OH, I AM JEALOUS…ABOUT YOUR FINE SCENERY, YOUR EFFECT USE OF WATER, HEAVY WEATHERING TECHNIQUES, HAVING A NATURAL PLCE FOR A CANAL LONG BOAT…! 🙂
We’ll start our look at the larger scale layouts at the Gaugemaster show, with Allenton in HO. Just 6′ of shunting layout, with a
timewaster Timesaver track plan. Somewhere in deepest Cotton Belt territory, a Southern Pacific switcher is hard at work.
I love this first photograph (though I say it myself) as it brings out the detail in this little layout, and how foreground buildings have been used to frame the locomotive and make the layout seem larger.
Also in HO was Red Hook Bay, another layout I’ve seen before on the exhibition circuit. Lots of craftsman kit structures and masses of detail. It’s an interesting contrast with Allenton. Both are highly detailed, but Allenton goes for the grimy look, whilst Red Hook Bay has that pristine clean look that real railways never had, but is how we remember them. Both approaches are completely valid – Rule 1 applies, ‘It’s…
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