Some of you might have seen details on here of my 7mm layout named Blackbridge Town Riverside. Well, its been a long time since I completed the baseboards for that project and it didn’t progress very far beyond that due to problems with fitting the trackwork. Indeed, it became so frustrating that I broke the whole thing down. In the interim rolling stock has been gradually acquired, so I needed something to run it all on to pick up my interest again. After a bit of paper doodling I came up with a similar themed plan but for a small(ish) shunting yard that could be setup and run for short operating sessions. The layout has used the baseboards from the original but one has slightly been shortened so the layout now consists of two boards, one 1220x410mm and the other 850x410mm. As I wanted to be able to do as much shunting as possible I have created the track arrangement design to make that a bit more complex than a normal ‘shunting plank’ type layout. So, in consequence the baseboards are full of trackwork. Whilst thinking of an appropriate name for the layout I decided to call it CRAMMIT INN YARD which I thought very appropriate. Its theme is a small yard set somewhere in South Wales with an ‘off scene’ dockside (a bit more about that later). Goods trains are limited to two wagons and a brake van. My excuse for trains being so short, and hence frequent, is that the yard is connected as a short stub branch from an adjacent mainline station and lots of trip workings are required to and fro. So, here it is: Baseboard woodwork is now complete and track (PECO) has been cut to fit and is ready to permanently lay. Due to space constraints I have used PECO ‘SETRACK’ points and these have been trimmed to suit. No electrics started yet, but I have run my MINERVA radio controlled pannier and a few wagons around to make sure all the tight clearances work and that there are no buffer locking issues. More to follow.