Had some time over the weekend to continue working on the ferry dock. With all the turnouts built, it was now time to focus on the "easy" track.
I've become quite fond of the FastTracks "plain old track" jig for making straight track— so it was time to try using it to make the straight section of the pier. I started by making a simple section, then adding my longer PCB ties to the newly constructed rigid track:
Removing the "standard" ties, I end up with what I want:
Once I had the decking in place, I cut some scribed styrene:
...and fit the pieces between the PCB ties.
As the night drew to a close, I stood up on the chair to check my work against a prototype photo. My dock is meant to go onto a module, so I'm purposely beefing up some of the framework underneath the deck. To my eyes, I'm pretty close: