Since I have such a small layout I wanted to add some visual interest by the Fluke Transformer structure so I decided to add an outdoor transformer storage are. Here’s what the project looks like to date. The “pad” is just sitting on top at present.
This is a closeup picture of the transformers, pallets, and shelving:
I started by assembling and painting a bunch of pallets:
The transformers are a Shapeways item as they were MUCH cheaper than buying the cast metal items:
I did have to Superglue on those pesky little insulators!
I Superglued the transformers onto the pallets, but needed something to represent the strapping to hold the transformers on the pallets. I decided on using EZ Line elastic cord. After trying glue it directly on the pallets I found a better way by first making tied loops and then slipping over the transformers and pallets. Here’s the rig I made to tie the loops:
And here is a tied loop:
This is a completed pallet with two transformers and the “banding”:
For shelving I purchase and assembled Preiser #17125 racks.
It was a little tricky to get the shelving assembled, but I got it handled:
For a base I used a piece of foam board that I scored, painted and weathered. I added some “H” beams around the outside edge. I used two different sized of transformers putting the bigger transformers on the bottom shelves. I’ll later add some junk on the pad and add other details.