Next job was to fit end plates to transport the modules and protect the track ends. Nothing clever here, just thumbscrew bolts and retaining nuts. All very carefully marked out, but of course they weren’t as square as they might have been. They will, however, do the job.
Most of the wiring is complete, too. This is for the first board, and I have started the second one. Easier than expected, and I have, I hope, cracked how to crimp the wire to the pins and sockets ready to fit into the plugs. The acid test will be when we try and run a train on it, but I may test that out tomorrow. The two ends of the modules are joined by a bus for each track to feed the track from both ends of the board. I haven’t wired up the points, that will have the frogs switched with microswitches, but this can be done after initial testing – the points should work OK with power passing through the blades alone.
We’ll miss Paul at ESNG meetings. He posted this on Facebook, and it reminds me of club running nights. I won’t name the usual culprits!