Friday, 4 May 2012

Engine Shed.

Before the Engine Shed can be planted, and the lack of access once it is in place, some groundwork- excuse the pun- has to be done.
here is shown the ash laid at the access to the shed. The path around to the messroom has been roughly delineated by the addition of some glue and earth colour Javis powder.Once the shed is stuck into position it will appear to rise from the earth, rather than just be sat on it!

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Road Bridge.

 The baseboard join at the engine shed end is disguised by a hump back bridge.
If I have one weakness, it is not getting joins in scenery tight.
The abutments are meant to closely butt up against the bridge but again it is not as tight as I would wish. Still, I am pleased with the effect of the embankment shown right but needs a little more work which won't be completed before Teignfords' debut next month.
One thing I do need to do is test all the locos around the end board curve as it is tighter than the pointwork on Hennock.

Monday, 30 April 2012

Coaling Stage.

A quick piece of modelling produced this small Coaling Stage.
With a brick base the upper is braced wood.
A piece of Plastruct Steps moulding gives access for the loader and real coal is added  to the stage.
Again the restraining wall is from Metcalf random stone card sheet.
Placed almost opposite the Water Crane this makes a nice arrangement in front of the Engine Shed which needs bedding in.