Saturday, 7 November 2015
A Fistful of Lead 
I was hoping to wrap up this project in forty posts but it looks like I'll have a few more to add before it's over. Here are four more sections of railroad track, this time slightly shorter than the other four sections, based on 7'' laser-cut mdf bases from ERM. They are designed to alternate with the longer 7 1/2'' sections so that the sleepers remain a consistent distance apart, as you can see in the picture.
This will give me a total track length of 58'' plus an extra 3'' of buffer stop section if required, which is enough to span a normal 4' wide table. If I can find another train set with this track for a decent price, I'll add another four sections so that I can reach either end of a 6' table. I've also added a third passenger carriage, a flatbed wagon and a second tender to the train, leaving the original tender to be painted up in Chinese markings for the Back of Beyond, which is where it can also be used.