Building Wrenton - Page 28
Like last month's building this is based on a drawing in a book about GWR architecture. This is a station master's house.
A long way from home, but it's an attractive little model.
I bought a set of Graham Farish horses and a couple of them are watching, or perhaps ignoring, the passing trains. I've named them after two horses that were still on a farm at Finchingfield when I visited as a small child - Smart and Blossom.
Another GF purchase was a set of young trainspotters. They've heard that something special is coming, though this isn't what they really want to see. Even Blossom has come to watch.
Now, this is more like it. Blossom got bored and wandered off.
Blossom didn't look right with her saddle on so I filed it off and repainted her. She's a bit straight backed, I think, but probably safest not to do more filing!
I haven't photographed the station end of the village much lately so thought I'd try some overhead shots. Some time ago I made a boom from a bit of 2x1 timber that clamps onto the tripod head and allows the camera to be over the layout. It's always a bit frightening to use it - what might happen if the clamping fails doesn't bear thinking about. Anyway the layout survived and here are two new photos. The out of focus roof in the foreground is that of the goods shed
Moving a bit further north gives this view of the village green area. This time the foreground roof belongs to one of the railway cottages in the station approach road.