September 02, 2009

"The (not so) Permanent Way!"

The above photograph shows my work on the new Copley Hill set - putting down some scenic matting on which to start laying some track. That was finished this afternoon, thus:

Which meant I could start laying some track! Happy days! My tracklaying train was primed and ready to go - "Stuart" is an old Bachmann digital engine that was brought in to pull the train of track pics and my small hammer round the partially built layout:

And after about an hour of moving things about, the track plan I had come up with a few months back finally appeared in track form!

To the left is the "lot". It basically compromises a small siding for works trains and a storage line for trucks/etc which will reside there when not in use. The white strip of wood is the new backscene for the carriage works, and to the right of that is the five road engine shed and sidings, with the main line forming a complete loop of the board. There are two three way points to be installed, none of the track in the shed area has been pinned done as wiring needs to be completed!

I leave you then, with this photograph of main character "Stephen" meeting "Stuart".

Until next time!

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