Following transportation difficulties with Dampier Mine, I have decided not to show it again, instead using it as the start of my home layout.
The town is coming together nicely but I still have a Boarding house, feed store and pickle factory to build, plus fencing for around wood yard and the barn/workshop I’m not sure that I will use the two miners tents yet but am certain that I will not be building any more as the template for the canvas was a real pig to get right. Before starting on the remaining buildings I need to install a lighting bus, program the 3 cobalts and fit them with upgraded push switches to both sides of the module. The modules also need to be electrically tested before I permanently attach the buildings, ballast the track and complete the scenery.
I am building a new two board module called Absolution Falls which will be a town scene. To date I have built and varnished the two Grainge & Hodder boards, produced a preliminary track plan. As with previous modules, all track and turnouts will be hand built using Fast Tracks jigs. This afternoon I stared building the three turnouts and hope to finish these tomorrow. The preliminary track plan is below, the types, sizes and final position of buildings will undoubtedly change. I have two Banta Model Works buildings that I intend using, the rest will I expect be scratch built.
Further updates and photos will be added as work progresses.