New Arrival at Burton Phoenix – A new wagon with rather a long name…

I live not so far from the Welsh village with ‘The Name’ … Originally called ‘Llanfairpwllgwyngyll’ or Llanfair PG … but given its new name for very effective promotional purposes in the 1860s – the famous
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch‘.
Which means “Saint Mary’s Church in the hollow of the white hazel near the rapid whirlpool and the Church of Saint Tysilio of the red cave”.

I have had a Blue Hornby Wagon with the name on for some time, purchased from a shop in the village. I decided to see if there were any more variations/colours made, and, as usual in circumstances like these ‘Ebay is your friend’..
So… a rather attractive Red/Brown version at a good price has been added to the collection..

.. It looks like there are also green and yellow versions .. which I have to confess has tempted me to get the set.. Obviously signs that I must get out more..

Test of Wired up Stowey Green.

With the ‘Main’ board wired I had a few minutes of ‘play time’.

Unfortunately I now have to put Stowey Green into temporary storage as, my wife wanted the dining room back…
Next task is to add the track to the removable upper section board.

.. And the Control box has had it’s early coats of paint. Next task for this will be putting the layout ‘Mimic Diagram’ on it plus adding the power and point control ‘innards’ to it..

Stowey Green Underboard Wiring Complete

I have now finished wiring up the points connector to the Stowey Green baseboard.. Apart from a couple of poor connections on the terminal strips everything seems to work…. which was more than a a pleasant surprise…
Looking forward to seeing the ‘Top’ of the board again. I have made out a simple plug that powers the whole board so I can test with some trains without needing the control panel..

More Wiring at Stowey Green

Been rather busy at Home and Work so progress on Stowey Green has been slow.
.. But finally managed to get the Soldering Iron and tools out and have commenced wiring in the Power and Point control connectors to the layout.
Power Plug wired in

Power feeds all connected (White Blue & Green) all done – next job the point control (Red & Yellow)…
.. Proper tidying up will happen when all has been checked and everything has been screwed down…