Another quick one tonight. It's been a busy day today as we have been continuing work on the layout boards - notably fitting more plywood sides. I decided to enlarge the power house building to more accurately portray the huge contrast in size between it and the little 2' locos. As you can see, I have also been shuffling things around, thus coming up with different potential plans.
We also went for a bit of shopping to a DIY superstore and of course the model shop. Clay and some sort of roadbed plaster type stuff (to see what it is like) was obtained from the model shop, and I bought 3x 1m lengths of steel (for the leg stays) and some long bolts to clamp the boards together.
Tomorrow we will hopefully be able to assemble all this together, and have the layout on its own legs and secured nicely together. I wasn't able to get any 009 track from the model shop, but some is on order. Points will be bought online when I know what I want!
So hopefully we will have another photo update tomorrow with the layout freestanding and nicely bolted together. Oh, and we have decided for the curved edges of the boards to use plastic fascia. This will give us strength, be lightweight, and will easily bend to the curve.