Building Wrenton - Page 20
Views of the layout
A start has been made on adding a rather crude representation of point rodding. The stools were made from 30 thou plasticard, the holes being drilled using a simple jig. They were fixed to small pieces of 2.5mm square plastruct. The cranks were cut using the Silhouette cutting machine and similarly mounted. Here they are, sitting on a strip of masking tape which was used to hold the tiny bits of plastic while they were being assembled and painted. I tried to avoid painting over the holes.
Next I cut holes into the ballast and scatter material.
When the rodding stools and cranks had been glued into place the holes were re-filled. The wire representing the rodding was then threaded through the stools and held in place with drops of superglue.
Rodding passing across the tracks to one of the points was added next. To avoid any risk of causing a short circuit the rodding between the four- and six-foots were made from plastic. Wire was used for the longer sections, two short lengths being glued to the underside of the 'wooden' covers.
Here are some photos of the area with passing trains.
A Jubilee arrives
A new addition to the layout is this Jubilee class loco.
A composite of several handheld shots looking down on the layout.