Layout gains a superior 'case', lighting rig and fiddleyard.
My tiny fictional, rural idyll of Lisburn Lane station has finally received a full plywood case, which has given the largely MDF structure more rigidity and resilience. I also took the opportunity to install an integral lighting rig, having been inspired by the methods of my Model Rail colleague, Chris Nevard.
With a viewing portal cut into the frontage, the layout instantly looks more convincing (and professional!) and the plywood frame now needs painting in a suitably neutral shade. After repairing some areas of damaged track (as described in Model Rail issue 240), fiddleyards are now under construction - one for each side of the scenic section.
Hopefully, I'll actually have a fully working layout before Christmas, although there's still some wiring to do. And then there's the scenery to finish...