Today I attended a friendly get together of some narrow gauge modellers at an undisclosed location on Southern England. I had an invite to take along Isle Ornsay and, having only finished wiring up the points yesterday, I was a little apprehensive of how it would perform.
All 4 boards were taken along and hooked up to a Gaugemaster Prodigy DCC controller which operated both locos and point work. As the event isn’t open to the public and is by invite only it was an ideal location to test a new layout without pressure. It performed admirably and ran well all day with only a couple of dirty bits of track from flux and general dirt which had accumulated since laying the track. I was especially happy given that the baseboards weren’t bolted together, and were placed on tables, yet the stock still ran well across the baseboard joints.
Before I progress too far I need to construct the fiddle yard baseboard and exhibition legs, fit the turntable and then I can continue with the scenery, which is the part of modelling that I really enjoy.