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I don't know if anyone reads these updates but, if you do, please have a look at my latest. The subject is the semi-automatic control of trains into and out of the Breitefurt station. Sample circuits are shown for the down end of the station. Any questions, please let me know.
Address is trains.manvell.org.uk/z-scale/layout/ .
You have my sympathy!!!
I have been following your blog about your layout.
They are very easy to use and Marklin give you various ideas in their paperwork and track books. They are not really necessary if you are using semaphore signals but essential with colour light (where the signal is driven from the set of three terminals and the track is powered through two of the set of four).
I must have read it several times, but I'm not really electrically minded. I have purchased several of the Marklin 8945 relays, but haven't installed them.
And you should see some of them! A friend of mine runs a single track exhibition layout and has 20 tracks in his hidden sidings (fiddle yard).
What I like about UK layouts is the hidden yards.
Ah, but which left coast - there's an awful lot of them!
Running Tweezer Trains on the Left Coast
I was in Anaheim for 4 1/2 months back in 1986. SOme fantastic railway stuff there, esp. on the north side of Griffith Park. (You can keep the diesels tho'; I'm a steam fan, esp. early steam.) Must say that when we left that almost incessant sum my wife swore she would never complain about Skye weather again, and she's pretty well kept to it.
The Left Coast of the USA i.e. Southern California about 70 miles North of Jim and the CCRR.
I guess fiddle yard sums up its purpose but I prefer hidden sidings (Nebengleis on my layout). Having looked at a few layout plans, I note that most are just a series of sidings that re-enter the main line, or are simple sector plates with no pointwork. I use mine like that at the moment but want to try to use them to reverse trains as well.
Fiddle Yard, that was the word I was trying to remember.
Sadly no. He models the metre gauge Albula line in Switzerland and has had the layout published in Continental Modeller several times. If you like, I could scan a couple of images from CM and email them to you. If so, send me a PM on this site with your email address.
Does your friend have a website showing his layout?