A spare trestle from the original layout made a set of legs for the new one. Hinged at the back, making it easy to fold up and transport. And a shelf for controller and tea cups. I think that this layout will almost entirely be built from the old layout, and things that are out of the scrap box – though I may need a few scenic bits and pieces.
And with the layout on top. I may need to add a clip of some kind between layout and legs, as although the whole thing is very stable, you can tilt the board by leaning on one end!
And the first track down. Very much as planned, but using a medium radius point on the loop, and changing the siding alignment slightly.
Next challenge – how to lay the 150mm curves at each end, and in one piece? Turned out OK, cutting a cardboard template for the curve (that is the same at each end) and taping the track in place whilst the glue dried. I also cut some additional sleeper ties under the track to make it easier to bend. I’ll try and do the other end later, then some power feeds will allow me to (hopefully) run a tram.
Meanwhile, Paul has rebuilt his railway yet again….
A preview of my revised model railway layout. Still working on new wiring and other modifications.