Several months to study, I think to build a train layout. So I’ll post on my blog my work about the design, the train or the digital part. Don’t worry if you find some posts don’t speak BlackBerry, linux
As you can doubt, I will work in digital and I want to drive my trains from my computer (Linux) or a touch pad (as an iPad, a Playbook or others) and my mobile phone.
It’s a great and a big work :
- work to design the table layout
- the rails
- the turnouts and the motors to drive them
- the signalisation
- the scenary
Of course, I’ll need a lot of time !
At first, we have to choose the scale : G, I, O, S, OO, SO, TT, N, Z… I have seen several expositions, web browsing, price checking, available components… I have chosen the ‘N’ scale. To choose : dimensions, price and available components.
I will realize several modules with the dimensions less that 120×65 cm, to be easier to move. I don’t have to forget that I can maybe move or put the model into a cupboard !
Then I have to choose the theme… mountains, industirals… and the period… Realistic scenery or imagination ?