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Cheddar P4 - December 2018 update

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I know it's only been a week since my last confession, but I've reached the point when I can transit onto the next board. Progress this weekend has seen the point rodding installed to boards 3 and 4, board 3 finished and board 5 duly dragged down ready to start.
I still need to break up and detail the large strawberry patch as it's a little too uniform at the moment. Probably needs more scenic variation.
This is where it gets interesting.
I've mocked up the permanent way hut; an odd little building with a couple of lean to extensions. It may be a tad on the low side but that's why I build mock ups first. Board 5 has the goods shed and signal box, not to mention the platform ends and the station master's house. It's going to be back on the Coreldraw over the festive period between the odd mince pie to draw up the windows, bargeboards and other details I might need cutting or etching. All good practice before board 6 which is just the small matter of the train shed.
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Point rodding installed.
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Board 3 joins the first two on its runners. There'll be a few things to touch up here and there and the water works to add in the foreground obviously.
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Board 5 along side and ready to start

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It's certainly coming along well. Perhaps you could break up the large strawberry patch by having a few workers weeding or such?

 

I must say, the track divergence and board width at the near end of the last photo do look rather wide. Will you have access to both sides when operating, in case of derailments (which, of course, never actually happen on our P4 layouts) or the need for a gentle prod of a recalcitrant loco?

Dave.

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Hi Dave

 

It's certainly coming along well. Perhaps you could break up the large strawberry patch by having a few workers weeding or such?

 

I must say, the track divergence and board width at the near end of the last photo do look rather wide. Will you have access to both sides when operating, in case of derailments (which, of course, never actually happen on our P4 layouts) or the need for a gentle prod of a recalcitrant loco?

Dave.

 

Yes, something along the lines of weeds was my thinking.

The boards are 1m wide so access front and rear was always going to be required. Either that or all the operators will have stilts like they use on construction sites to reach ceilings!

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