Slowly over the past month progress is being made with the polystyrene foam,it can be messy but with a good vacuum cleaner and a small Stanley surform. After test fitting the bridge and wing walls in place I will add detail like bolts etc.I have also moved the water tank closer to the mainline by 20mm because the would be telegraph wires will be too close. So still a way to go.
All for now
Nice progress on the layout. These photos give us a glimpse at the module construction and I’m interested in the electrical connections you are using between modules. Can you provide a bit more information on those please?
Hi Brendan. I hope all is well and I will try to answer your query on Sunday. Regards Peter
In reference to the plugs you asked me about were given to me around 10 years ago by Howard Armstrong who found them when a Telecom exchange was being updated so they are not available commercially. If these fail in the future I’m up the creek without a paddle. Peter
Peter, What material do you apply over the polystyrene? Is it just paint, or something thicker? Also, do you prefer to work with expanded or extruded foam? I’ve worked with higher density expanded foam (works well) but am looking at extruded foam (Knauf board) for my new layout.
Hi Mike I use expanded foam as it is easier for me to cut and shape ,then plaster bandage is applied over the surface next is sculpturemold which can help with shaping the landscape a bit more. A lot of wargamers and military modellers use it for their dioramas .Good luck with your project and all the best Peter
Cheers Peter, good to know.