I spent the weekend in Birmingham for the Warley MRC show at the NEC. Generally speaking I'd rather not be there as I have to spend three days for work; setting up and then supervising the F&WHR stand. On the plus side I get to see what's new, have a look for any good layouts and have very good curry two nights in a row. It is also nice to meet up with loads of old friends and have a good natter.
This is Heljan's Lyn. Looks great but will all the motion fall off?
PECO bug boxes... one day they will be available
Afore mentioned curry in the Polash, Coleshill. Highly recommended. Dave's face seems to have melted
Inside the NEC... ugh.
However, the upside of spending the weekend working is that I had today off and so I started work on my new project on the layout. This is to change the section of dodgy track and in the process add a bridge over a stream.
The section of dodgy track has been isolated with the trusty Dremmel.
Modifying the baseboard with a jigsaw
The riverbed hole
I've also added another strip of scenery at the front of the quarry board
Once the gap in the baseboard was cut I glued a piece of wood under it
Glued and clamped in place so I then dug into the plaster scenery to create a streambed and added pieces of foam board to form the riverbank. The idea of the new bridge is to give somewhere to photograph trains where the scenery is lower than the track. Watch this space for progress.