Sunday, 19 February 2012

Winter Project Progress Report

As the signs of Spring are starting to appear in the world outside, it is perhaps time to offer a progress report on the Winter layout-building project.

The baseboard structure is complete, and the trackwork operational, though the ballasting needs tidying up and the refuge siding turnout has gone sticky due to a warped actuator bar. The first stages of the grass, earth, wall, road and fencing are in place at the front of the layout, but need a lot mor work. The scenery behind the railway has barely started other than bits of the structure. The level crossing design has been chosen and the components purchased. The crossing-keeper's cottage has been designed and the basic structure assembled, and the design of the quarry building has been established.

That amounts to a lot of work, especially since most of what I have done so far was new ground for me, so I had to learn how to do it first. However, there is even more work still to do, so I suspect I'll still be working on it next winter!

Still a lot to do, but a lot of the basic stucture us there now.

The pub is only a place-holder. Colours need subduing, especially the grass!


  1. Crickey - you've kept this quiet until now! When's it going out on the road?

    1. My target is Autumn 2012, but this year is going to be a bit unpredictable, so don't hold your breath!