What makes it go.

Its a lot like a big railyard…








As I was working on this mess today it occurred to me that the wiring under a layout is a lot like the trackwork above it. In the end it all comes down to a single wire that plugs into the wall. From there it branches out into all this….

The wiring is all finished now, tucked in place and all neatened up.

Next up is to mount the Digitrax onto a small shelf underneath and install all the sockets to plug the three sections into.


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About the Author:

I'm your host, Tim Warris, a product developer in Port Dover, Ontario. Since March of 2007 I have been documenting the construction of the former CNJ Bronx Terminal in HO scale. For my day job, I design track building tools for Fast Tracks, a small company I own and operate. Fast Tracks makes it fast and easy to hand lay your own trackwork. Stop by our website to learn more!

Posted by: Tim | 06-19-2009 | 04:06 PM
Posted in: Latest Posts | Track Construction | wiring


  1. I think it goes without saying that one can really appreciate the certain benefits of creating a modular layout like this one. You can flip it up on its side(s), and work on the electronics as opposed to crawling underneath the benchwork on your back. Post up some operating videos after the show. Not all of us can make it. 😉

    Comment by Shane — June 20, 2009 @ 8:18 am
  2. Been following this site for a while, REALLY looking forward to meeting you and this INSANE layout at the show!!!

    Comment by John — June 24, 2009 @ 12:04 pm
  3. Tim and bro’s
    looking forward to show…. I’m bringing you guys something I KNOW you’ll like..
    JOHN— the only guy with gifts–cool ones too!!

    Comment by John — July 1, 2009 @ 6:00 pm
  4. Art by any other name!

    Comment by George Corral — December 17, 2009 @ 1:16 pm

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