Sunday, October 4, 2015

Nothin' shakin' on shakedown street... Grateful Dead

My buddies, Dave Ramos and Ralph Heiss, stopped by to help me give the layout a good shakedown run to help find some more of the problem spots.  I now have all my brass equipment except for one ready to ply the rails and I knew brass being finicky, would find spots that were trouble where the plastic engines wouldn't have a problem.  And problems they found.  But that's OK.  That's the reason of holding shakedown sessions. 

Dave and Ralph building their trains.

Looks like Ralph found a trouble spot.

Payback is a bitch.  Many a night we amused ourselves by seeing how far we can throw skewers and make them stick while operating on Ralph's layout, which also uses foam on his layout.

The guys seemed to enjoy themselves, and in all, most of the problems found can be fixed without to much effort.