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I've been putting together a level crossing that we can put on the railway.

I didn't want a generic Hornby one so got a kit and adapted it so we can lift it off and store it when finished in the Garden.

Mr Bean waiting patiently as the last bits of glue dry up...

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Work inside is coming along and we now have a cowboy watching to make sure the bridge is ok 😁

The tunnel and hill are one piece and can be lifted off if access is needed to the point. Signal placement isn't ideal but I'm having to use a bit of "artistic license". If I put it further away from the tunnel the clearence is very tight. It does the job though. An in built sensor turns the signal red when a train passes then starts the timer to go through the light sequence. If the point is thrown the signal will stay red until it is put back in favour of the mainline. Being a traintech sensor signal I can buy another 2 sensors and place them along the outside section and link with a wire to replicate block signalling in the future.

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It's been a while since I posted an update. With all this rubbish weather we haven't been out in the garden at all.

With such a wet winter I had to battle mould issues in the garage. It was growing on top and underneath the baseboards. Cleaned all that up and treated the wood with some wood sealer/anti mould stuff (it was just painted with left over fence paint previously)

I've also been doing a lot of work in there to improve ventilation and decrease humidity levels. I'm hoping we won't have a repeat of these issues next winter.

I've made a start on the depot concrete and some small scenic bits are ready for that area once I've sanded and painted the concrete.

After that it will be time to tackle the station.

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On 17/03/2022 at 09:41, Clay Mills Junction said:

Looks good, the addition of little details like signs and stuff laying about outside adds a lot.

Cheers. Yeh it does, I've got some guard rails coming which I'm going to paint yellow and run around the edge of the concrete. Also contemplating whether or not to paint on some yellow lines around the track to indicate walk ways.PXL_20220321_150335753.thumb.jpg.0084c270e9feac9ce5e0bb78989fe804.jpg

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Scratch building the platforms. 4 layers of foam board, brick and paving plasticard and a fine layer of filler on top. Really happy with how they are coming along.

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A smashing little layout! I remember way back when you were knocking holes in garage walls so it's really nice to see how it's developed since then.

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20 hours ago, mick said:

A smashing little layout! I remember way back when you were knocking holes in garage walls so it's really nice to see how it's developed since then.

Cheers Mick!

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