Ian Cavill 009 Freelance
As we are in unprecedented times, it has at least thrown up some opportunities to do some modelling. Ian, our Chairman, has decided to give one of his old layouts a rebuild. The layout, formerly called 'Farish Street' will now renamed, rather aptly, 'Lockdown Road'. Humour is very important at a time like this. The 009 layout worked well both electrically and operationally, so the old buildings have been removed so the the new ones can be installed. More photos will be added as work progresses.
Work has been progressing on 'Lockdown Road' during the current lockdown. The layout size is 1 x 4ft in total of which 1ft is just scenic. One siding which was the original engine shed has been extended to give a much longer siding all other track remains the same.
Work has nearly finished however, there's still things to do. All the buildings are scratch built using card painted with acrylic paint. Ground cover is DAS clay brushed over with paint then finished with weathering powder and static grass. I am a bit fussy about my population, I use Dart, Monty and a few Langley figures to bring the scene to life.
Not wishing to cross the picket line I will show in the next few pictures, how the scenic board was put together. The ground was raised 10mm as you can see in the first picture. The houses were split into three sections , front gardens , houses, and rear gardens each there own separate piece. The buildings were placed on the board and marked around the base. This was then cut out so the building sinks into the ground. I used etched windows to give a better looking finish. Each segment slots together and only needs some small detail to finish off.