It is a year to the day since i finished the original board for the BGLR and ran the first test train (behind the Falcon of course). I still hadn't finalised the eventual track layout as can be seen from the photo below. There was a month or so of experimentation before i started sticking any track down.
And today the board has been extended a little. A short board (in reality a shelf) has been appended to the main board to allow for the tramline to be completed. Next step will be to lay some kind of underlay over the track boards so the joins are hidden!
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Monday, March 5, 2018
New track for the tramway was procured today, though there are a couple of extra pieces needed to finish off. Some test runs of the tram were made and it ran pretty well. The track will not be stuck down yet as some underlay is needed along the bridge and new board first.
Sunday, February 25, 2018
The board extension has been made ready for (possibly just phase one) of the tramway. The board extension is on top of the back scene and thus also gives stored stock a bit of protection i suppose! I need some new track for the extension, i've been doing tests with some of my old OO track but its pretty life expired!
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Monday, February 5, 2018
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Today has seen some minor adjustments to the bridge ready for the future tramway extension. There will need to be a board extension which will be above the back-scene storage siding. I've been testing it out with some of my ancient Hornby OO track though i'll probably buy new track for the tram line.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
At the end of this month will be the 5th anniversary of our return to the world of model railways when Falcon, the two Zillertalbahn coaches and some track arrived. We've come a long way since. The Birches Green Light Railway is the third generation layout which was "born" in the Spring of 2017.