Trestle & Turntable

By Ty’s Model Railroad - 8/20/2010 11:47:00 PM

Model railroad benchwork with completed track on foam roadbed and painted wooden train trestle

I’ve now started the planning stages of the main control panel and wiring and have purchased more than half of the components. I plan to build the unit out of wood, covered in aluminum cladding. I’m still not entirely how it will look, but I’m going for an all-in-one unit with all of the switches, lights, and wiring, which will fold somehow under to table to hide away when not in use. I’ve also painted the turn table to make it look a little more realistic. I also stained the trestle a dark, rich brown colour. I used a toothpick to paint on little bolts. 

Custom painted Atlas turn table without motor and motor cover

I have also completed further testing and all the layout works great. The locomotives and rolling stock I currently have are not the best quality, but they run well enough that I can test my track and turnouts and find any errors. 

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