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Saturday, 8 May 2021
Friday, 7 May 2021
Having finished the first two building it is time to start building C which will fit over the tracks at the left hand side of the box. This has an extra part on the side which is a hoist that hangs over the canal, so material can be hoisted straight from a barge into the building.
Thursday, 6 May 2021
Having finished the base and the barge, the buildings are constructed in order, Building A, B and C. The key here is to get good quality card that won't bend. Unfortunately some of the card I was using wasn't that good, so the finish isn't as good as I was hoping for. I could rebuild them of couse, because once you have downloaded the kit you can use it over and over again, but I first have to source a better quality card. They also recommend three different thicknesses, and the parts fit together best if you stick strictly to the thickness of card suggested in the instructions.
Anyway, here's building A in progress.
The picture below shows where the building will fit in the box file. A backscne will be added on the lid, and they send two versions, an A3 version for if you have an A3 printer or two A4 pieces if you haven't. You will see it later. The back wall of building B is also visible in this picture.
That's it for part one, buildings B anc C will follow shortly.
Thursday, 11 March 2021
There are tunnels at both ends with town and fields over the track, and a set of storage sidings off one end with a triangular track(reverse loop) arrangement, so trains can leave the main layout and can then reverse back onto layout facing the other way. This removes the need for a turntable to turn stock around.
The main station has two through roads and a bay platform with two further platforms with a run round section for the engine that brings the train into these platforms.