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Cardiff Canton, The second coming


steve fay
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  • 3 weeks later...

Construction of Canton Mk2 is underway. This won’t be a fast build as I have two commissions that will take priority first. nice to be underway though 
The upright timbers will support the lighting pelmet as this layout will be viewable from all 3 angles,  The height of which is subject to Change, I’ll decide that once I’ve made the legs. A few nice Blingy bits are on the way for the layout fascia. 

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Doing a bit on canton today, filling in screw heads and sanding back and a few coats of paint. First bits of track going down using salvaged points from older projects.  Little retaining wall that ran along side the old coaling stage. 

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First bit of dirt down on Canton so only right to  pose a Loco and I’ve chosen Canton resident 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe. 
Early days yet but what I like about this project is that you can view the locos from 3 angles instead of the usual side on.

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Shed foreman Charlie Hewlett escorts a lucky photographer with a shed pass to capture a moment in time, Even one of the shed fitters has stopped to look 
What’s caught their eye I wonder?
Modelu Figures painted by Claudia Everett

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LED light bars installed today, Still awaiting the junction boxes so they can be wired in, tomorrow hopefully. I’ve mounted the shed code plates on either side of the legs supports and to ease transportation I’ve cut out some hand holes and dressed them

with some Brit style grab hole surrounds very apt for Canton. Lastly I’ve made up the two telegraph poles using parts from Duncan’s models.  

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Not the best picture but the junction boxes have arrived and the lights are working.  I will add 6” strips of 6mm ply across the tops backed with foil to help concentrate the light downwards and to alleviate the glow above the layout,  this will also help to support the fiddle yard area whilst transporting the layout and protect the lighting underneath.  
The layout is packed away again now until the laser cut pits arrive and I’ll get it out in the garden and take some pictures in the dark to see how affective the strip lights are.
I’ve also ordered 6m of warm white LED strip lights that will go on the underside of the foil backed ply.

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