Friday 21 June 2019

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure - Modifying the track layout part two

Regular followers of this Blog will know that I have been working on an industrial narrow gauge railway layout built to 1:27.7 scale or 11mm = 1 foot. The choice of such an unusual scale has meant that much if not all items needed for the layout have had to be heavily modified and/or converted from existing models, completely 'scratch built' or sculpted by me.

In these latest posts I will update the Blog with 'work-in-progress' images and text showing how the initial project is developing. For more information look out for the Narrow Gauge Labels to the right.

The original 'Y' Shaped track layout has been pulled-up and replaced with a single length of Peco SL - 500 'Crazy Track' or O-16.5 track fitted slightly further back from the wharf than in the initial design. I have removed about one in three sleepers for a more in keeping sleeper spacing and glued the track down with PVA glue.

I have used card and DAS modelling clay to level out the groundwork to either side of the track and small pieces of cork to fill-in between the sleepers. The warehouse, salt pan base and brick wall section have been glued in place with a mixture of PVA glue and my hot glue gun while DAS has been used to build up the groundwork and 'bed' the buildings in place.


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