Well, another 2 years, another Rail-X.
Again this year I joined the peanut galley to make models while the masses loo on in mostly bemusement. On Saturday I spent the day building some larger scale track, while B 0-4-4-0 flew the flag by working on his model of Conns Creek. After the completion of the track work on Saturday night, we had to come up with a way to clean off the residual flux at the venue.
Cue the kitchen sink and a couple of table spoons of bicarb.
We then patted the track work dry with hand towels, did a quick runner and no one was any the wiser...
I then added a few bits of cardboard to hold the top in about the right place and stuck it on temporarily
The rear wheel looks a bit odd due to the photo angle but it is actually in the right place.
I didn't have any road prepared but it roamed the table with a surprising amount of grunt.
Finally, I quickly knocked together a test piece to check if an idea I had for a bush tram layout would work. using some of the grass mat and some code 40 track, plus a handful of donated scenics, I knocked up the idea in about 30 minutes.
It needs a shave in places but for a first attempt I think it shows promise.