Friday, February 6, 2015

It's Bigger Than I Thought

So Hudson's Pizza has taken a small step forward today as I popped out and bought the baseboard; as I did for Jerusalem I've gone with 9mm MDF (68cm by 53cm). As I'm not planning to mount anything under the baseboard this works well. It's fairly light but gives a strong foundation and doesn't take up too much of the depth of the storage box I'm intending to use to keep the layout in.

The main issue that has arisen is that I've actually got more space to play with than I thought I had. I built the track to match the prototype (see this previous post) and then sized the board based on the storage box. In my head they were a lot closer in size than they have turned out to be. I'm still trying to work out exactly what I want to do with the extra space but I'm thinking some extra track in amongst some builds to add a little more movement to the layout. Building mockups will be next which should help me decide exactly what to add in the space.

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  1. A branch with a turntable would look good.

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    1. Now there's a real challenge!

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    2. Not really sure I have the room for a turntable, but as you'll see in the next post some form of branch of the circle seems a possibility.

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  2. My eye wandered off to the right of the picture drawn to all the colour. How on earth do you find time to play board games?

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    1. I don't think we've actually played any of the ones you can see in that pile for years. They were stacked in the spare room but ended up on my desk over Christmas and haven't migrated back yet. Our current favourite game is Mice and Mystics which might get played this afternoon if we have time.

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