So, without further ado, here are a few tips you might find helpful....
|Here's how I store my collection of styrene strip and stripwood. Just a bunch of paper towel tubes in a cardboard box. Fits nicely under the workbench, and I can take it down to the layout room as needed (saving lots of trips up and down the stairs)|
|This is how I mark where feeders are needed, though since this photo was taken, I've started using red pins as well as white to correspond to the wire colors I use for my feeders.|
|Speaking of feeders, when soldering feeders to rail, make sure that the feeder is - um - soldered to the rail and not just melted into the plastic tie.|
|This next series of photos shows my sophisticated method for preventing rolling stock from rolling off the layout.|
|I just drill a hole and insert a finishing nail centered between the rails so the coupler hits it.|
|I have two lift outs and one drop bridge, so I need a bunch of these.|
|Pretty low tech, but very effective (and MUCH better than nothing!)|