I am pretty happy with the purchase. I got off lucky as I bought it with out looking at it in person.Pretty nice layout, looking good.
Seems to run good as well.
As i stated above, there are some track issues where flex track meet in corners and have kinks. I will need to pull some nails, straighten the joint, solder the 2 pieces of track, then soften the area where the two tracks meet. These kinks have prevented my larger loco's from running such as my PA-1.
Does this sound like a proper way to correct the problem?
This layout has nothing soldered except for power feed wires to track. None of the track is glued down, only nails every so often.
Is it possible to glue track down in place with out lifting it? Such as while gluing down the gravel road bed?
The minor problem I have is how to scenic this layout. I am going to have to look at it and see how i can make it interesting where I can add lights and such. Really its almost not possible as there is no place for a town other than at the base where the train yard will be. That leaves the mountain bare. I am going to probably run some high power towers with lights, then have them terminate to a power station which feeds the train repair facility.
Definitely going to add a couple of Jeeps (CJ's or YJ's) trying to climb the mountain from the right side. At least then I can get some headlight and taillights. And try to add interest during the night time runs when I want a darker run.
I really need/want someone to come to my house and look at what i have and consult me on where to go with the priority's to get this layout up to par again.