New to the forum. Hopefully in the right spot. Looking to see others shelf layouts. Need some ideas on scenery to go with.
Just completed my shelf layout. Gargraves flex with O-54 fixed curves. 155ft of track. Had some issues with maintaining constant speed until I read and added a 14/2 buss wire. After installment of Gargraves feeder track pins, didn't like the gaps between the rails. So I just removed the black coating from center rail, and soldered wires directly to rail, then to buss wire. Picked up a new MTH ES44AC. The onboard sound is new to me. More realistic now. After some scenery, plan to add an onboard camera and either pull power from a battery pack, or from rails. Also plan to add a fence around the layout as well. So if i do get a derail, will save the engine... and someones head.
My test design. Wooden dowels set in place with wood glue. 1/16th steel braided cable. Bought a 300 ft spool on ebay.. much cheaper than getting at local hardware store. Just trying to come up with an idea to attach cable ends to other sections cleanly as these are 4ft sections each. Still scratching the noggin.