Saturday, August 24, 2019

August update

I know it has been awhile since I have posted an update on the blog, but progress is continuing on the layout. The farm scene is coming closer to completion. I have added more garden to the house and it is now fenced. I still need to add the gates to keep the livestock from wandering in. I am happy with how the garden has come together

A large amount of time was taken up by scratch building a garage based on one that existed in a local town when I was a kid. I hand carved the brickwork which was far more time consuming than I expected. The figures are 3d printed by Modelu and I find them to be very realistic and take scale figures to a new level. 

The garage will be in the village of Buckland, which is slowly coming together.

Buckland is also the first place on the layout to receive working signals. These were put together for me by Bernard Snoodyk and will add a lot to operations.

Elsewhere on the layout vegetation continues to sprout as the forests slowly cover the hills

For those of you who are on Facebook the layout now has it's own page which I do update a little more often than this blog.