Spline continues …
I have now completed full spline past the teardrop on the main peninsula. Since the last post, I installed the temporary joists to support the spline up to and around the teardrop.
As described previously, the first job is to set out the two centre strips, held in place by nails and temporarily clamped together. Then, using a plywood template set to 40 inch radius, the centre strips are then adjusted to the correct radius. Once the final position of the spline looks OK, the centre strips are glued and clamped together. Then the normal process of attaching the spacer blocks and the other spline strips continues.
Just to finish off, following a request from a fellow modeller, here is a shot of the track plan showing spline progress to date. The red line shows where I am currently up to, and shows a distance of 92 feet of spline completed.