First, the car - better news than expected! The tyres have another 6 months to go at least and it passed it's MOT with flying colours. I collected it but haven't yet paid for it as the computer wasn't working so I have to pop back tomorrow to pay - I love this rural village life!
Now to the railway. First the base board was laid in sections. Thanks to Andy for his huge amount of help today.
The final base board all down and support legs in place. Note the phone lying on the top waiting for the garage to call with anticipated bad news!
We even had enough spare wood to make a shelf underneath on the right for the important radio, heater and kettle!
Now the track makes an appearance! Only to calculate the radius for the gradient but you can see the gradient in place at the back with supports in place.
The template has been cut from the plywood for the gradient and tunnel section the other side. This will be the first task tomorrow. My father is standing in one of the service corners to enable the whole layout to be reached.
Tomorrow, we hope to have the gradients finished, all the track laid and connected with a train running round and hopefully start the ballasting.