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Lananta-the boards

Nicks workshop mutterings

I have now made the basis of the boards. I have used some 25mm thick extruded polystyrene left over from a previous layout. The areas for the seashore and creek have been routed and carved out(a really messy job!) and glued into a frame made of 6mm plywood and 12mm plywood for the ends between the two boards. The boards are connected using split hinges and aligned with dowels set into the 12mm ends. The track bed including the deck for a small bridge and trestles to the dock have been laid with 1mm plywood. The two boards have been designed to fit into a plastic box for transport;



Two supports for cassettes clip onto each outer end using interlocking clips designed for hanging pictures and mirrors;


The split hinges between the two boards and the clips on each of the cassette supports will be used to carry power across…

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