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This blog about a fictitious BR(WR) Engine shed in Cornwall based on what might have been if the proposed lines to St. Just and Lands End were built.

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Progress on the Two Main Baseboards

Hopefully the photos below will depict my progress over the last few days   Last few sections being glued in place on the second board after checking on the turntable for position, height and alignment   View from the front with the last fascia being fixed in place   It all looks OK, ready for the different sections for the baseboard tops to be cut and glued in place.   Checking all the cut-outs for the inspection pits, also the pos

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Getting there with the first baseboard

Slow progress on the construction of the first baseboard. Hopefully the pictures will help to explain my thoughts on how I’m building the boards. At the moment nothing is fixed in place the books are helping to keep everything in place.   All profiles have been cut to reflect the different ground levels, with additional sections cut out for the turntable and inspection pits. The baseboard top is at the bottom with the track plan on so I can position the infill sections to miss any poss

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Baseboard construction - Part 1

I made a tentative start on building the baseboards yesterday. My first task was to mark the different track levels on each cross piece. All changes of track levels do seem subtle at this stage. I’m hoping that subtle changes should help to project a believable scene.     At the above stage I realised that the very end cross piece (furthest away in the above photo) was going under the turntable. How did I miss that on my plan? I’ve been lucky enough to acquire a GWR turntabl

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No excuss now - some timber has arrived

Yesterday  Plywood for the sleepers arrived all 4000 of them for plain track, plus strips for turnouts. My God, this now looks a daunting task to lay all those sleepers!     Then this morning I got a knock on the door and found the arrival of the baseboard timber.     As travelling to the nearest decent Timber Merchant would probably be against the current Covid rules I settled on ordering the plywood online. Initially I thought about using a supplier of

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