Well, it is about time I pulled my finger out and got back into some modelling..., or I should say layout building. As some of you have read elsewhere on the forum, the layout I built Jack (my eldest son) will be growing. You can read up on how I got to the final track plan here : http://p1mrc.com/p1mrc/view_topic.php?id=632&forum_id=7 As usual, some minor changes may creep in during the build. The name for the layout, Juwair & Sajour Rail Road comes from the first two letters of my two sons full names, (Jack William...) Ja Wi Ru = Juwair and (Jody Samuel...) Jo Sa Ru = Sajour. With a little rearranging of each of the two pairs of six letters, the railway (rail road ) name was created. I must say it took some deliberating to come up with the rail road name ! The original layout, Jay Dubyew Nth Yard (http://p1mrc.com/p1mrc/view_topic.php?id=632&forum_id=7) will pretty much stay as it is, well, sort of. I will be removing a small section of straight track at the left hand end (fiddle yard end) and replacing this with a long wye point. This will enable better operation in the long run. So, if you haven't read anything form the links above, this is what the proposed railway will look like... Each square represents 12" x 12". The wye point in the lower right hand corner of the plan is situated on the existing layout (Jay Dubyew Nth Yard). The short line to the wood chip loader will be on a rising gradient and the loop, wood chip loader and log siding/head shunt will be 50mm higher than the lower line that runs along the front edge of the baseboard. Baseboards were constructed back in late August... They consist of 3mm MDF on 42mm x 19mm pine frame. 3mm MDF doesn't seem very thick, nor durable I hear you say... There is a very good reason for choosing this... I'll let you read on to find out why I have chosen 3mm MDF... ...and now they have had legs added and the baseboards arranged in the spare room... Again, 42mm x 19mm pine was used for this.., and yes, it is pretty sturdy ! Above : Looking in from the door way... Below : A view from the opposite side of the room... Below : My youngest son getting into the baseboard assembly. Overall, it isn't a huge extension, but the total surface area of the baseboards have grown from six square feet to just over 27 square feet ! The baseboards have been built 50mm lower than the existing Jay Dubyew basboard. ...and they have been all leveled off perfectly ! 50mm thick pink insulation foam will be used to bring the levels up to the existing layout. This will enable me to sculpt thescenery down in some places, rather than build everything up from a flat baseboard. The baseboards have been made as individual baseboards for easy maneuvering. Station Road Baseboards 'cabinet maker dowels' have been used to correctly locate the base boards with 2 1/2" x 3/8" bolts and wing nuts, clamping the boards together. I am waiting on a few items from the US before I can continue on with the build. Cheers, Gary.