September progress

Posted on October 1, 2016. Filed under: Monthly progress |

Most of my train photographs have been taken looking along the line, whereas the exhibition viewer sees the layout from the front.

scenery-33-160909       Cut-out for a new plug-in module

My plan is to break up the exhibition view of the layout between the wings into three distinct diorama-style views. This requires four view blockers, including two end blockers to soften the harshness of the theatre-type vertical wings. This last month I’ve made a base for the view blocker just to the left, or north, of the station gates, which plugs into the cut-out above.

To accentuate perspective, the view blocker will be approximately 0-gauge and consist of trees, telephone pole, post-mounted post box, shrubs and hedges. Two large tree armatures are ready to be foliated at the Missenden Autumn Weekend coming up.

And 54495 continues to make progress.

54495-scratch-5-160928       Look like a Pickersgill?

The Brassmasters whitemetal chimney intended for a Black Five now has a piece inserted for additional height.The Caley Coaches dome was laboriously filed from an oversize brass casting.

Maybe this month it will acquire wheels.

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