Another New Layout: Part 2

I’ll be the first to admit it, I am running a bit behind when it comes to putting posts on here of how construction is progressing with the new layout – I can’t even blame the fact I have been busy modelling, as things have slowed down over the last few weeks due to other commitments.

Fortunately I already had a backlog of stuff I had video’d last year that just needed pulling together, so I can make it look like I’ve been consistently busy, and as such part 2 of the series of videos on constructing the new layout is done.

This one covers the construction of the baseboards, which I have done in the same way as I successfully used for BWS – ply baseboard tops glued and pinned to 9mm ply frames, this seems to result in strong yet relatively lightweight baseboards, which work for me!

With all the baseboards built I am currently working through the various ancillary parts that are also needed to make it into an exhibition layout – lighting pelmets, supports for the lighting pelmets, legs etc… I don’t actually have anywhere to set the whole layout up at home, so need to hire a hall for a morning at some point to put the whole lot together and check that what I have put together works in reality. I seem to be putting this off at the moment, either through fear or just being busy, but I look forward to the day we can do that and get a train running!

The other important update for this post is that the layout now has a name! After much pondering and indecisiveness, I’ve chosen to go with something a bit unusual, as you would expect for one of our layouts… As such, the layout will, in future, change it’s name from ‘Another New Layout’ to ‘A Dreary Tuesday…’ with a subheading of ‘….in the Dearne Valley’ – this will, I hope, convey a certain image to potential spectators before they reach the layout, while also being something a bit different to the usual layout names.

Until Next time….



2 Replies to “Another New Layout: Part 2”

  1. Thanks for posting this, it has completely de-mystified the construction of ply baseboards for me. The profiled cross members are just what I need for a small 2 level layout.

    1. Hi Stuart, pleased this was of use! For multiple levels I much prefer this method to adding multiple solid tops added on top of one another, and it definitely keeps the weight down if portability is a consideration!

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