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Friday, 28 December 2012

Demolition & New Roads...


Well the next step has begun on the new section of the L&T, the entrance from the existing JL&T module has been added and the unloading/loading area has been added too.
The demo work went fairly quickly and easily as the entire scenery area is a combination of cardboard strip form, covered with masking tape, vermiculite mix and zip texturing.
Zip texturing & Vermiculite covering removed...
Masking tape & Cardboard Strip forms removed...
The entrance has also had the styrene sidewalk removed, the sub base for the JL&T module is a Canitie base with 3mm plywood and 0.75mm styrene sheet.
Latex Caulk added to the Canite Sub Base, ready for one of two layers on Cork road bed for the new section...
The two layers of caulk roadbed end up being the same height as the finished plywood existing road bed.
First layer of cork road bed...
Second layer installed and showing finished level with existing sub bed, and styrene road...
Entrance & Unloading/Loading area in place...
BLMA Billboard re-installed back through sheet styrene...
Next step is going to be testing out another small siding (one 40' - 50' boxcar/flat car in length) to serve this area, it is workable and will require a #5 LH turnout to be placed to the right of the photo, and to the right of the JL&T module siding that will require another 90 degree crossover in the JL&T siding.  
I've ordered the parts and am waiting for them to arrive to check if it all fits.  Otherwise its back to purely being a vehicle unloading/loading & storage area.
Jas...

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Next L&T Branch Section...

Well here a few quick photos of the next section of the L&T Branch to get worked on, this area will be a loading/unloading area for the building against the backdrop.

It will also serve to hide the join between the layout frame and the JL&T Module.


I will be removing part of the JL&T ground section to make way for a driveway & entrance.  I'm working from the rear of the backdrop towards the right of the picture (front entrance of the layout) as this will save the dreaded reach in and damaging something...


More to follow as we progress with this section...

Jas...

Thursday, 13 December 2012

A special thank you on 10,000 views...

Hi All,

Just would like to say thank you to all of my subscribers, and those visiting the JL&T blog for getting us to 10,000 page views.

Hopefully there will be more posts soon, and some more updates on the L&T Branch as we progress on it.

Jas...