My extension to Oakamoor is taking a bit of a back seat at the moment due to the Boxfile project, so with some approval, I’m shifting back to Dads outside extension of the shed layout. The boards are down in the shed but only as an oval. We had intended to drop to a lower fiddle yard, but the incline in the 6x8ft shed was a bit too much to make with it curving. The project stalled with one or two ideas, but really we haven’t done anything for over 3 years (it stopped when I was preparing to move house 3 years ago today and things were stored in the railway shed for collection after move, one of these being Oakamoor layout). Late last year Dad dropped on a peco well turntable that we had planned to fit in the shed. It was a later conversation with mum (SWMBO Snr) who gave permission to have an outdoor layout. Others had been posting in the forum about outdoor layouts and a plan was drawn up at the back end of last year (i did post briefly somewhere here) but the winter months kind of put a stop to outdoors A simple double track out and back loop with a second line that will defend at the same time (shown crossing back) that goes to the lower fiddle yard. After the funeral we went to last week for my late railway colleague, we went to a fellow friends house afterwards to see his outdoor track and came away with some new ideas. Thanks to @Cidge at this time. As we have had some sun, I helped dad take the old pagoda down this morning. it’s posts may be cut down and reused yet! This afternoon after collecting the kids from school and heading to the best restaurant in town, dad and I have made a start on a test panel. The test panel is a UPVC facia board, with two battons screwed to it. It’s kver length as we wanted to see what flex etc was like. It’s quite ridged. The inside also has a grey face to it. Ignore the proud screws - dad only had ones that were too long in at this time so rather than rip skin on the shap edge under I left the head proud. It’s quite ridged with 2 x 2x1 battons. The bins need to go, but approx height. Happy at this start! Tea was great! Laters another day.