Ok. Newland's first exhibition has come and gone without too many problems. The DG couplings I wanted to use wouldn't handle the sharp curves so the weekend was run with manual couplings -a bit tricky but never mind. I've done some experimenting since the weekend and as some of the pics show, I'll be using Kadees. Operation was generally ok once the locos settled down but very tedious as I only have eight items of rolling stock at the moment - Steve take note! The layout seemed to be well received with plenty of puzzled visitors trying to work out what Gn15 scale's to and I managed to come 4th in the comptition for the best club member's layout - well pleased with that at this stage.
Lots of midnight oil meant that while we're a long way from finished, the layout at least looked complete despite still laying hidden tracks on the Friday morning.
The following pictures are where I'm at up to now
The layout's due out at Shipley at the beginning of September so I need to be getting the rest of detail sorted out. Brickwork needs toning down a bit and another loco would be nice - busy summer then!