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Working on the Sunset and North Eastern - the Foam core goes down

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:53 pm
by longhaireddavid
I have missed posting the story here - for the parts you have missed, go to http://www.gmrblog.co.uk

I have now laid out all of the foam core. It all fits very nicely and very tightly. It is 80mm high to accommodate the DCC Concepts point motors.

Here is a video of the layout as it stands. I hope that you like the music ( see my note at the end).



The next step is to start laying out the track. I have tried in the past to design the railroad on paper or on the computer but I never seem to get the spacing correct. This time, I have set my Givens and Druthers (fine old American expression that we don't have here in the UK. I picked it up from the John Armstrong books and then heard it in a duet between Bobby Darin and Johnny Mercer on "Two of a Kind" called "I'd Rather Have My Druthers" (a CD I heartily recommend!). Anyway, I will start sliding points around along with some of my industry buildings so that I get the spacing correct. I am looking forward to that.

The music is, as you probably guessed, "The Little Red Caboose Behind The Train" as recorded by the Pickett Family sometime before WWII. YouTube picked up on the song and they have a claimant to the copyright so you may find an ad appearing! Sorry if that happens:-(

Re: Working on the Sunset and North Eastern - the Foam core goes down

Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 8:24 pm
by torikoos
Looking forward to see how this is progressing so keep on posting.

Where did you source your foam core btw as it seems to be hard to get nowadays here in the UK.

Thanks!
Koos

Re: Working on the Sunset and North Eastern - the Foam core goes down

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 12:47 pm
by longhaireddavid
I keep my blog more up to date. Have a look at:

http://www.gmrblog.co.uk

I get my foam board from the local Hobbycraft where they, currently, have a deal of 4 A0 sheets for £10.00.
David