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Baker Wood Bunker

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Baker Wood Bunker is my new indoor layout - a micro-layout I think.

The mdf baseboard is 5ft long and ranges from 16" to 34" wide. It sits on top of a chest of drawers and a wall batten, in the bedroom :o - well, there was an unused corner!

It will portray a very small part of an internal military railway system, where standard gauge wagons unload their cargo, into narrow gauge wagons, for storage in an underground bunker / magazine.

I know of at least 2 facilities such as this, in my home county of Wiltshire - Dean Hill and Chilmark (I believe both are now closed).

This will mean a new excursion for me - into using OO9 equipment.

The following video explains a bit of what ive got planned. Since this was filmed, I have now added the insulation board base, that will allow me to create the ground levels that I require. More videos will be made as I go along and I will post more updates here.

Well, thats the first fail! The video has ended up in the middle of the text....

 

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A couple of update videos to show progress.

Im now in the process of putting some edging board along the front of the layout and thinking about some method of point operation, other than my fingertips!

The problem with the point operation is the trackwork sits on 2" of insulation board. I am going to try Peco side on point motors, fixed securely to some pieces of wood, which will need to be firmly anchored in the foam.

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Well, its been a while!

Ive done nothing with BWB since April, until a couple of weeks ago, when being off with the dreaded flu virus, I got really bored so started planning my next moves.

My fiance bought me some trees for the layout at Christmas, so it was about time I did something with them!

So this is where we are at.

This is the maintenance shed on the narrow gauge system

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The transfer shed

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The staff halt. The platform lamps have now been fixed!

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Trial fit of trees on the bunker mound

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And the latest video:

All the best, Iain

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