website and narrow gauge modeller Jack Walton using it on his layout. I like the idea of flowing trackwork with little waste At Bunnings I found a Masonite product called packing strips which are ideal. They are 3mm thick, 25mm wide and 1800mm long and cost 75 cents each.
Like trying most things new it is much easier once you have had a go and worked out your own system for building it. My first challenge was placing the risers so I got a smooth curve. The easiest way I could find was to find the centre of the curve and use a steel ruler to mark where everything should be. I started using 40mm x 19mm wood made in to Tee's as risers. I found them not solid enough and so have changed to 70mm x 35mm wood and have found this to be much better. The other advice I can give is have lots of clamps to hold it all together while the glue dries. As you can see the roadbed flows smoothly and there is very little waste.
A couple of weeks ago Tom Barbalet from model rail radio asked me to call in and discus narrow gauge modelling in Australia. I had a very enjoyable time chatting with Tom, Chris Abbott & Gordon Dobson. You can listen to Model rail radio from their website or itunes.
I have really enjoyed catching up on progress out in your shed. I'm still very jealous of the space you have available, and especially that huge sweeping curve in the middle...as I work on engineering my G41 garratt to negotiate an 18" curve!
Had a listen to the radio interview as well. Good show, both informative and entertaining (and thanks for the plug!)