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Since the demise of McKellar Yard (see exhibition layouts), I have been planning a new layout on which construction started just recently. 

 

The yet unnamed layout is 3ft long by 1ft wide.

 

Track has already been laid and ballasting is nearly complete although there are a few bits that need doing still.

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Where the project began: I found this plain board in the clubroom and decided it would be a suitable candidate for a micro layout.

 

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I measured it up and it came to be 3ft long and 1ft wide (as mentioned earlier). Then I laid some track on it to see how many I could get on the board.

 

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The next Tuesday, messed about with some track until I found the plan I was happy with. The chosen plan is below:

 

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I decided to go for the BR Blue era again to pay a tribute to McKellar Yard. This time I'd be using different rolling stock which will be covered in a later post.

 

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On the Tuesday after, I began to ballast the track l. The bottom photo is what it looked like after I finished most of it.  I've still got to do the sleeper ends which I'll do tonight and then tidy up the loose ballast after it's dried. There's not much left in the bag but I'm hoping it'll be enough for the job. 

 

 

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Went to the club last night and started work on the remaining parts I needed to ballast. I still need to spread it out evenly and then spray it with a liquid used for ballasting track. (50/50 PVA and water and 2 drops of Fairy washing up liquid)

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