coombe junction - Display II
Whilst being something of a 'tradionalist' and liking to see a nicely presented layout complete with full length fabric to disguise the support structure, a pet hate of mine is to see the fabric pinned to the front of the layout or resembling something of a washing line running along the front edge.
For CJ I am aiming to align the black fabric with the front face of the layout with the fabric spaced neatly from the layout by use of a 'shadow gap' as detailed in my last post.
I attach a sketch showing the idea.
Firstly, the leg support structure is assembled.
Secondly the black fabric (shown by the dot dash line) is double sided taped in the correct position.
Thirdly the layout boards (IKEA shelves) with pre-attached black painted softwood downstands are located into the support structure which in turn helps keep the fabric in place.
Thus the shadow gap gives a neat and tidy joint as well as giving the impression that the layout 'floats over' the fabric.