The workshop is 4,8m x 3m and rather than cram it full of track, a simple plan was developed based on the concept of a single track line in West Dorset. In turn, this idea was developed from Verwood, on a similar connecting line in East Dorset.
The trackbed was thoroughly steam cleaned and all rough surfaces prepared with a powerful industrial sander.
Today, the last piece of track was laid and the turnout motors installed, wired and tested. Steel track template were used to ensure smooth curves, no curves less than 1,2m, the average radius is 1,5m.
To secure the track during construction #6 18mm Posidrive screws are used, once the track is tested, it will be painted, ballasted, then the Posidrive screws will be removed.The wide meridian was originally for the island platform however it is being relaid with the regulation 50mm apart, the station building is just out of shot, bottom right. The open space on the left is a simple goods yard.
The loop in the foreground is a spur, the storage sidings will be hidden behind a view blocker (below).