A few of you will already know that this planned layout has so far been a labour of love, what with having to convert the garage and a demanding work schedule getting in the way it has been a long time coming. Selborne is a beautiful little village just over the border in Hampshire, I have passed though this village many times as a short cut on my way to the Watercress line. What really stands out are the fields of Lavender on the outskirts of the village, it is a lovely place to drive through in the summer months. Anyhow the buck stops there, the village was never served by a railway and it's just that I have fond memories of the place, and this is the only reason why I decided to call my layout Selborne. The track plan is loosely based on the stations that were at Dymock and also similar was Bampton and was a typical GWR secondary through line. I will be building my track work to 31.5mm standards, and it will be DCC controlled using a Lenz system, although this is a long way off at present . The first baseboard has now been built and I have used 9mm ply throughout, I decided to build the fiddle yard boards first so I could see if any major problems would be encountered with my choice of timber. The one problem I did find was that 9mm ply is not that flexible, and the fact that the layout is almost on a continuous curve meant that I had to router out the rear faces of the sides to some extent, also I used the router so that the cross members will be firmly supported. Well so far so good, the one board is not that heavy at all, and it seems sturdy enough without any flex. I will try to keep posting regular updates if there is an interest in my endeavours, but my work load at present is very hectic. Here's a couple of pictures for now, nothing exciting but at least it's a start. ATB, Martyn.