Thursday 28 May 2009

On the Fiddle (Yard)

No - nothing to do with MPs and their expenses!

The photo shows progress on one of the fiddle yards for my GJLC entry. This is my second attempt at this - the first (using foamcore board) wasn't good enough, so having seen David Mallot's design for Kylestrome, I redesigned and rebuilt the boards using plywood (thanks for the inspiration, David).
As you can see from the photo, most of the track is now laid. The next job is to make some sliding brass catches to accurately locate each track (and transfer the power to each track). I'll be using my Proxxon milling machine to make these.
You can also see part of one of the main boards for the layout - these need some more work, notably adding the trackbed (supported on short riser blocks) and some bracing.

I've also started on the Easitrac turnouts required for the scenic part of the layout - these will be featured shortly in a separate update.


Alexander Seal said...

The fiddle yard looks really smart!

However, it was the LNER CCT(c) caught my eye. Is that from the Chivers kit?


Andy Hanson said...


Thanks for the comments.

The CCT is from the Chivers kit. It's fitted with 2mm Assoc. etched W-irons.