Chronicling the development of my Cambrian and Narrow Gauge 4mm scale model railway

Making a mark

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Despite not having printed out the layout plans, I can, using the powers of a tape measure, start to work out what can stay and what can go on the layout.

To recap, the boards that I inherited had the fiddle yard to the LHS whereas I’m having it on the RHS. The original RH end of the board was a terminating station whereas now it’s going to be a through station.

I therefore measured out and marked the old platform and removed the excess. In reality I think much of the original platform will be discarded as I want stone (slate) facing and the original top has sagged so I’ll replace with plywood.

However this current cut allows me to work out the rest of the track plan.

Author: Chris H

Having now officially reached middle age, I am a rolling stock engineer and have worked in many different locations including a 7 year spell in Sydney, Australia, where I arrived with a suitcase and left with a wife and a son. I am now based back in my home county of Yorkshire where I juggle full time work, being a Dad to two rascally mini-mes, and trying to fit in railway modelling, assisting the GWR 1014 County of Glamorgan project, and visits to the top left hand corner of Wales and Beamish. In addition to my heavily railway themed life, I am interested in rugby, cricket, reading crime novels, falconry, and medieval re-enactments.

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