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Pictures 2010

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Trackwork

Track Plan

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Trackwork

Track Work

Track work is Peco code 100 rail fixed to wooden sleepers with track spikes, just like the real thing. Point work is again Peco code 100 - medium radius points with the plastic sleepers replaced by wooden ones.

 

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Picture 01

Aligning the first 2 points and establishing the track spacing.

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Picture 02

The first few lengths of track and 2 points have been laid and are being checked by pushing rolling stock through the points.

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Picture 03

Laying the track in front of the station and checking the clearance, particularly on the station overhanging roof. This superb model of a station has been built by Tony Morris.

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Picture 04

Technical planning taking place, Paul and Neale accurately setting out the track.

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Picture 05

The rock faces are made from plaster cast into moulds then, when dry, stuck onto the back scene. later they will be suitable weathered.

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Picture 06

The turntable is a standard Peco turntable, minus the hand rails and the wheel splashers, beautifully weathered by Andy.

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Picture 07

The embankment, made by Paul, is for a road leading up to a town and is ready to accept buildings

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Picture 08

This picture shows the construction of the rising coal and oil track. The track is laid using plastic sleepers for the initial spacing and, at spiking, a code 100 track gauge is used to set the final gauge

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Picture 09

Tony has just started weathering the wooden sleepers with very diluted enamel paints. This produces an excellent result, really toning down the stark wooden sleepers.