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

Sleeping on the job

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One of the skills I want to practice by building the Leven Canal diorama is scratch built track. It makes sense to c0ck this up on a diorama where nothing will move than on a proper piece of track first up.

Fortunately the Patriarch’s old stuff included copper clad strip as he was a bit of a dab hand and this.

In researching how the track should look I dig up some very useful PWay drawings on this website which included a drawing of NER interwoven sleepers on the S&C.

I therefore spent a quiet lunchtime gluing sleepers to the track diagram which in turn had been glued to the plywood board which I’m using to form the trackbed. I knocked up a quick handheld spaced job to keep the sleeper spacing something like equal. The glue is all temporary as I’ll lift it all back off again once soldered, paint the board and then mount it all properly.

Hopefully I’ve managed to get something of the interwoven sleepers looking right.

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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