009 Test Layout

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    I'm building a small test layout, 140cm x 25cm (roughly 4' 7" x 9 3/4") to see how well I get on with the smaller scale.

    It's loosely based on The Eastgate Tramway by Philip Moss, which is in the 7mm NGA's Small Layouts Handbook, but obviously a lot smaller.


    I only plan to use 4 wheel stock, to allow small trains that can be run round in the loop.

    It's more a shunting plank than a proper layout, but I wont' know if I can manage the small stock and track with fat fingers and failing eyesight unless a have a go.

    So far I've assembled the baseboards, bought from Tim Horn, printed out the track plan and stuck it to the boards, and checked the clearances.


    So far, so good.

    Now to start laying the track.



    Ed
     
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    That's a good start Ed now you've got the whole weekend to finish it ...

    Ian vt :thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    I've just managed to fit a couple of rail joiners without resorting to the magnifying visor, but now I've got to solder a couple of wires on :twitch:

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    Should have gone for 7mm 16.5mm gauge (or Specsavers!) :avatar::avatar:
     
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    Oh yes, I forgot about that! :facepalm:
     
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    Finally made two Dundas coach kits I bought ages ago

    Not very good, but first attempt................

    Small and fiddly comes to mind:lol:




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