Saturday, August 30, 2014

Reusing a skip

Years ago i bought an OO/HO scale skip but never got to use it. I found it recently and i thought i would finally give it a job: augmenting one of the buffers on Eskalon. Obviously the English lettering had to go so a grubby grey / rust effect mixture has been used to repaint it and i've also added a "coal" load. I'll probably give it a bit more painting later on but it looks quite good for now. Here it is plus a couple more recent pics.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Same way

After a bit of shunting both passenger trains are the same way around for once. Look like they are going to have a race!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

A (slight) move

The overhead view is now slightly out of date. I've moved the layout slightly so 2 sides are against walls which means the left hand side of the layout now has a better backdrop of a blank white wall instead of boxes and bags of ballast! I've also begun a bit of a tree avenue in the near left-hand corner of the layout. As its now against the wall its sheltered against accidental knocks so i feel safer putting trees there. The gas station has also been augmented with some painting and some people.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Overhead view

I thought it was time i took an overhead view of Eskalon, and annotated it. Here it is.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Another new waggon

Pleased to announce another new waggon has joined the Eskalon layout. That now gives us 4 (not counting the industrial waggons).