I need to rant
What’s inside that ground throw to make it “spring”? Why two springs that I’ll never see again. That was my fault. I’m using these N scale ground throws because they are smaller and their shorter throw, compared to the HO ones, is closer to what I need. I’ve been screwing around with N scale for thirty years and I’ve still never seen an N scale turnout, let alone an HO one, that needs this much throw.
Plaster roads? I knew I hated using plaster, joint compound, etc. for roads but did it anyway like I doubted my past experience. You can sand this all day long and still not have the quality of surface you could achieve with a sheet of styrene or cardstock. Plus, it’s just such a friggin mess no matter how careful you’re being.
These two turnouts and this stretch of street running is a mountain of frustration more that it’s ever going to be worth. I feel like the little kid on the receiving end of: “Why are you hitting yourself?”
I just want to cry. I’ll feel better tomorrow but this isn’t my hobby. The whole point of Coy is progress and what I have in these two feet of track is not even close. I’m not modelling something, just what comes from my imagination and I’m willing to call it here.
Categories: Coy Paper (HO) model railway