Building Wrenton - Page 24
The goods yard is still looking a bit tidy so I came up with the idea of a recently delivered pile of timber for a local builder. You can just about spot him here, he's folded back the tarpaulin so he can check what he's got.
With the camera mounted above the layout, here's another view.
The wood is just bits plastic strip of various sizes, the tarp is tissue paper, the bricks are 1.5mm long bits of 30thou square strip.
Not for Wrenton, but for a possible future project, this little building is based on the one at Crowcombe Heathfield on the West Somerset Railway.
It was made using the same methods that were described on page 10 of this site. The trickiest parts of the build were the hanging flower baskets. They were made by covering 2mm diameter beads with scenic material and the flowers are simply dots of paint applied with the tip of a pin. The projecting signs were made from photos of the real building, printed on matt photo paper and inserted into slots cut into the walls by the Silhouette Portrait machine when the walls were cut out. The posters were also printed on photo paper.
A view from above, the camera was perched on a rather crude home made boom arm fixed to the tripod.
A much lower angle. A window of the Red Lion can be seen through the archway in the Guildhall.
A couple of articles have appeared in the N Gauge Society Journal. The first, featuring some of the buildings as well as general views of the layout, was in issue 4/2018 and the second, featuring the point rodding, was in 6/2018.
The layout also appeared in the December 2018 issue of Railway Modeller magazine.