Purchased from its original creator, Julian Russell, in my spare time I've spent the last couple of years making modifications to it as I wanted to portray a Western Region branchline in its last few days before closure and track lifting.
Built to Scaleseven standards, DCC and originally set in 1959, I'm trying to suggest how it might have appeared a few years later - steam's almost gone and breathing its last gasps before dieselisation briefly takes over just prior to its end. I decided to create this new page dealing with its alterations and development since acquisition.
It's still a work in progress so for now I'm just adding a few photos illustrating this, but soon I'll start taking more detailed shots of it since it's likely to appear in the Model Railway Journal at some stage and a full description will be written for that article.
It will also make a suitable display piece for stock as I weather it and ring the changes from my little photo display diorama that I've used for so long.
I need to make more telegraph poles, field fencing, trees, hedges and lighter undergrowth, weeds, taller plants in and around the sidings, build a coach and a Class 122 railcar, more wagons - all of which should keep me occupied for a while longer.
I've made a couple of minor changes to the platform area so removed the earlier photos and added the latest one with a new tree and a rethink on the huts. Still further shrubbery to be added.
In the next shot I've started adding fence posts and having decided I can't ignore the absent wires, I'll have to make up a jig so I can attach the correctly spaced wires - eight strands at different heights with closer gaps at the bottom. No problem if you really have nothing better to do with your time - don't you just love this model railway malarkey?