Thursday, 28 July 2011

St Ruth gets an extension

You know how it is, it's a wet Thursday and there is nothing much to do. Your layout is going to an exhibition in a week or so... so you decide to add a new bit of baseboard with some extra sidings...


The woodwork is done and only used wood I had waiting for the Smallchurch, the extension I'm supposed to be building! I've cut out a section of the long siding which was previously right at the front of the main board and dug all the 'ballast' out of the way, a Y point fits nicely and leads to the three new sidings. The new point will be right above the board framing so will have to have a point motor mounted above the board; fortunately I have modified a Hornby 'Lyddle End' water tower which will suit the location perfectly and with a small coaling point next to it will make a nice little loco preping area.

The siding which kicks back towards the road will be a coal road with a merchant and some staithes, the other two sidings will just be for shunting etc.


Luckily I have all the track and point motors in the drawer waiting for Smallchurch so the only bit I need to buy is an above board point mounting base...


So far so good...

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