It is all mounted on an A3 section ( for ease of storage and transport) of foam board to try and keep the weight down a bit. Two tunnels exit at mid points of the sides to allow them to join up to the next sections , and to allow some variation in overall construction and layout for games. In my mind I see this as 8 A3 sections done on possibly two levels, so it's going to take a while to get to that.
All the pieces and extra scratch made sections were stuck to the baseboard , gaps filled with ready mixed tile grout, and then everything has has a wash with a 50/50 water/PVA mix to give added strength. Once dried its has a coat of a brown emulsion.
Next stage is sorting out a wiring plan for LED's and/or fibre optics etc i think, new problems and modelling challenges to solve which i am looking forward to. Ideally i want to be able to light each section as it is explored. Also i need to order some more bits n bobs from Ainsty - cheap this project won't be by he look of it. However it will be used not only for Old West, but also Pirates , and Pulp games and anything else it might fit in with.
I need to source some miners - or better still some duel purpose construction crew i can use for the railroad as well, time for a poke around on LAF I think.
I was going to properly plan all this out , but I am just going to roll with it and see where it goes and solve the problems as they come. Mad I know , but I am enjoying it!