As with the previous sections, the base is made from two 50mm slabs of builders insulation board, but this time glued together with Everbuild StixAll builder’s adhesive, which has the advantage of not having the strong smell of Evostik Impact Adhesive. Although this glue has a high-grab it does need the two sheets to be held together with weights for a few hours till it starts to set. The beams with the alignment dowels and clamping magnets are set into the top edge of the upper insulation board, adjacent to the neighbouring section, and glued in place with the StixAll adhesive.The beams of adjacent sections are glued into their respective neighbouring sections at the same time; ensuring an accurate match. The plywood side panels have been glued to the foam base and reinforced with wooden corner mouldings. The track ends have been aligned with the tracks on adjacent boards, but point motors are not fitted yet.
This is the track plan for the second corner section, just under four foot in length, which brings the double main line on a viaduct over a wide river. The single line from the goods yard on the first section continues to rise up the slope to join the main line. A single slip and point allow to access to both the up and down main lines. There is also a single point to the quarry sidings, which are on the last section. This section was started in April 2018.
So that trains can be run again as soon as possible, these sections will initially just have the track bases and track laid. Points control and isolation sections will then be connected to the computer for route selection from the control panel. Topography, buildings and scenery will then be added to each section in turn.
The full plan is shown here:
The development of the sections of Rowanburn; are each recorded on separate pages.