So, unbelievably, here it is. My very first EM gauge point. The last point I made was in OO9 with copperclad sleepers and was a million miles away from this. Oh yes, and my eyesight was better in those days.
OK it looks untidy and I know there are a host of faults with it and a few things that I need to finish of but overall I'm quite proud of myself.
Underneath there somewhere is a C+L kit on a TimberTracks base, though built on a template from TRAX
I've learned an awful lot in building it, and discovered that some things I thought were going to be really difficult just fell into place. The real difficulties I faced have all got solutions. The one big question mark I have is around the tiebars. I didn't use the C+L versions because they aren't right for the TVR and at the moment I just have a piece of copperclad doing the job. I have a practical answer to how to make a functional below baseboard tiebar involving the usual mix of dressmakers pin, tubing and fibreglass strip but it would be nice to have an option to build a surface mounted version that approximated to the GWR pattern
Since I'm writing this on Xmas day whilst the rest of the family watch Downton the finishing touches and the next round of thinking will have to wait for another time. I promise I will spill the beans (or superglue) on some of the things that I got wrong.
Big thanks are due to Geoff for giving me the encouragement and practical advice to get started.
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