When I built Scenic Ridge, I had it easy. The kit from Woodland Scenics came with 3 sections of styrofoam with the track plan already printed on it, which made it easy to lay the track. This time around, I would need to figure out how to transfer the plan I’d designed in
When I picked up the track plan, I had 72 sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ paper.
Each sheet of the plan had index markings and measurement markings to aid in getting everything lined up properly. I proceeded to lay the sheets out on the layout, taping them together as I went.
Once the plan was placed, I used a sharp utility knife to cut along the roadbed lines, removing the excess paper. This left just the actual track plan on the benchwork. I then traced the edges with a black sharpie, marking out where the roadbed would go.
Once the track plan was transferred to the foam, it was time to start gluing down roadbed.
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