Chronicling the development of my Cambrian and Narrow Gauge 4mm scale model railway


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I was waiting for my train home from work the other day and saw another part of normal railway “furniture” as people like to call it. 

You don’t often see this modelled but earth bonding is an essential part of the railway. This bonding ensures the girder bridge and the rails are at the same potential- critical with any line, but particularly electrified lines, to prevent electric shocks. 

It occurred to me that use of earth bonding would make a really good camouflage for the power feed for a model railway. You could, in this case, even run the cables down the bridge parapet to under the baseboard. 


Author: Chris H

Having now officially reached middle age, I am a rolling stock engineer and have worked in many different locations including a 7 year spell in Sydney, Australia, where I arrived with a suitcase and left with a wife and a son. I am now based back in my home county of Yorkshire where I juggle full time work, being a Dad to two rascally mini-mes, and trying to fit in railway modelling, assisting the GWR 1014 County of Glamorgan project, and visits to the top left hand corner of Wales. In addition to my heavily railway themed life, I am interested in rugby, cricket, reading crime novels, falconry, and medieval re-enactments.

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