Baseboard construction

Construction began on the 23rd August 2011. The first baseboard is shown here under construction.

Most of the woodwork has been completed on the first board. It has really been a game of three dimensional chess to get it all to fit correctly.

Kevin Mason takes a breather - without his help, I would have huge problems accessing some of the baseboard

The form of the lido can be clearly seen. Track beds are in place for the funicular and main line. A G cramp holds in place a jig where a Warren truss girder bridge will be.

After a break while County Gate was upgraded and restored, work began again on the baseboards. The photo below shows the second board nearing completion. Mould makers' pins connect the two together.

In the photo above, the trackbed and track has been installed along with wiring tails. The lattice bridge is installed which will eventually span a chasm.

The fiddle yard fits neatly under the main baseboards.

One of the first trains to run round the layout is our new loco No7.

The manual operation switch panel now installed.