right, with the lady of the house away for the day, time to get out into the shed.
Today's job? Looking at the wiring. I've been a bit worried about the robustness of my wiring connections with 1 having broken during transport to the convention. This has held up ballasting as I don't want to keep having to unbury things to re solder connections. So, this morning I'm off to buy some brass microstrip to solder along the top of the sleepers. I figure that if there is contact with at least 2 PCB sleepers before I stick it through the board then it won't break that easy. I can then start ballasting willy nilly.
As an aside on this, what is everyone's opinion on size of layout. I keep looking at the monstrosity, and while its nice, it may have been better to build something smaller. I'm now leaning towards something that would fit on top of a shelf, or at least in the car. There is something to be said for a smaller layout that doesn't only get set up for exhibitions.