Fortunately it was B 0-4-4-0 and I did have a job for him. you see, in his day job he looks at hills for a living (or something like that). So here was the plan. Opposite the loco depot I have a hill sized hole.
With a vast knowledge of hills, it was but the work of an hour (or two) to make one out of bits of cardboard.
I was also busy soldering stuff to finish up the wiring (until it goes wrong again). I made at least 4 solder connections in this time (with a bit of gluing on the side or underneath).
With the hill formed, I remembered that I still had some of the German scenic mat. This was tested to see if it would conform to the land form. To our combined great surprise, it did.
|'Well, just make a small incision here....'|
|'looks like a hill to me'|
There was then a bit of train running up and down, and discussion of options for the fiddle yards. I'm now doing some research on cassettes.