Work progresses on fitting my Port Dover layout into its new home - although depending on when one visits, it can look like two steps back. Currently it’s in the “two steps back” stage as a number of layout sections have been pulled back off their “L” girders to facilitate a few necessary jobs.
|Jim's layout in its new home. As he's reported earlier on this site, the new space is much more comfortable.|
One job involved lifting the whole layout ever so slightly to better meet the bottom of the backdrop. Some three-quarter inch strapping on top of the girders took care of that.
With the sections out I pulled out an end mirror and took it to a glass shop to have a notch cut out of the corner. (I’ll talk more about that a little later.)
|That's the mirror: the smoke comes later...|
I am also fitting the last of three backdrop sections. Once these jobs are done and dusted I expect the sections to be permanently installed so I can get cracking on track and scenery.
|Jim's Culverhouse module has been a popular feature on Workshop exhibition layouts.|
With a new owner, it'll be back on the exhibition circuit.
I’m happy to tell you its new owner is fellow Workshop member Darby Marriott. Sadly I repurposed its portable legs and carry cradle when I thought it would be permanently retired to the basement, so Darby has to recreate those pieces.
|Darby shows off his legs.|