Monday, 28 April 2014

Rip It Up And Start Again

We've reached big milestone in the Bron Hebog project - starting work on the final scenic board.

This is the one which completes the last stretch of the S Bend running along the back of the layout from Cutting Mawr to Bron Hebog Crossing behind Cwm Cloch farm.

Before anything could be done to it, however, the baseboard had to be dismantled and rebuilt because it had become slightly skewiff on account of being stored for a while in a damp location.

Fortunately with this design of baseboard it is relatively straightforward to unscrew it and reassemble the component parts which is what you see happening below.

Once put back together the board was taken into the workshop to check that it did indeed still fit within the gap left for it.

Fortunately it did!

In the next two snaps you can see how Himself has cut the footprint of the trackbed from a sheet of plywood and laid it roughly in position.

You can see this section is another dog-leg straight which swings towards the middle section of the S bend below it before curving away again and off into the forest beyond.

There's still so much to be done but you can really believe now that this project that we've been working on for the last decade and more will, one day, be finished.


  1. pretty nice blog, following :)

    1. Hi Rob - looking good. What radius is the curve please ?

    2. Himself tells me it is a 50cm radius, David.

  2. Many thanks . I asked as I'm due to put a new curve into my Lynton layout so good to know what works for you. Many thanks