Sunday, July 21, 2013

No juice

A rare occurrence today as I made it out to the man-sion. While looking at which project to ignore first I was running some trains up and down. Suddenly the Ed's stopped while heading towards Wellington. 'Thats odd' I thought, 'I've added in solid track feeders down there.


Ok, time to have a look under the boards.

Hmmm, it appears that while I had added new track feeders, someone had forgotten to actually connect them up. Yah, time for my all time favorite job, soldering up underneath the layout.




5 comments:

0-4-4-0T said...

Yeah, with blobs of molten solder dropping on one's face... I share your non-enthusiasm.

Amateur Fettler said...

Shouldnt you have been under their when the earthquake hit anyway? Might as well get the soldering done while the shaking stopped....

NZ120 said...

Did the English Electric's EMU's ever go past paikakariki at any point in time?

Rab said...

No they didn't. there was a lack of overhead, and when it was finally installed northwards, they were only running on the Hutt and Johnsonville lines.

In the 1960's its a no brainer.

0-4-4-0T said...

The signboards on the sides of the early EEs had destinations on their rolls (like the buses used to)that included Paraparaumu, Waikanae and Otaki (besides Paekakariki, Porirua, Upper Hutt, Johnsonville(?) and a few other terminus points). The Rimutaka Tunnel also had the brackets fitted to its ceiling to take a 1500volt DC overhead wire. The EEs never got past Paekakariki and Upper Hutt under their own power, though.