Tuesday, 28 December 2010


The first panel of track has been laid as a trial. Firstly a sheet of sundeala was glued/nailed on top of the 9mm ply. Thanks to dad for picking up a board for me and adding it to my Xmas present.

Then the photocopied track was taped to the board and sleepers glued down to that.

It took a bit of experimenting but I've found that drilling out the holes in the sleepers helps and that each pin needs its head trimmed to varying degrees. It's fun though - like laying real track! The brass thing in shot on the rails is the useful gauge.

The second photo shows me resting out the size of ballast grains. Medium will be fine although I may go with a sandy texture instead.

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