Thriftwood Parva Part 4 (The Slope)
The layout is to be used at exhibitions as well as at the club and so needs to be light but strong. the construction of the slope was made from 6mm good quality plywood as were most of the supports. These were set at regular frequent intervals and the whole thing screwed and glued together.
Some people may consider this to be too light weight – but remember that the edges of the slope were also supported by the ‘wall scenery’ which was glued to both sides.
This construction has proved to be very successful with only a few older (weaker) steam locomotives slipping if too many coaches are fitted.
In the next episode: Laying all the track and first running of a locomotive.