Nothing says layout room like sky blue walls!
For this iteration we chose "Wash and Wear" at the Home Hardware for wall colour. I like it.
I may use a different shade once the layout gets underway, but this'll do for now.
I plan to add "backdrops" to the back of the benchwork as I go along, but not to the ceiling. To just above eye level. That'll keep the space a little more airy and allow better air flow.
You can also see that I've created my first bit of benchwork.
14' will allow for about 25 40' cars, plus a caboose and 2 F7s. Not a bad representation of a Redball, which were usually twice as long.
And I've decided upon benchwork height. 48". It's a nice height for me. I can reach in when I have to. There will be a couple of deep scenes as the yard develops. Access is always important.
Right now I'm fiddling with the yard ladder, trying to decide how best to lay it out and not loose precious length. Pretty sure a compound ladder is in the offing.
Sometime in the next few weeks, Trevor will be back and we'll be crawling on the floor drawing the St Thomas yard onto Kraft paper to make sure it can fit as we think it will.
The next dilemma is going to be Homasote I fear. I have to contact the wholesaler in London to see if I can get a few sheets without buying a full lift load. The local lumberyards don't stock this item anymore. Not looking forward to having to find alternatives.