The theme for the layout is cement manufacturing with chalk quarry's. It’s going to be very freelance but with influences from my early days on the big railway as we worked into a lot of the various works along the Thames and Medway rivers. Yes it's a lot of the US prototypes but it'll be interspersed with UK stuff, it's because the original owner of the works was from the US and had contacts with some railroad companies and acquired the stock on beneficial terms, anyway that's my excuse. In time I'd like to bash a lot of the stock to change its appearance, but that's a way off with the layout to build.
The baseboards are basic softwood with thin ply tops, with sizes ranging from 5' x 2' for the loco shed area to 4' x 1' and 18" x 4' for most of the other boards. These sizes allow me to move the boards around on my own, and being fairly light are quite manageable. Alignment is by pattern makers dowels and a home made version on the lift out sections. So far that's 4 completed.
Last edited on Thu Oct 5th, 2017 06:04 pm by Simon H
Very nice benchwork! After looking at your work, I WON'T be posting any photos of my "benchwork". I intend to cover my work up with black burlap skirting. "Don't look at the man behind the curtain"....
____________________ It doesn't matter if you win or lose, its' how you rig the game.
I also used black skirting on my Lionel layout. A quick trip to WalMart and picked out the cheapest material I could find. Just tacked it around the edge of the layout, and it hides all sorts of stuff underneath.
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