Sunday, November 30, 2014

Coming Along Nicely

This past two or three weeks has seen quite a bit of progress not only in the new, central, section but also at Davemoor and Gunnmere.
The station at Carswater (see top two photographs) is looking good and we will be turning our attention to the Ballast Depot before too long. Name boards and signals still need to be added to Carswater but she is almost finished now.
Meanwhile, the frontage area of Davemoor (as seen in the third photograph) has now been turned into a car park complete with a bus stop and a small Memorial Garden. 
The paving across the front of the station entrance was created using the Metcalfe Self-adhesive Paving Slabs (P0210). Davemoor still has to have lighting as well as name boards and signalling added but it is coming along very nicely now.
The main station building and the buildings on the island platform at Davemoor are all from the Bachmann range of Art Deco Station Buildings and, I think, they look very good too. They are quite different to what has been used at other stations and, indeed, all of the stations have used different styles of buildings and this, to my mind, makes for a nice variety.
Over to Gunnmere now and you can see from the fourth photograph that we have changed the goods siding here to include the Bachmann Corrugated Goods Shed (Catalogue 44-006) and the re-use of the Hornby Cattle Dock R8790. This used to be in a different location, before the layout was altered and we were not sure if we would be able to use it again but, happily, it will fit in here quite well. 
The area around and behind the signal box at Gunnmere has also been improved - and an old Tri-ang Advertising Hoarding added for good measure!

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