Looking from time to time in the Small Layout Scrapbook, I wanted to build a small layout. Now, I've build an engine ELNA but I've no layout for this engine. My German station Naumburg is stored under my Westport Terminal layout. So I decided to build a Pizza layout. There this little engine has some track where she can puff and hiss (she's with sound). Radius is 22cm (8.7''), I have to widen the gauge, that means hand lay the track. That's familiar to me. Here're the first steps. A base from plywood with bracing carries Styrodur, some foam core. Then comes cork as roadbed and ties. Every fourth tie is PC board. Sanding the ties and staining is obligatory. At first I soldered the inner rail.
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And a test run! At some places this 0-8-0 engine "sticks" a little bit.
These two engines run fine!
Now comes testing and adjusting. Scenery waits.
Fascia is ready. It was a bit tricky. I had to shape with my table saw grooves to prevent bursting. The fascia is made of 4mm (1/6'') poplar plywood. With nearly 60cm (2') diameter a sharp bend. top
The styrofoam got a layer of tile adhesive.Then I glued the rock molds with plaster and painted them.
Next step: a little culvert and ballast (still wet):
And pictures with some Woodland:
And now with more scenery, the trees are 25 years old, from my old European layout "Hennen".
Through the woods!
Two train operation at the 25 years FREMO Anniversary meet October in Alsfeld:
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