I use cardboard for my backdrops!
Building a cardboard layout may sound like a rather strange thing to do. Yet, there’s method in my madness.
I wanted to answer two questions. Firstly, could I fit everything I wanted onto the baseboard? Secondly, could I store the layout in a ready made plastic storage box?
To answer these questions I decided to build a cardboard model of the layout.
I started by making some buildings from cereal packets. These were the same size as the buildings I want to include on the layout. Placing them on the life size print out of my preferred trackplan showed me that there wasn’t quite enough space to fit them into the layout.
So, I went back into SCARM, edited the plan and printed it out full size. Here’s the updated version.
Eagle-eyed readers will see I’ve straightened the headshunt to bring it towards the front of the layout. This created…
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