Well, Boltorr Rd survived the move and now sits awaiting attention in the basement at Bloke Acres.
It will be a few more weeks before I can get to grips with the layout again, but I have a long todo list in my head.
At the top is getting the track laid and the DCC control sorted out. There is only one cross-over in the whole layout and this will be DCC controlled as well.
There is only room for a short fiddleyard at either end of the layout, but since traffic will be only a couple of two-coach or six wagon trains that should suffice. The limited length means I shall either have to use a sector table or a traverser.
Anyway, I’ve included a panorama view of the layout which, I hope, will illustrate my attempt to show a small section of railway situated in a three dimensional world. I’ve really gone all out to avoid the table-top look. The most important aspect was to continue the terrain below the track level.
The foreground is pretty much set. The background profile will be finished when the dam is placed and integrated into the scenery.
Eventually there will be a scale effect of over 100ft/30m from the Boltorr Brook to the highest points. I hope it will be effective.
There is a larger image here.