpretation of the Southern Pacific Tehachapi tunnels and their surroundings. Or at least, that is what it is meant to be. What it will turn out to be is another matter. The banner photo above shows what I want to recreate in N scale.

Signals at tunnel 16

Electronics, signalsPosted by lennart Mon, April 25, 2011 21:20:36

The signals at the other end of the siding, outside tunnel 16, are in place. As at the opposite end I had some clearance problems with the signal between the tracks (this time the dwarf), which forced me to place the signal farther way from the turnout than I had wanted. But it's OK. No big deal. Here are some photos.

I have also strung some sewing thread between the telegraph poles. The idea was that it should pass as electrical cabling. I am not sure whether I like the result or not. I had to tighten the thread or it would curl in an unrealistic way. But now it looks to tight I think. Real wire sags a little under its own weight which mine does not. For the time being I will let it remain.

Last, here is a photo of two new cars - two PS-4000 Covered hoppers from BLMA Models. Really nice models with metal wheel sets, body mounted couplers and see-through etched metal roof walks. Click on it to see a larger version at higher resolution.

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