BMT - Logbook May 2007

This article was published May 01, 2007.

Layout building

First four pictures are made with the computer program called RR-Track. Very handy and easy to use. They show how I in brief, had in mind that the layout would look like. Note the cut off corners. The following pictures shows some progress in real life.

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Pict5079 -- Main frame assembled
Pict5079 -- Main frame assembled
Pict5097 -- Test fiting top ply sheet
Pict5097 -- Test fiting top ply sheet
Pict5102 -- Here you can see one of the corners. This will be filled with foam later so I get bigger surface to glue sides to.
Pict5102 -- Here you can see one of the corners. This will be filled with foam later so I get bigger surface to glue sides to.
Pict5112 -- Top glued and secured with some screws
Pict5112 -- Top glued and secured with some screws
Pict5116 -- Turned upside down. I use foam braces to keep weight down, only two in the middle are of wood.
Pict5116 -- Turned upside down. I use foam braces to keep weight down, only two in the middle are of wood.
Pict5117 -- We do not only recycle garbage, even old wood and foam is recycled..
Pict5117 -- We do not only recycle garbage, even old wood and foam is recycled..
Pict5118 -- Bottom glued and secured with some screws.
Pict5118 -- Bottom glued and secured with some screws.
Pict5121 -- Turned back again so track work can begin. Here I use just a string, screw and pencil to make the curved lines for the track.
Pict5121 -- Turned back again so track work can begin. Here I use just a string, screw and pencil to make the curved lines for the track.
Pict5128 -- Test mounted some peco SM32 track. Both locos and wagons run nicely through.
Pict5128 -- Test mounted some peco SM32 track. Both locos and wagons run nicely through.
Pict5131 -- A few tracks to get a feeling for how they will look.
Pict5131 -- A few tracks to get a feeling for how they will look.
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Pict5146 -- Printed out some points and tracks so I can check that it actually fits.. This check made me skip one track from the plan, didn't have room enough. The gauger marks there the divider will go.
Pict5146 -- Printed out some points and tracks so I can check that it actually fits.. This check made me skip one track from the plan, didn't have room enough. The gauger marks there the divider will go.