Friday, 19 March 2021

I Had A Dream.

 Quite literally, I had a dream.

I've not been one hundred per cent happy about the approach I was taking to control of the three-way point on Grundy's Yard. The answer, or at least part of it, came to me in a dream. Needless to say, it turns out to be blindingly obvious in retrospect and just involves using a different type of microswitch and trusting a type of wire connector I've not used before to enable maintenance if required. 

I think I'm going to have to build a structure to hide some of the workings, but by a happy coincidenceScalescenes generously made available the ideal building for that use from their back catalogue.

With a little more time on my hands than normal, having got the Danish presentation out of the way, I've been thinking about revisiting the Scalescenes Canal Boxfile layout as well. My plan for this has long been to use it as the basis of an OO6.5mm layout with perhaps a little bit of standard gauge, and mounted on a slightly larger baseboard than the boxfile. It helped that I found some of the stock that I'd lost, which gave me a chance to compare an 009 loco with a HOF one 


  1. Oh - I've got some of those connectors and mean to blog about them as they are very handy - but don't know what they should be called. I think mine came in an unnamed bag at a show.

  2. Spring Wire Connectors-Quick Push-in LED Strip Wire Terminal Connectors