A personal quickie I worked on last week for me between commercial jobs, all on a 3x1 plank. The inspiration is the Wisbech and Upwell Tramway, a mostly unfenced railway that ran next to, or actually along the road in deepest Cambridgeshire through to the 1960ís. Give it a Google.
The wonderful town buildings
were a lucky secondhand find, they just had
to be used, they were very much the catalyst
for this speedy project. The buildings are
at least at least 30 years old and once
lived on a much bigger layout which has
since been broken up. Sadly I have no
further information to hand. If you know of
the layout or the builder, please comment in
the comments section.
The windmill is an Airfix/Dapol
kit knocked up in the spring, in reality
such a structure would have fallen out of
use a good century before the railway came.
The rail served shed with door is a chopped
up Bachmann colliery wash-house modified
with pitch roof and doors. Its use is a
mystery, maybe a paintshop for pumpkins or
storage for pedantís ruck sacks. The other
shed, another ready to plonk thing that had
been gathering dust.
Track is PECO, ballasted with sieved grit from our local common. The cheapo quickie cobbles were created using the empty shell of a ballpoint pen pressed in to Das clay. All in all around 18 hours work, this project being more an assembly of existing bits than a true build.
It will link in to other modules in due course to allow through running. At some stage it will live in an illuminated diorama case to fit it with my other layouts. Track has been aligned so it can connect to my other layout Brew Street. Iíve Brew Street booked in to the Rochdale Expo In April 2019, so will probaby add this module.
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