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Modbury - 2mm Finescale (Brunel's Baulk Road)


Experiments in Point Rodding (2)

Posted by Ian Smith , in Signalling, Trackwork 19 April 2015 - * * * * * · 1,028 views

Following on from the last instalment, I have finally got around to getting some of the rodding in place on the layout. This is of the round variety, with stools (or stands) at no more than 6'0" (12mm) centres.

The stools (on their bases) were superglued in place alongside the track using a straightish length of 0.25mm nickel silver wire as a guide to g...


Modbury - Trackwork 4 (Turnout Operation)

Posted by Ian Smith , in Trackwork 12 July 2014 - * * * * * · 1,507 views
GWR, 2FS, Baulk Road, Memory Wire
Now that most of the trackwork has been installed on the first (Exeter end) baseboard, it is time to try it out!!!

Before I can though, a Turnout Operating Unit needed to be built. The first thing required is a method of connecting the Switch Rails to any under board gubbins. Obviously I had already thought all of this out up front, but I did need to ope...


Modbury - Trackwork 3

Posted by Ian Smith , in Trackwork 03 July 2014 - * * * * * · 1,271 views
GWR, 2FS, Baulk Road
Finally, a start on building the Baulk Road track work for Modbury...

Initially, the baulks for the station approach along the embankment have been laid. These were fixed to the track bed with really runny super glue, capillary action sucking the adhesive under the baulk as it was held in position. The baulk for the other rail was laid at the same time u...


Modbury - Trackwork 2

Posted by Ian Smith , in Trackwork 28 June 2014 - * * * * * · 1,140 views
2FS, GWR, Baulk Road
Before a start can be made actually trying to lay track work, I first decided to try to make some of the components for the Baulk Road track.

The plain track work will be represented by laying HO scale (2.3mm wide) PCB sleeper strip longitudinally beneath the rails. However, the Baulks that lie beneath the crossing V's and the switch baulks themselves...


Modbury - Trackwork 1

Posted by Ian Smith , in Trackwork 24 June 2014 - * * * * * · 1,077 views
Now that I have completed the baseboards, a start can be made on the track work...

However, as preparation is everything I first wanted to put down a raised track bed. This is formed from some 1/32" bass wood sheet which was fixed to the baseboard top with PVA, and weighted while it dried. This was done in relatively small sections by transposing the T...

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