As mentioned in the last post, the idea was to run all the feeders to a common bus line, and then out to the throttle via some quick disconnects. After soldering up my wires, I buried them in a trench and ran them out to the edge of the layout. Looks like this:
Here are some pics of the first operating session:
You will also see that I have done some preliminary scenery work in the form of the creek bed. I figured that it was a good time to add the creek and trestle before track laying. The trestle is nothing more than some distressed styrene bar and small trestle bents lifted from the Walthers timber trestle kit.
It feels good to finally be running some trains. Until next time, high ball!