Planning out the station

Having done some experimentation on an old piece of track, and with the help of a friend, I have taught myself to solder again. It's taken a few evenings, but I now have the entire layout wired up with cab control. Now I can move on to planning the layout of the station. But before … Continue reading Planning out the station

Code quality matters

We've all been there. Time is short, so just bash out a bit of code, and as long as it works we can move on. Code is for computers anyway, right? Who cares what it looks like? Actually, how our code is formatted can totally save our bacon later, and save us time in the … Continue reading Code quality matters

Landscaping with styrofoam boards

I want a hilly landscape for my model railway, sculpted from polystyrene foam (styrofoam). I went for a super-cheap solution - under-floor heating insulation! There are many forum posts and YouTube videos recommending various approaches to creating rolling landscapes for model railways. Most of them still rely on the track itself being directly attached to … Continue reading Landscaping with styrofoam boards