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Monday, 19 August 2013

Some finishing touches to some L&T structures...

Well today I decided to start finishing off some of the structures that are just about completed on the L&T Branch.

First project was to install and paint the awning that sits over the loading dock of the storage warehouse.


Next project was to add a loading dock door, entrance door & windows to the Chemical Transfer Facility.


Cheers,

Jas...


Monday, 12 August 2013

Gravel & Ballasting Progress...


Laid the gravel today on storage area, this is just plain roadside dirt sifted into extra fine & fine (HO Ballast grade) and secured with white glue/water.
Checking the track is clear of stones and ensuring the rolling stock will free roll...
Cheers,
Jas...

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Ballasting around the Chemical Transload Facility...

Ballasting work has also been continuing around the Chemical Transload Facility...


The white styrene strip will be removed once the glue has dried, it was placed there to stop the ballast sticking to the loading dock and to allow a small gap so that the building backdrop can be removed.

Jas...

Latest L&T Industry gets started...


I have begun the latest industry to take its place on the L&T, well started the ground cover for the rear storage yard anyhow...

This section is for loaded or unloaded cars to be stored at the rear of the premises until ready to be pulled from the industry.  The area will be fenced off for security and will resemble a non used section of the property.



The ground base is a mixture of Patching Plaster, Portland Cement & Fine Vermiculite.  It is mixed with water to a consistency resembling "sticky mud".  It is then worked into the area and track with a small putty spatula, styrene strips and fingers.


Once the rough level is established I then spray a little water over the area and smooth out with a wet finger, the track has the excess removed and the remaining water is soaked up with a old cotton t-shirt.


Cheers,

Jas...