BMT - Logbook December 2008, part 2

This article was published Dec 01, 2008.

the lightbox is being built

The lightbox is very simple, just a box with lights and blue-painted background.

Pict9708 -- here is the new place above the workbench
Pict9708 -- here is the new place above the workbench
Pict9712 -- first test to see if it fits, left side
Pict9712 -- first test to see if it fits, left side
Pict9711 -- right side
Pict9711 -- right side
Pict9719 -- building the frame. measures are 210 * 70 * 70 cm
Pict9719 -- building the frame. measures are 210 * 70 * 70 cm
Pict9722 -- in place over the workbench, unpainted
Pict9722 -- in place over the workbench, unpainted
Pict9729 -- painted
Pict9729 -- painted
Pict9732 -- right side
Pict9732 -- right side
Pict9748 -- background finished, testing if the building flats will fit
Pict9748 -- background finished, testing if the building flats will fit
Pict9750 -- overlook from the front
Pict9750 -- overlook from the front

first layout is being built

When the lightbox was finished I made a 'cassette' and filled it with foam sheets. On top of that I will build my layout. When I am done or boredom strikes, I just lift it out and start on another 'cassette'. My example is rather big, but yours can be done in any size and fit any scale. The point is that you can build one layout at a time and when they are not in use, you store them standing up on the side - using only a few square inches of your precious floor or storage space.

Pict9820 -- here you see how the layout box are made. Braces are just to have something to fasten floor and sides to.
Pict9820 -- here you see how the layout box are made. Braces are just to have something to fasten floor and sides to.
Pict9826 -- sides around are glued in place to avoid screw holes
Pict9826 -- sides around are glued in place to avoid screw holes
Pict9829 -- first layout box is done and ready for tracks and scenery
Pict9829 -- first layout box is done and ready for tracks and scenery
Pict9830 -- empty lightbox
Pict9830 -- empty lightbox
Pict9831 -- with layout added
Pict9831 -- with layout added
Pict9832 -- closeup
Pict9832 -- closeup
Pict9836 -- closeup
Pict9836 -- closeup
Pict9837 -- foam sheets are glued in place
Pict9837 -- foam sheets are glued in place
Pict9840 -- last picture until next month
Pict9840 -- last picture until next month

During January I will start working on tracks and scenery.