This is where I am up to with the layout as of today. It has taken me one whole year to get this far but is still holding my interest. Fortunately “She who must be obeyed” has now come around and seems to quite like the layout. This is a good thing as I don’t plan on moving it in any foreseeable future. It is probably a bit over crowded which I know is a common mistake but I for me the enjoyment largely comes from constructing it and running of trains.
The trees on the layout are the cheep wire and foam ones you buy on Ebay. They tend to be a bit brightly coloured so I have dipped them all in a solution of ‘burnt umber’ acrylic paint and water. I used a few photos of the English country side to help inform how they were placed on the layout.
The backgrounds are painted shelving boards. I found that you don’t need to put too much detail into the backgrounds as long as the colours are accurate. The simple silhouettes of mountains disappearing into the background were quick to paint and tell enough of the story.
Most of the scenery is complete now and I am embarking on the wiring of the points and some building lighting. The next post will be a few weeks off I suspect.
Bye for now,
A huge thank you to Cameron for sharing his layout and tips.
I love seeing the progress of a layout, especially when it’s from a bare bench to a stunning finished piece.
Few of us have the time and talent Cameron does, thankfully there’s this.