Slight change of tack, anticipating track laying outside, I last night "refurbished" one of the turnouts for the main junction, replacing a couple of lost chairs, refixing some loose ones and attaching a new "web" to hold everything together ahead of being fixed down. All of the soldered joints are good after so many years outside.
On a bit of a roll, not too much mind, I have brought in from the garden the "grand daddy" point, which I fitted the tie bar to on the 9th May 2010 as shown here.
And here it is best part of twelve years later, all spent outside and having carried very many train movements.
The same drill, new web to be made to keep all timbers in place, a few chairs to be re-solvented to their timbers and I need to drill and solder the crossing V to the wing rails for strength and electrical guaranteed electrical continuity, which I didn't do on this very first point and which did give rise to a bent wire bodge..
The UV has "attacked" the S&C chairs, but that said they are all sound and glue back nicely. They look nicely weathered in fact!
I'm not quite sure what I think about the passage of time.....