Although I’ve spent many hours on the layout, I’ve not made much physical progress, it just been ground work and learning so far. Hopefully over the next few weeks I can actually make a start on laying some track.
Funny you should mention Barnstable, I never been there in my life until now, been there twice in October for two unconnected reasons, one was to cycle the Tarka Trail which was a fantastic experience.
So, Looking at your photos, aspects of your layout are very much similar to what I have in mind, the 3 way turnout and the full length check rails. Be interested to know how you got on with assembling that.