A few days ago I was able to get back to modeling and built a new steam loco service shed which was the final kit I needed to complete the structures integral to my steam and diesel service area.
The first image is the un-assembled layout showing the 3 limbs of the basic E structure with the marshaling yard as the center limb.
The 2nd image shows it all bolted together minus any structures or scenic components.
The 3rd image is a close up of the track layout for the yard with some connecting roadway ramp added.
I then glued down some foam construction board painted grey, as a foundation concrete slab for several of the warehouse buildings abutting sidings. With these in place I built a coaling station, sanding tower, water tower, signal tower, diesel fuel facility and a steam loco repair shed.
I juggled them around a little to achieve the effect I wanted and make the yard as functional as possible prototypically then set them in position and applied my ground cover of gravel and light sand to hide the base board.I spray painted a road along the left hand side of the yard and centre striped it for traffic flow.
I haven’t applied pools of standing water, grass or any lights and figures yet but at least the basic form of this section of the layout is now set and glued down. Next will be insertion of the yard illumination with Brawa light towers and then some detail landscaping before figures are added.
It’s all been great fun which is what it should be. I hope to provide a video of the construction to date in the not too distant future.
Huge thanks to Glyn. Stunning work and stunning pics. And as you know, I do love the progress pics.
If Glyn’s layout has inspired you, don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide because it’ll get you off the starting blocks.
Please do keep ’em coming folks. I don’t want just magazine standard layouts on the site. If you’re proud of it, and enjoyed creating it, please do share.
That’s all this time folks. Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.