Lots of work going on in CS2 this week. Dave from Shepton Mallet visited
again. Good to see Gary back and Halston Road populated with modern image stock. Paul and Olivia continued sorting out Yeovil Town for automatic operation. Tottington Hall made a welcome return from its successful first outing and was reunited with the rest of the baseboards.
Holly Junction has a new sideways extension made and now painted.
The front scenery has been removed from The Summit for maintenance purposes. It is unlikely to be replaced before the outing to Huntingdon in 7 weeks time. Volunteer(?) positions for operator/roadies are still open for this show… Jim’s new Class 60 was running in and got better the longer it ran. Julian’s Jinty went well too.
Ballasting continues on the diesel depot – Ratcliffe Road.
The curved edges of one of the new big Evercreech New boards was fettled into a better shape. A visit to Avon Plywood in Keynsham answered some questions about the plywood we use. They offer a cutting service if we provide a CAD file (.dxf) to them, and we will see how much it would cost for a couple of Heyno Junction end boards. Also it seems Birch ply is more expensive, but the best for what we are doing. Some large scale contour maps have been ordered for the area around Evercreech New. These along with photos of the area will help to give us the topography around the viaducts on the new baseboards.
The new N gauge layout has legs and a name – Kingsdon Central (KC). Work continues on the baseboards. Levelling of the boards will begin next week.