Rowandale - Development History of Section Two

The base of the section at the end of November 2018 The plan for the full implementation of Rowandale
This track plan shows the planned extension for the full layout. Each section is five foot long, total length along the back wall of 15ft. The corner section will contain an extension of the town, then with a central run over hill & dale, with bridges and long viaduct. At the right will be a return loop hidden under a hill, with a quarry and it’s siding in the front of it. Hidden sections of track are shown faint in the track plan. The highest point on the track will be about 3” above the lowest track level, which is in the town sidings, with maximum of 3% slope. This together with the depth of the foam baseboard will allow a viaduct height of about 6”; equivalent to about 75ft in the real world.
The History of Section One is on a Separate Page
The base is made from two 50mm slabs of builders insulation board, glued together with Evostik Impact Adhesive. The top surface is the zero base level for the track, and will align vertically with the goods yard area of the first section. This provides a light and rigid base; the same technique was used for the first section. Other layers of board are glued to this to give elevated track and background hills, and river valleys will be cut into it. The top photo shows the initial rough cut with a print out of the track.
Track layout for corner section two.
    This is the track plan for the five foot corner section   which attaches to the open end of the first town & station section. The left hand end will be an extension of the town area, then moving into open moorland with the track rising on a 2% to 3% gradient.       This section was started in November 2018.       The full plan is shown at the bottom of the page.

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The mill building and a castle or folly have been build from card kits, ready to place on it. A low relief terrace of houses, from the rear of Archie’s Yard, will also be moved to this section.
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