Here's my idea of how the tracks must look. I tried some other method too, but this worked best. I wanted more depth and shape in the tracks. After all, they are black metal chain-like parts, rolling over a hollow orange pontoon. Inside there would have been a sprocket that moved the track around the pontoon. All in all a very light construction, for the fifties, anyway.
I used some extra parts I fabricated from very thick grey paper I had. I just have one track finished now, it's taking a long time to glue all those tiny parts together.
|One down, three to go.|
|And... it fits! Great!|
|It really looks like the tracks are lying upon the pontoon. Because they actually do.|
|I could place a pun here like "spring is in the air" but why should I?|
Now these two brass rods might very well be the only two non-paper pieces I will add to this build.
Now first it's making three more of those tracks. Yippee.
(well, it actually isn't that bad, I listen to some good music and clear the mind while brainlessly cutting off those billions of tiny pieces of paper...)
On a last note for today, it always surprises me how my neatly arranged and clean desk gets messy and chaotic during a build. Even if you build as small as I regularly do, the mess is the same!