NOTHING LIKE REALISM IN THE MIDST OF MODELING!!
A major influence on my early narrow gauge modelling was the Craig and Mertonford Railway as described in P D Hancock’s book “Narrow Gauge Adventure”. Like the FCPyF the C&MR changed noticeably over the years but perhaps my favourite version was where the engine shed at Craig had a graveyard of scrap loco parts behind it. I’d like to pay homage to this when the time comes to add details to Grande, the area between the coaling stage and the back door of the engine shed will be perfect for collecting such odds and ends.
But it’s not just the loco parts that will be rusting away, the buildings themselves are corrugated iron and in serious need of a lick of paint! Actually that’s not true, they’re corrugated cardboard and I think I’ve overdone the rust coloured paint on the loco shed roof. It has gone soggy, hopefully it’ll regain some…
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