Layout Progress #1 – But Still No Name

Good Afternoon,

In between real life I have been beavering away at the new plank.

The track has been laid directly to the boards with PVA, nothing special there.

The only deviation I did take was to cut out the sleeper webbing on the C+L flexitrack, this is a job that seemingly takes forever but gave me the opportunity to position the sleepers in a less than uniform fashion (both intentionally and unintentionally). If I was doing it on a larger layout I am not sure I could bring myself to do it again. However it does look better to my eye.

I realised after laying that the points were slightly lower than the C+L track so a quick lift and a tiny piece of packing saw this sorted. Should of looked straight away but was too excited about doing some p-way to notice.

On top of this the majority of wiring with the track droppers has been undertaken, leaving just the points.

As mentioned previously thanks to Matt’s Railroad blog I imported some cheap as chips PDC point switches. The parts took a good deal of persuading to get together. I glued the bits the instructions said too but no way would they ever be coming apart again due to the tightness of the lugs.

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The hole at the front has now been filled in with polystrene and paper mache and painted.

I am now working on mounting the PDC point switches and wiring these up. After that I can run some trains!!!

Then the scenery can start, which I cannot wait for.

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Track Laying in progress

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I have also treated myself to a dirt cheap lightbox off Ebay, here are two test shots:

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Thanks for reading,

Oly

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