Goods Yard Rebuilt

Once all the points for the goods yard were made and fitted, it was time to rebuild the Goods Yard itself. The first job was to remove all the old track and ballast (the holes in the baseboard were for the old point motors):

New cork sheet was fitted, then sprayed to give a background colour:

The points were fitted first:

Then new (reclaimed) track fitted:

It was difficult getting the sleeper spacing right, so I made a crude jig from cardboard. This also helped when I was jointing lengths of track:

Once all the track was fitted, it had another quick paint spray, the after a cleanup, it was ready for use:

The buildings were also replaced:

And finally, the stock could be brought back:

The whole area will need finishing off, but that can wait until I’ve updated the track on the rest of the layout.


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