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Mayner

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The building work is nearly complete I fitted a pair of windows, finished most of the internal capentry and painting the walls over a long weekend last week. There is still some external work to complete but at last we are getting into longer days drier weather.

 

 

5:37 pm 3X2 treated framing in place.

 

 

8:30 pm tracks 1&2 fixed in place 3&4 roughly in position.

 

The Irish layout hopefully will be U shaped with the track approximatley 4' above floor level to give a partial eye level view, the big question is whether to continue in 4mm on 21mm gauge or try 7mm Scale those Tirconnell loco and coach kits are mighty tempting.

 

I am planning to carry out trials in the next few weeks to see how my locos cope with curves and grades, 3' is probably the minimum for 21mm tender loco with bogie stock though I dont know how my kit built locos will handle grades.

 

If its successfull I am thinking in terms of a multi level layout to get a decent length of run.

 

John

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