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 ?