I had just enough 3" foam left to make my extra storage sidings off to one side.
I plan to have a river crossing in the gap. I found some NSWGR wooden bridge supports I had scratchbuilt in one of the boxes. Never been used.
The extension gives me a reason to finally make use of the scratchbuilt NSWGR standard bridge piers I built years ago too Forrest.
A river crossing to access the storage sidings is now on the cards.
all that bracing is needed when a southerly Buster comes through or the winter westerlies are in full cry.
Either of them would blow a dog off the end of its chain...
Great job on that water tank, Bob. Yep it's good for another go-round. Looks like it holds enough to top up an AD60 Garratt, P1220557a by oztrainz, on Flickr
Might not be too much left for a second one though?
Unanderra in oz
Fortunately there is only room for one 60 class on this layout (and in my wallet) John. :>)
There is a story to the cross bracing Forrest and all. It involves welding styrene rods to ABS shapes with the glues available at the time. I had two goes with different glues. Over a year or two the joints between the dissimilar plastics disintegrated each time.
The third and current bracing is now brass. If this fails its a trip to the bin !
The basic tank shape is a local kit, the rest is scratchbuilt from plastic, brass, paper and cotton thread.