Monday, April 11, 2011

Track Destruction Progress

Track Destruction Mayhem!
Track destruction continues apace. I've only been able to get to it for 15 or 20 minutes at a time, but if I had a single one- or two-hour go at it, that old Peco Code 75 track would be gone, gone, gone.

I've been using mostly putty knives for this job, with a little help from a 40W soldering iron. The soldering iron breaks loose feeders and rails that had been soldered to brass flathead screws at each end of the layout in anticipation of hinged staging extensions, a la an idea from an Iain Rice book on small railroad planning.

Under the new Code 83 order, I'll be using pieces of Atlas Code 83 sectional track to bridge to staging tracks--not as elegant, but more tolerant of error and discrepancies between detachable and/or hinged sections.