This came in from Martin.
I had to publish it – just superb scenery.
I was very interested in your recent article about the West Yorkshire layout modelled around Sowerby Bridge in the grimy 50’s. I spent my childhood in that area, skipping school in the afternoon’s to visit the loco shed (depot) and a few years on sleeping in the rail station waiting room because I had missed the last bus home at night. (Happy memories).
Regarding my waterfall & stream model, it was my first attempt at modelling a water feature and I was very pleased how it turned out.
I found however that the scenic realistic water which I paid £10 for, shrunk as it dried and I needed to apply more to fill the pools both in the stream and the pond at the base of the waterfall. The nice opaque colour of the waterfall in the photo also disappeared as it dried. I has to apply some more ‘water effects’ mixed with white paint onto the fall to try make it effective. I think that I added too much white to the mixture which I need not to do in my next water model. But in the end my 1st attempt looked super and the buyer remarked “how realistic “ the model was.
I list my models on EBay UK where I seem to be getting a good response, which is where I purchase most of my model bits & pieces.
I have booked a trade stall at a Model Rail show in November and am hoping my new venture will be a success.
I love your emails and wish that I had the space to build a large layout similar to the ones that you have featured in your articles. Yorkshire houses were built a little on the small size compared to US houses!
I love Martins work. For the rest of us, of course, there’s always my favourite resource…