Have been moving along at an amazing pace!! The front yard trackbed has been put down. I used 7mm screening for ballast as the size is close to prototype and it compacts down very nicely. It has taken two square metres of material to do this area.
Pictured below is the mainline straight. This is the longest straight on the railway and will be good for some higher speeds!!
The curve and the juction are quickly taking shape and are resembling a railway rather than a raked path through the garden.
The other junction is taking shape. My wife suggested placing landfill to the right of the formation here to create a cutting. I hope to later incorporate the idea once the track is laid and tested.
The next thing to do is source sleepers. I hope to use 25mm square timber. This will also aim to resemble the prototype and will provide stability when placed in short range of each other.