2 Jun 2013

Laying Cork and Thinking Track



I have been really busy working on a smartphone video monitoring system called Manything lately so haven't had much time for modelling...

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The odd moment I have had, I have cut and laid the cork for the track work on the station approach board. As this is the first scenic section I have cut the cork at a 60 degree angle in order for the ballast to sit nicely on it.

I made the cutter shown below by cutting a piece of 2x2 at 60deg using the compound mitre saw, and the screwed a box cutter blade to the surface - it seems to work ok.

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I have also tried using the suggestion from Richard at DCC concepts to modify a peco point to take away the horrible chunks of plastic that make it look very unprototypical.

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The modification requires soldering copper clad sleepers to replace the original yeuchy plastic.

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