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Lakeside Park

Postby alanr » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:12 pm

Lakeside Park as some of you may know is our beloved layout that we currently show around exhibitions far and wide (the next show will be York in about four weeks time). But just to turn the clock back all the way to the beginning plus the fact that the earliest photos of the construction have been un-earthed here's how it came together...

The original proposed track layout drawn at layout size (1800m x 900mm) on heavy corrugated cardboard. T For Three can be seen behind ;)
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Re: Lakeside Park

Postby alanr » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:26 pm

Built to be strong and light weight the base board is made entirely from 4mm ply wood. The main base has 50mm upright sections and the coastline is down to 35mm uprights.
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Re: Lakeside Park

Postby alanr » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:30 pm

Cutting and dropping of the coastline section.
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Re: Lakeside Park

Postby alanr » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:32 pm

Plenty wood glue and all weights on deck!
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Re: Lakeside Park

Postby alanr » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:35 pm

Harbour area water level is set....
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Re: Lakeside Park

Postby alanr » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:38 pm

....and fixed in place.
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Re: Lakeside Park

Postby alanr » Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:27 pm

So with various radius sections of 4mm ply cut out (all around 12mm wide) the job of assembling the jig saw begins
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Re: Lakeside Park

Postby alanr » Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:32 pm

Joined on the underside with 40 - 50mm pieces of ply, glued and clamped, the track route has come together. 3 continuous loops with one being a folded figure of 8.
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Re: Lakeside Park

Postby ConnorL » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:25 am

Awesome to see the history where this started! Do you have a modern picture of the layout of what it is now? Sorry, I got lost in google.
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Re: Lakeside Park

Postby alanr » Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:45 pm

ConnorL wrote:Do you have a modern picture of the layout of what it is now?


Will have soon. We've stripped part of it down for a redevelopment of the built up area to the east, so if I keep the construction method in sequence for now, it'll make the timeline it easier to keep track of. ;)

Using anything and everything that comes to hand to trial the various levels.
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