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 Posted: Sat Feb 17th, 2018 07:23 am
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Daniel Beresford

Joined: Sun Sep 24th, 2017
Location: Mansfield, United Kingdom
Posts: 146
Well... it's been a while, but I've not been idle.

Trackwork is done done.
I've soldered the power droppers to 2 of the boards, and set up a bus wire along them.
However, Ford has taken the board that will house the sector plate away to build and fit that,
and he's also working on building some servo-actuated switch machines for us.
As such, the rest of the wiring will have to wait until the layout is back together.

I've also made a start on the scenics,
and have used lightweight filler to build up the ground contours a couple of the boards.
Two down, one to go.
The filler has been painted and the ground cover has been started on one of them:

Structures have been started and the majority of them are in a state of the basic walls being complete,
I just need to get some wooden beams that I can use to brace the corners before I build them up,
but I need to wait until payday for that.

I have, however, been working on one of the buildings that will hide the sector plate from view,
a mixed media version of the Clevermodels music store.
I wanted to ensure that - in O scale - any part of the kits that should be wood are made from actual wood.
I figured this would add to the overall look of the layout.

So here's the version of the kit I built in HO scale:

Whereas here is the progress so far on the O scale version:

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