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Aka. Gary Russell
Update again today. Glued down the platforms for the main station on the side of the layout opposite the entrance door. Also worked on ballasting more track. Continued work on the background scenery and did some excavating in one corner where we decided to install the young fellow’s motorized windmill. See photos and notes below.

Glued down the main station platforms and removed the roof support columns to make it easier to ballast the tracks and work on the scenery behind the platforms. Started adding ballast between platforms but it hasn’t been glued yet. This is the last section of tracks that needs ballasting. There was discussion of adding an additional track along the edge of the layout in front of the station platform to run a trolley. The club still has the reversing circuitry that we used to run a trolley track on our earlier layout which we could use here to control the trolley stopping at each end of this track.


Ccompleted the laying and gluing of ballast of all the tracks on the right side of this photo. We also dug out the young fellow’s lighthouse with working light and decided this is probably the best location for it.


We also unpacked his working windmill and decided the corner behind the farm was the best place for it. Did some excavating of the hill and covered the area with fiberglass mesh tape and plaster.


Painted the plaster with brown latex paint and then added some Mold-a-Scene rock faces. Next session, drill the hole for the power wire going down to the underside of the module and redo the scenery around the windmill.


Also added trees and shrubs on the hill in the corner to the right of the entrance doorway.

and finally some panoramic views




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Aka. Gary Russell
Hi everyone

This morning the two primary expert modellers of this layout worked on adding ground cover to the remaining areas on the side of the layout with the main station. We finally have at least basic ground cover on the entire layout. Still more scenery and details to add including trees and bushes. One of them also looked in the club’s two binders of information on our older layouts and found a diagram of the wiring for the trolley control module. On Thursday he will likely look at wiring the trolley tracks. Next they will likely add the 8” tall Masonite facia around the inner edge of all the modules and connect all the wiring for the other trackwork. See photos and notes below.

Area to the left of the main station. I added the darker gravel area around the small building at the end of the harbour and the ground cover behind and in front of the roadway with trolley track.


A bit more gravel around the station to level out some bumps and dips and also the ground cover on either side of the front roadway.


Ground cover around the right end of trolley line. This will darken to match the ground cover on the right of photo once the scenic cement dries.


Area that they added ground cover last week now that the scenic cement has dried.


Throw in the work that they did with the Truro Model Railway show and these guys are incredible !
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Aka. Gary Russell
Thanks Everyone! I played a micro micro role due to Covid and space, but it illustrates the great work done by many clubs and groups. I always like to acknowledge the huge effort made by volunteers everywhere !

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