A short pictorial interlude

14 Apr

With the back scene in place, I have been able to experiment with some better photos. Still a work in progress but this has given me more ideas / visualisation of the next layer of detail and adjustments to be made. Capturing the desolation of the Ayrshire hills is the ultimate aim.




3 Responses to “A short pictorial interlude”

  1. Ian April 14, 2014 at 7:19 pm #

    Nice pictures and well modelled especially your backgrounds. I note that the Signalbox you have chosen to model is not one of the most common around Ayrshire but a Caledonian design perpetuated by the LMS. The original G&SWR boxes were a bit more austere and mostly wooden.
    You also must have a Barclay loco on your stud. Right up to the end of steam on the NCB in Ayrshire they reigned supreme with only a very few other makers getting a look in. Even the Diesels that came very late on came from Kilmarnock with the exception of the Sentinel which ended up on the Waterside system and is still there on the ARPG preserved line at Dunaskin.


    • Black and Decker Boy April 14, 2014 at 9:46 pm #

      Cheers Ian.
      We did a lot of research on local boxes before settling on Holywood, mainly as it was a compact size more fitting our limited track plan than the larger, wooden boxes such as Mauchline. There is quite a large variety of designs in Ayrshire but we wanted it prototypical to help set the scene. It’s been surprising how many people recognise the box!

      In terms of locos, I have the DJH 0-4-0 kit to build, hopefully this year and we are looking at the High Level 0-6-0 Big Barclay as well for 2015. For now we are enjoying the Sentinel and if desperate / bored, the Heljan 14!

      • Ian April 15, 2014 at 8:29 am #

        Hi Ian,

        I built one of the High Level kits when I still did some 4mm scale. Excellent kit which really captured the looks of the original. I now work in S7 and have a scratchbuilt version on my list to do of Dalmellington locos, unless of course High Level do a 7mm kit!



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