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New layout just started.
Track is the new 70cms radius Fine track with a couple of bits of flexi track as well.
Oval visible is the IDL roadway.
Board as yet unsealed or glues is a 400x250 mm Tim Horn scenic board.
Ignore the street plan on the left inside the track- that is due to change as it is based on the plasticard insert for the IDL section and I shall be ordering more buildings from Doug.
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More shops just ordered - got to keep Doug's printer busy ;)
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Hi Mike,
How is the scale track? I asked the shop in Edinburgh if they were bringing it out in flexible track but the response from Japan was that they haven't found a way of making it commercially viable as it's tricky to assemble.
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Malcolm, the track is fine,comes with joiners and power feed. Basic track as supplied fits on an A4 sheet with room to spare.
No more difficult to put together than flexi track. :D
You are limited to a 16m chassis - anything longer won't get round the curve. Rolling stock needs careful consideration but maybe one of our designers can think up some things.
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Busy waiting for paint to dry having sealed the board. holes made for power feeds before painting. ;)
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Rail track now laid, eyesight and brain fading so enough for today.
first train will be run tomorrow- only my baby deltic as I don't currently have any other stock that will go round the curves.
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Baby Deltic runs fine . Have just ordered a pair of Alan's Bogie Hopper wagons, by my reckoning they should go round as well. :)
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You goi very fast with this project !

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zdrada69 wrote:You goi very fast with this project !
When things are going right, I move on with the basics quite quickly, the scenic stuff is when it slows down.
Buildings, etc tend to take longer and I have to decide where to put things including loads of trees and the one out of the ordinary item I always put on a layout. That Item is all ready to put in place and will be kept secret- it will be up to people to spot it in the photos when I get that far.
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Mike

I'm certainly looking forward to seeing some piccies of your progress. I do hope this thread will end up as a build "blog"....something I guarantee you'll be able to look back on with pride! Doing so will force you into taking lots of photos....which you'll find very useful at time goes by! ;)

Apart from that....I'm curious as to what your surprise is. :lol:

And btw....your extra shops are on their way!
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Photos will be posted as time goes by. :D
The surprise won't be put on the layout until it is almost finished, :twisted: but bear in mind in the past I have put Dragons in forests and elves(wargame figures) in mine scenes on narrow gauge stuff. This time it is going to be different and will be a structure!

Work today starts with making the formers for the contours (out of 1mm plasticard) and then built up using Das Clay.
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first photo of the start of the framework for the scenery.
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I noticed the magnetic IDL(?) track .... where did you get it from ?

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mattinair wrote:I noticed the magnetic IDL(?) track .... where did you get it from ?
http://www.teenytrains.com/ believe it or not :D .
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More shops arrived from Doug today - painting them up first before I do any more- because I need to see how many of what type of building I still need to get, and that will affect the final street plan.
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Not using Das clay now, 4 tubes of white filler from the pound shop instead.
Ok it might take longer to harden off, but the odd little lump that breaks off is perfect for T Gauge boulders. :o
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Bit more done
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Problems with the tube of filler(different make from the others) used for the white areas on the last two photos mean I have had to remove that work and will redo it all using just the one brand that worked so well on the outside of the track. :cry:
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Just put in a Shapeways order for some bits, so have a bit more time to work out what else I shall need.
Can recommence with inside the track contours, having found more trees(about 150 conifers I had for a Z scale layout)
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Scatter started to be laid, just need it to dry now.
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