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After lots of questions, listening to advise on this forum, the build has finally commenced, my layout is going to be based on an iron ore mine with a train load out and car dumper (hopefully operational) plus a few additional infrastructure. I would like a conveyor to connect it all up, but there might not be enough room.

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So far I have the frame work up. Just need to put down the plywood top, foam and backboard.

I was going to use cabinet connectors to secure the four modules together, on the off chance I need to put it apart. However, I'm not sure if I should have edge protection for the foam at the joints.

Thought about using either a piece of 3mm ply or extend the edge piece of 19mm pine, if that makes sense.

Turned out a lot bigger than on the plans.



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Been working on the backdrop side of things, was hoping to have it finished for the weekend but the nail gun packed itself in.

These are the sides, just have to the middle and I can start on the XPS foam base. The backboard is 3mm MDF, it's 400mm high plus I raised it another 25mm of the base since the XPS foam is 50mm thick. The corners have a 400mm radius, I wanted 300mm but it just felt too tight.

I try to get a tighter radius by kerfing the MDF and it looked promising until that finally little bit before the MDF shat itself.


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