Surburban Sprawl - OR - I wish I would have started a rural branch terminus
lms n gauge fine scale urban north west scratch built trminus pre-nat
The modelling gods must be smiling on me lately or maybe they just pity me as they gave me a little more modelling time today, so I thought I would do a little more work on the buildings for Lugsdale Road.
I still working on my plan to gain access to the inside of a pub only so I can do some research on the interior, so that I can make a better model you understand, this plan still requires a little more work. So while I was working on my master plan, I thought I would crack on with producing glazing for some of the other buildings that will lead up the street from the pub.
My intention is to produce typical shops you wold expect to see on a typical street on the outskirts of a typical northern town, leading on to the standard terraced houses. So I have been working on this group of five over the last few weeks, I'm slowly working through the painting off the shop fronts, then I can work on the interiors but for now its just making them look grubby.
As mentioned in previous entries one of my pet hates is flat un-textured roofs, so I have spent a little time working on these (the Pub roof will be permanently fixed at some point), one of the things I wanted to replicate was a slightly sagging roof. When I was carrying out a little research on the buildings I noticed that not a lot of real buildings have perfect roofs as we modellers seem to like, so I thought I would try to be a little different (I never make it easy for me).
When place next to the Pub they look typically urban to me, the only problem is they tend to absorb a lot of modelling time, for very little noticeable progress, and I will need to complete a lot more just to complete the street, then there will be the Station buildings, good warehouse/shed, cinema factory and so on and so on.
Maybe its not to late to change the plans and go for a rural layout, as regardless of all the effort I have put in so far, there is still a long way to go, I suppose on the bright side I will be able to practice cutting more slates.
I might take a little break from constructing buildings, in a week or so, when am expected delivery may allow me to work on the Trams that I hoped would run along Lugsdale Road, that's when I find out the planned curve near the Pub will be too tight.??
Then at some point I may actually complete a little work on the actual railway side of the layout, after all its supposed to be a model railway.
As ever until next time Happy Modelling.