Here’s the latest from Barry:
“With the routered groove in the helix it makes it relatively easy to attach the track initially with hotmelt glue and then occasionally nail just to make sure it stays down.
It is very time consuming to cut and trim the ties and then solder the rail joiners but then I seem to have an abundance of time.
I stagger the rail joints between inside rail and outside rail by about 2.50 inches to totally eliminate any kinks in the track and it makes a smooth transition.
Something I found useful for shale rock is ceiling tile broken in small pieces turned upside down and glued with a glue gun. You can use different shades of gray and a little black to dress it up. I think it looks good at little cost.
“Arm yourself with a hammer drill & 1/4 masonery bit & drill some holes in a concrete block or red house brick or coal & you will have plenty of fine dust for scatter material also for loading your trucks.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And don’t forget the The Beginner’s Guide is here if today is the day you get thoughts together to get going on your very own layout.