Bowford – changes

I had Ian T down to see me today, we went through the layout so far. We decided to move the various small buildings around a bit, we also decided where the trees were going to go and holes were drilled for the lineside fencing, although nothing in glued down yet. After Ian left I decided the next job was ballast picking on all the track, this is to ensure that we don’t have stray pieces of ballast in places they should not be – a good check now is better than poor running later, After I was happy with the track I started painting the track sides with ‘sleeper grime’ cleaning the tops of the rail with white spirit as I went along. I guess about 50% is now finished – I will add various stains latter. You can really see how much better it looks compared to the unpainted track.