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The fixed point of the planning was the passage from the indoor section to the outdoor section, which is located inside about 25cm above the floor.
At 25cm above the ground you will not get to the system any more from below, so I decided to build the lowest level of the depot directly 10 cm above the floor.
In order to still get everything done, I have to fit with my body between the lowest level and the next higher level in between, so the distance there must be at least 75 cm.
To overcome this height then the helixes.
The level that I would definitely like to landscap, with buildings and so on, will then be so high that I can serve it standing well, so somewhere between 110 and 125 cm above the ground.
It is less ingenious planning than the consideration of all the compelling needs that led to my planning.
Otherwise, first wait for the construction before someone feels ashamed, planning is only one side of the coin.
And even then I do not want to let anyone feel ashamed, because firstly I owe much of the inspiration, the advice and encouragement and the help that I have experienced here, in other forums, from friends and my family and secondly, I can for my health and material well-being even grateful, because a few years ago that looked quite different.
And then there's something else, I'm not the type of person who plans a layout to then build it for 1, 2 or 3 years and then rip it all off to plan and build something new.
So this is supposed to be the layout of my life, with which I want to play build and enjoy the next few years and decades.
That's why everything is planned so that the different sections, ie the part in the house, the four parts outside and the part in the cultivation, can all be built and played independently of each other.
This allows me later, if necessary, to take sections out of service and to modernize or rebuild sections without taking the whole layout out of service.
And it allows me to flexibly adapt the speed with which I build to possible changes in my state of health or financial resources without having to do with a non-usable, half-finished layout.
That's amazing Thomas - how on earth did you come up with a plan like that for the indoor section? It's way beyond anything I would dream of doing. I'm struggling as it is with my little old single line with passing loop! I feel ashamed.....
I agree with Roddy, the station does look very realistic and you've exhibited great attention to detail. The added LED lighting will lift it to another level. We don't see enough of Amblethorpe!
Have you used Gorilla glue before? I used it for the first time when the parapet walls of my viaduct became dislodged. It states it's suitable for outdoor use and from my experiences to date I have to agree with what it says on the tube. The exterior 'Evostick' I used previously began peeling away but the Gorilla glue is still holding solid. It seems to stick anything and it's a bit less messy than evostick.
Thanks Roddy. Improvements continue, these do not currently include plans for grime or poo!
Having lifted the water bottles off the platform the tiles appear to be very well adhered to the the trunking. I need to pop to the shops to buy some more Evostick to complete the job.
That's amazing Tony.
I still need to get some shots of the Crows I feed peanuts to. I give them just a few as I do not want them to become dependent on me. but they are quite interesting, though not as beautiful as those down under birds.