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Progress has been slow on the layout recently, blame the summer weather and other hobbies. 

 

I've made some time to add some ground cover towards the back of the depot before placing a crew room building later on in the week. A sky back scene printed on to 3mm foam board has also been added which I think looks a lot better than the plain blue I had before. 

 

Looking forward to adding the smaller details going forward. 

 

 

 

 

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I've decided to open up the other line into the scenic section to create more operational interest and to make yard operations a little more prototypical. I had realised that in order to access the lower lines, the loco would have to draw into the repair shed which was going to prove frustrating and not very realistic. 

 

I'm going to have to modify the bridge slightly to accommodate it all, but should be fine. 

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Having opened up the other scenic break into the fiddle yard, I've also been able to add a couple more storage roads which will assist with operations. 

 

In the scenic section itself I've added a crew mess room and put some ground cover in to separate the different areas.

 

Going forward I'll continue to add the smaller details and bring the scene to life. 

 

Any comments are always welcome :)

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Just an observation :)

On the point in front of the building is the bottom part of the track connected properly?

Looks like the straight track isn't in the fishplate before the point correctly, not on about the gap but it looks like there is a "step" there.

Might just be an illusion cause of the gap ;)

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Posted (edited)
23 minutes ago, smallman28 said:

Just an observation :)

On the point in front of the building is the bottom part of the track connected properly?

Looks like the straight track isn't in the fishplate before the point correctly, not on about the gap but it looks like there is a "step" there.

Might just be an illusion cause of the gap ;)

Thanks for spotting that - the rail is in the fish plate and no step fortunately - I've just left a bit of an expansion gap to account for the heat in the shed..

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I've been adding various details to build up the scene this week - quite happy with the way it is turning out.

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37517 has just arrived with the weekly fuel train as the resident shunter gets ready to carry on moving some wagons around for the depot staff.

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