Tracklaying, turnouts, weathering & sound …

Hi all,

Well, it’s been quite a while since my last post, and since then, quite a bit has been achieved.

I have now got CV track and rail laid from the Sydney end of Kankool up to the approximate location of the Up Home signal at Ardglen, which is shown by the red line in the image below.  A total length of around 38 metres (125 feet).  This was achieved over about a six week period.

I continued with the rail laying process as described previously here.

Work has also commenced on the first of the Ardglen turnouts at the Kankool end.

During the last few months, I also spent some time finishing up the weathering on three more 45 class locomotives and the fitting of Loksound Select DCC decoders and sugar cube speakers.


I fabricated my own speaker enclosures to fit two 8 ohm, 11 x 15mm ‘sugar cube’ speakers, wired in parallel.

Below are some shots of the weathering on the 45’s.



























Posted on Jun 15, 2017, in Ardglen, DCC, Kankool, Trackwork, Weathering and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Andrew Thompson

    Great loco weathering!

  2. Hi Ian. Great to see more track laying progress. The 45s look great, too. When wiring the speakers in parallel, do you have to add more resistance in series to bring the impedance back up to eight ohms to avoid overloading the decoder output? If so how do you determine the power rating of the resistor?
    Cheers, Lindsay

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