Not that anybody thinks that I didn't do anything 'Wells wise'...
I've taken one of the Easter days to mock up something of the layout.
I just happen some extruded styroform sheets that originally were intended for a P4 layout of some Isle of White terminus about 15 years ago. Yes, I never throw anything away :mrgreen.
With some carving it gives an impression of the lay of the land. Some left overs from previous track construction used to get an impression of the trackwork.
I tried to capture the perspective of the photo that started it all:
The original shot:
Form the other side it looks like this:
What has been learnd is the following:
1. The two layers of 40 mm boards a are tho thick giving a scale hight of 10'. Thinner boards will be used.
2. A deepth of about 36 centimeters will be sufficient.
3. The whole build will be slid into a ply box that will contain everything from the background to the lighting (LED?) and the appropriate connections to the two fiddle yards (casset type).
A first in converting a 00 kit to P4 for a long time some weathering still pending:
Instant motive power dug up:
So far for now apart from a last thought on complying to the 'rules' of the SGW. I might add a wagon turntable in the running line (are locomotives allowed to cross it?) allowing acces to the yard of the customs office.