Jump to content

Blog- Dave Holt's Blog - Delph - Template for yard roads

RSS Fetcher

Recommended Posts

Having decided on the method for creating the large area of cobbled (setts) roadways in the yard, using mount board hand impressed with individual setts, I've spent some time hoping it might do it itself. However, nothing has happened so far and now seems unlikely to, so I've re-started work on this aspect.

The area behind the platform end has had a framework of tapered foam-board ribs erected to give the slope up to the yard entrance (off scene) and a template made from thin card for the whole of area to be covered with setts and the immediate surrounding area.

Because of the complex shape and the need for a close fit round the goods shed and where it borders the track, this has been made up from a rough cut spine and a patchwork quilt of smaller pieces glued on. I started using a PVA type glue intended for craft work but this has caused a degree of rippling and distorsion of the card, so the later pieces have been attached using a solid stick adhesive.

The template will be used to mark out the two layers of 1.3 mm thick mount board needed for the roadways and surrounding areas. The setts will be impressed off the job and the surfaces painted before fitting to the layout.

The following photos show the general result and a close-upnear the goods shed which illustrates the patchwork nature to get a close fit round the walls.

A few small isolated areas remain across the track at each end of the goods shed, in the four foot and just beyond. These can be seen as pale grey areas devoid of ballast in the photos.

Two general views:






And a close-up:


Attached thumbnail(s)
  • blogentry-5663-0-24096200-1414425223_thu
  • blogentry-5663-0-88625700-1414425223_thu
  • blogentry-5663-0-40977700-1414425224_thu


View the full article

Link to post
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...