The first piece of track goes in.

Todays photograph shows the first crossover to be positioned on the layout, the location is just at the end of the main line platforms. The rest of the trackwork is being positioned using this location as the starting point.

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It shows under the left hand point one of the holes that have been cut into the surface to hold the point motors. These holes have then been covered by a piece of paper as under the right hand point, which will protect the point motor when we start ballasting.

Last evening we managed to get two thirds of the outer double track circuit laid and loosely pinned down. The intention is to remove the pins after ballasting is complete leaving the track glued down by the ballast and glue used. More next week, including photos of the layout so far.

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