- Move the wi-fi network extender to the summer-house and use it as a local-only network with a stronger signal everywhere on the railway.
- Try out an old ipod given to me to use as a second walk-about controller with WiThrottle.
- See how well Tornado performs after modifications to improve on its original 3 coach limit up the 1 in 50.
|Tornado romps up the Quarry Bank, watched by the local wild-life.|
|Tornado, about to enter the tunnel. (Photo with permission of the railway authorities.)|
Having said that Tornado managed 8 coaches up the 1 in 50; it did twice, then the air suddenly got colder and damper as dusk approached, and from then on the engine started to slip as soon as it got a couple of coaches onto the bank, even when I reduced the train to 7 coaches. I can only assume that a thin film of water was condensing from the air onto the cold rails, and reducing the adhesion. Bachmann don't yet fit their engines with working sanders!