The track laying group of Wayne, Phil and Keith started work on the completed box designs provided by Chris and John. Pictures are shown below. The process was to lay foam first. This allows us to ultimately dig down below track level for trackside scenery without disturbing the wood baseboard. It turns out that its really good for fixing pins for laying the track and the cork! a side benefit not thought about beforehand…
After the foam came the sheet cork, painted black in the pictures. This is the road bed for the yard area. The main lines had an extra layer to raise the level of the main lines.
Then the track. Turnouts were positioned using the full size print outs of the layout plan. Holes drilled for the control arm and frog supply wire, turnouts wired so that the frog could be electrified and switchblades permanently linked to adjacent rails electrically.
Track was glued in position avoiding unsightly track pins. Track was connected using steel rail joiners. Section gaps will later be cut by a dremel cutter wheel.