Monday, October 02, 2006

Track bonding continues

Although most locomotives have an on board battery pack, we're going to experiment with track power on the new line. So this weekend was spent bonding the rail joints to give good electrical continuity. It's tedious work, soldering a small loop of copper wire across each rail joint, so I hope it will be worthwhile in the end. The planned rack line is almost complete (in track laying terms, at any rate), running from the "datum" level under the trees to the top of an area known as "The Mound". The area has also been planted with hardy cyclamen - hederifolium and coum, so with a bit of luck it should look good in both Spring and Autumn.