Valdieu-Lutran, the goods yard level crossing is started

Today I started the level crossing for the goods yard for Valdieu-Lutran. The methods is the same as for the embedded track using copper-clad PCB onto which sections of Code 80 track are soldered for the rails and catch-rails.

Level crossing track laid

The PCB copper is gapped between the rails and between the tracks using my Dremel and a diamond cutting disk. Track feeds will be soldered to the PCB from the DCC bus under the baseboard. 

The crossing PCB was then covered with Phatic glue then Das modelling clay and, after making sure the rail heads were above the clay, was impressed with cobblestones using 1/8” & 3/16” square brass tube.

Cobblestone freight crossing