More Scenery

March has been a wonderful month for Burton Crumpnold..
I have managed to add most of the basic scenery to the layout so that Burton Crumpnold is beginning to look ‘real’. There is grass, hedges, bushes and even a couple of trees to add a bit of colour to the place. Nearly all of the baseboards are covered with appropriate scatter and other scenic items. There are lots of little ‘detail’ jobs to do, particularly to do with the upper station area, which will keep me busy for ages; but it is great to see the layout finally come together. I will probably take a bit of a break on the construction front  and spend some time simply ‘playing trains’.  

Starting on the Scenery

The scenery is coming along nicely. The first tree’s have been planted and I’ve started building up the hill that will make the tunnel entrance near the station a bit more realistic and to improve the scenic ‘gap’ between the upper and lower stations. I’ve also placed some line side fencing to improve add a bit of realism and detail to the front edge of the layout.  Whilst waiting for various glued items to set I’ve been experimenting with scatter, flock etc to get a better grass effect. Scatter by itself does look rather dull.

Work Begins On The Layout – 2004

First ‘Super Detailed’ – ‘New’ Loco bought  LMS Fowler 2-6-4T

Flying Scotsman Train set (Birthday Present)

Main Baseboard panel construction started

Main Panels Complete – Started Planning Final Layout

Western Ranger Loco – Mothers Day Present For Wife…..

Visited ‘Railfest’ at York Railway Museum for ‘Inspiration’

Started work on upper level board and incline.

Baseboard ‘basic’ construction complete. Starting track laying.

The ‘Original’ Burton Crumpnold Website Launched

Layout Wiring Plan Drawn Up

Started layout wiring

Added a ‘Contact Us’ Page, Stock List Updated

Completed Main Loop lower level layout wiring – started on Control Panel

Completed lower level ballasting