"Wellwood" will be the final section of my "Shelf Island" project, and maybe I will make a start on it in late 2021. In the meantime I have made a temporary arrangement on part of a flush door:
This layout is important to me, because it connects Shelf Marshes (on the right here) to the rest of the scheme, and it lets me connect my TrainSafe tubes to the layout, but it may not be of much interest to anyone else. I suppose, the main thing is the use of Unitrack because this lets me try out different ideas; and accepting a temporary arrangement to let me concentrate on other parts of the layout. I would like "Wellwood" to be a scenic section where I can take photographs and watch the trains go by. I imagine the main line being on an embankment with the siding modelled as a truncated branch line and a roadway at a lower level.
The door is resting on a length of timber attached to the bookcase at one end, and a plywood bracket attached to "Shelf Marshes" at the other.
The mounting on the bookcase is very simple:
The bracket at the other end is more complicated. The idea here is to fix a bracket onto the baseboard of "Shelf Marshes" using only one hole, concealed from the normal view:
This seems to work well enough:
The shims are there because I deliberately set the bracket too low, I can shim a baseboard upwards but not downwards.
The baseboard is then attached to this bracket by one more screw (going through the door):
And the Unitrack is cut and soldered onto a scrap of copperclad to align with the tracks on the baseboard. There are two small screws holding the Unitrack in alignment:
I have to dismantle "Wellwood" to get "Shelf Marshes" out of its alcove, and I am hoping reassembly will give me consistent results each time.
The overall appearance is more promising than it looks in the photos here. A curving fascia on the front will blend in with the curving front of "Shelf Marshes".