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Don't forget the 2024 Redditch Model Railway Exhibition is on the 2nd and 3rd March (a change from the normal September date)

Barrie Island Rebuilding Photographs to create Mark III

When the Covid Lockdown started in March 2020 Barrie Island was put into storage so as to reduce contact between Club Members in line with national Covid restrictions.
Even before the lockdowns it had become apparent that that whilst functional the Mark II version of Barrie Island was too heavy and cumbersome to move around so a plan was drawn up to solve this.
Building on the recent experience in baseboard construction for other layouts such as Norgrove a Mark III version of the test tack was created using plywood instead of chipboard for the baseboards. This new version has its own folding legs and trolley to transport it on. It is also of a size that it can be be easily stored in the club rooms when not in use.
Agreement on the plan for the new layout was reached at a Members Meeting in March 2022 and work started soon afterwards:
The timber arrived in the Club room cut up and ready to assemble on 29th March 2022 The basic board was assembled on 31st March 2022
Bracing was added on the 5th April 2022 Folding legs by 12th April 2022 
(for more pictures of Barrie Island rebuild)

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