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Old 05-05-2018, 02:40 PM   #651
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Some people have all the luck Steve, good result indeed.
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Old 15-05-2018, 07:01 PM   #652
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It’s nearly six weeks since I last ventured into the shed, I really must give some thought to what scenery goes on the last two boards.
I had hoped to do another simple DCC sound installation today but the post didn’t turn up.
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Old 17-05-2018, 10:47 AM   #653
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Finally started kicking some ideas around to finish off the last two boards. It was always part of the plan to extend the tunnel slopes into a small embankment at the back of the board so I got the foam core cut and glued down - it will get a coat of plaster bandage over the weekend.
And I started to think about how to incorporate my goods shed - it’s a big beast so it needs a small ‘bump out’ to the front of the board. Also trying out a shift in angle of the track through the GS for good measure.

20180517_103119 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr
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Old 17-05-2018, 11:09 AM   #654
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I think that is going to look great Steve. I wish I'd thought to solder power to the copper clad sleepers to take the power to that section of track. Will still be able to retrofit though, it's a good idea. R-
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Old 18-05-2018, 12:31 PM   #655
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This might work.
Plaster bandage added to the foam embankment and the track and goods shed positions sorted out. Accidentally stumbled on a place for the Wickham trolley shed.
On the adjacent board, access to the goods siding is by way of a single slip via the short Wickham siding. This means reversing back and then heading into the goods siding - not ideal but a bit of shunting won’t hurt. Slightly undecided if it will stay that way though.


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Old 18-05-2018, 01:12 PM   #656
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Looking good - the new embankment looks good - static grass?
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Old 18-05-2018, 01:28 PM   #657
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Looking good - the new embankment looks good - static grass?
Eventually Barry. At the moment it's just green undercoat from the Woodland Scenics range - it seals the plaster quite nicely.

I have to replace a couple of droppers where I have moved the track - that's the next job, then ballasting. Might go for granite cobbles in front of the goods shed for some contrast.
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Old 19-05-2018, 02:21 PM   #658
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I cobbled this together this morning.

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Old 21-05-2018, 11:27 AM   #659
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That’s the basic groundwork done - track ballasted and ‘soil’ on the intermediate areas ready for static grass. The ballast needs to be weathered - if only the sun were shining to help dry it out.

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Old 21-05-2018, 01:52 PM   #660
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Nice. The layout looks a lovely length.
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