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Old 28-02-2017, 09:36 PM   #1
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Post First Layout construction - "Montgreenan"

Hi,

After my first posting a few weeks ago when I completed the supports and framework for my first ever layout build, I wanted to share the progress since then, especially as tonight I completed the last main baseboard and bolted it all together.

The layout is housed in a purpose build man-cave in my lean-to garage and measures approx. 12ft x 8ft. There are two lift-out sections at either end to still permit access thru the garage ( if anybody dares) and these have been fitted with dowels, clamps and slide bolts to help with accurate relocation

The layout is going to be called "Montgreenan" and will be loosely themed on BR Blue era along the Scottish Ayrshire coast.

I would be open to any guidance, but my thoughts on next steps are to dis-assemble and paint all baseboard surfaces to seal the plywood edges and to give me a base colour for future scenery........any suggestions welcomed on a good paint or woodstain colour for such purposes.

Thereafter, I plan to print out my "Anyrail" plan 1:1 ( 100+ A4 sheets) and check that everything looks ok and to help facilitate placement of further baseboard stiffeners away from points etc.

Once that is done, and I know it sounds crazy for a complete beginner, but I want to start with a Helix that will descend down to a low level fiddle yard.......not something I really wanted to start with, but I think build access will be extremely difficult once the main track is laid at surface level.

Anyway don't hold your breath as the pace is very slow, especially as I am keen to enjoy the construction phase whilst trying to avoid too many errors......will post further updates as the journey progresses - thanks

Richard
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Old 28-02-2017, 09:46 PM   #2
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Looking really good and with that wall showing it really does look like a man cave

Look forward to seeing it progress.
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Looks great if possibly a little claustrophobic.
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00 gauge or N?
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I like the carpentry and the wood looks good. It looks as if you are off to a good start.
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00 gauge or N?
It is going to be OO gauge - thanks
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Looks very good - how are you going to mount the helix?
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Nice work. Cup of coffee, packet of biscuits, door shut, trains running, perfect.
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Looks very good - how are you going to mount the helix?
And do you have room? In OO it will be 4' wide - that's a a fair chunk of your 12'x8'.
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I wonder whether a slot in the boards with a ramp to the lower level would be easier - you could have it down on one side of the layout and up on the other side - just a suggestion.
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