Mountain wrote:Do you get any problems with wind blowing things off the track? Also, do you solder bridge wires to ensure power reaches the far flung areas of the railway? What do you use to clean the track?
The railway is actually quite sheltered from direct wind, the only exposed part is the removable section which I have added high sides to. This prevents trains from blowing off the track. I have never soldered any joints on the railway in its entire 17 years of existence and surprisingly suffer very few power loss issues as a result. I have a large stock of rail joiners which I replace when they wear out. I use an abrasive track cleaner similar to a Peco track rubber but cheaper and it lasts longer. It is called Garryflex and costs about £6 for a large block which I cut into usable sizes. I now use a Bachmann dynamis ultima to run the trains having upgraded from the original basic dynamis last year. It is a nice piece of kit and has a lot more oomph in the power unit than the basic one.