Covid-19 diary – Kuritu II – 3 – it moves!!

A quick update on Kuritu II.  Not much work done, as I’ve spent a lot of time putting up a fence at church, hedge cutting and shredding the prunings.  Plus, of course, rugby and a football match on television caused a diversion.  Well, they all went to the tip this morning, and it was back to work.

All track is laid…..

For those of you who thought that we had left Europe.  I bought some contact adhesive off Amazon over lockdown.  Made in Germany, and half the text in Greek?  Go figure……

And here we see the first tram around the layout.  A few hesitations over the Peco points – they are a bit old, and I may have to add microswitches for the point blades.  We’ll see if I can clean up the contacts after painting the track and ballasting, that normally gums everything up.

Next job will be to fit point motors and a couple of isolating switches.  Then to plan the location of the road and buildings, and get scenery under way.  I do need to build a sort of mirror image baseboard as the lighting rig, but that can wait.

Last time I showed a picture of a naval ammunition carrying railway in the USA.  This article explains it in more detail.

Paul also posted this on the ESNG Facebook page.  It would make an interesting model and cause just a little comment at exhibitions…..

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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club
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