I needed to accurately measure the edges for new platforms for our club model railway layout, so I updated my earlier design of track tracer:
The lower wooden block is grooved so that it accurately tracks the rail line; the pencil lead (with a weight on top to provide pressure) draws a line on the plasticard in order to cut it to match the track.
These are the platforms constructed using the tracer:
Each platform is around nine feet long and split over three boards. The platform edges are commercially available plastic mouldings.
To celebrate the season, the main station now has a temporary Christmas Tree:
I was amused by this label on a recently purchased power supply:
One day, I’ll find out what it means…