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March 2018

Views from the back of the layout


I made a device that mounts the camera onto the backscene and took this series of photos, working along the length of the layout.

View from back of layout


View from back of layout


View from back of layout


View from back of layout


View from back of layout


View from back of layout


Around the goods yard


A small addition to the goods yard is this grounded van. It's the body from a Peco kit mounted on strips of plasticard and weathered with my usual Lifecolor paints. I added some long static grass around it.

Grounded van


Grounded van


On a warm summer afternoon the goods yard seems to be deserted. A couple of wagons await the evening pick-up train.

Quiet afternoon


In fact, the driver of the Scammel has found an uncomfortable perch for a chat with a mate. It looks as though the boss is coming too.

Time for a chat


The cattle dock seen from above.

Cattle dock from above


Another little detail added near the south end of the goods yard. I thought a platelayers trolley would be a nice addition near the hut but the only wheels I have were the plastic Peco wagon ones recently replaced by metal ones. Much too large. So the plan changed to having a long unused trolley - well more a trailer I guess - with greenery growing over it to hide the lack of wheels. I painted it to look neglected and trying to get the tone right so that it didn't jump out from the area around it. Here it is in the background of this shot.

Unused trolley


Here's a closer view:

Unused trolley


The railway cottages' gardens


Cottage gardens


Garden building
I've added a few more flowers in both gardens and hung some rather brightly coloured shirts on the new washing line. That was fun to make! 30thou square plastic posts, 5 amp fuse wire for the line and shirts cut from paper.

The building in the far garden was a tricky little build. The Silhouette cutting machine was used to make the walls, not only cutting them out but also scoring the representation of the boards that they're built from. There are a couple of figures inside and some dogs added around and in it once it was in place.

Church Hill


A new view of this area of the village.

Above Church Hill


A Midland 4F with a goods train


A Midland 4F with a goods train


A Midland 4F with a goods train


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