| Plan | Pictures |
Construction | Scenery | Signalling
and Control | Layout Team | Exhibitions
Once the baseboards were
constructed, the tracks were laid on 1/16" cork and wired. Peco
Backscenes were cut out and stuck onto the ply backscene which had been
pre painted in Sky Blue (Dulux "Blue Danube").
||Major landscaping was constructed from polystyrene blocks which were glued in place and cut to shape.
||These were then covered in plaster and modrock as a base for the scenery.
||Scatter materials of lots
of different colours together with litchen and home made fencing were
added. Fences were made using an idea spotted on a demonstration at the
Southampton Show in 2001. A jig is constructed from a block of wood with
brass guides at each end cut with notches. Fine wire is strung, like a
guitar from a screw in each end through the brass guide to get the correct
spacing to the other end and tightened. Accross the wood are several layers
of masking tape with the gaps between the bands of tape just right for
the plastic post material. with the wires tight, a soldering iron is used
to heat the wires and melt them into the centre of the posts.
||Further scatter was added
with PVA and several lots of watered down PVA added to secure the scatter.
The polystyrene is edged with ply, cut with a jigsaw to match the scenic
profile and painted black.
||The finished product is a
pleasant country landscape with the modern railway cutting through the