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Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:16 pm
by Zanziba
I don't think even they will be open today, will they????

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:22 pm
by smallman28
All major DIY stores will be open today,most will close at about 5pm so don't leave it too late :D

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:32 pm
by Chuffer Chuff
B&Q or Homebase should be open today!

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 2:41 pm
by paulh
B&Q was open, as were most other stores on the same retail park. Judging by the number of cars in the car parks at Bluewater, that was open too!

Hopefully another update on the building work later today!

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 7:50 pm
by Zanziba
Yes, my Father went shopping and said nearly all shops were open, what is the world coming to? :p

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:49 pm
by paulh
Baseboard frames are now complete and I have the MDF tops to fix down onto them then the real fun begins!

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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:35 am
by Chuffer Chuff
Its looking great! Keep up the good progress!

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:20 pm
by TOM M
looks great :D love the boards keep up the good work :D

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:22 pm
by redline41190
i wish i could put the boards over my couch! :shock: looks like you'll have a good long mainline run :)

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:55 pm
by paulh
No updates on the board over the last couple of days as I've been back at work and it's far too cold in the evenings to walk down the garden to the garage!!

I have however managed to make a start on our Faller Wild Mouse so here's a quick pic of the progress so far.

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Now I've just got to work out where on the layout it's going!!! I'm also trying to find a good source of flexible/semi-flexible track if anyone has any ideas?


Paul

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:41 pm
by paulh
Most of the baseboards tops are now fixed down (no pic, sorry!) and I've decided to simplify the plan slightly removing the raised section and inclines.

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I think this gives a good station area, a raised section above the top right corner will house the fun fair including the Wild Mouse. There is a small TMD just below the station and some stabling sidings above it. The top and left boards will be themed as the town.

The curves on the bottom section will be the country section with the curves much more sweeping than shown here using flexitrack rather than setrack. The sidings at the bottom will be for some kind of freight.

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:16 pm
by DB
From gravesend and building a similar theme layout :)

Look forward to updates.

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:07 pm
by paulh
A couple of quick progress pics showing the complete baseboard tops and me working out the location of the main station.

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Now just need to wait for my Peco Medium points from Salisbury Model Centre which should be here in a couple of days and then I can start tracklaying properly.

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:36 am
by Zanziba
Good good!

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:14 am
by Chuffer Chuff
Its coming along great! You making some good progress!

Keep it up! :wink: