Market Street (formerly CandO)

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Market Street (formerly CandO)

Postby CandO » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:22 pm

So after all the hard work of converting the attic the next task was to build up the baseboard. With the main part of the layout being a raised track on embankments (I was still intending to have the same central part of the CandO plan as my focus) the central part of the frame was around 90mm lower than either side. I also left a gap at the other side of this part instead of building right up to the wall. The main reason was so that the focal part of the layout could be viewed from both sides of the layout to give a more natural look whilst another reason was to ensure easier access to the eaves. There will be a return loop to the right and a multi-track goods yard to the left which would serve as a fiddle yard too.

I must confess at this point that there weren't many pics of the frame build itself as I just cracked on with the plan in my head whilst I could remember it!! :lol: I hope you get the general gist of my plan.

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The Central part of the layout

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The right hand side taken from back left

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The left hand side taken from back right


I deliberately left the gap next to the door to accommodate a table for use as a workbench....

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Workbench table in situ


Things are steadily coming together.....boards on next :D

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Re: Market Street (formerly CandO)

Postby GeraldH » Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:06 pm

That's some impressive carpentry, any further progress?
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My layout: http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Fo ... hp?t=28854

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Re: Market Street (formerly CandO)

Postby glencairn » Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:41 pm

GeraldH wrote:That's some impressive carpentry, any further progress?


Perhaps the cameraman hasn't managed to get out yet. :lol:

Looks good though.

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Re: Market Street (formerly CandO)

Postby CandO » Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:48 pm

GeraldH wrote:That's some impressive carpentry, any further progress?


Thanks for the comment, much appreciated. My next part was laying the boards and then the track which can be seen HERE.....unfortunately I forgot to take pics of putting the boards on as I got so engrossed!! :lol:


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