Sunday, 8 January 2012

Layout progress

The Christmas break enabled me to spend a fair few hours on Chipping Compton.  Concentrating on the main station board I managed to do most of the ballasting and even start on the platform.  The basis of this is a framework of good quality card to which the surface will be attached.  This is both light and surprisingly strong.  The buildings simply plug-in to the card framework for accurate location and to eliminate any unsightly gaps between the walls and the platform surface.  

To enable the buildings to locate into the framework the inner layer of the walling extends below the surface level as seen here with the pagoda shed.

Once "planted" there is no gap visible although obviously the platform surface needs to be fitted.