Pots and Stones
Last time, I mentioned that the surface of the goods dock had been removed to relay it in the same manner as the platform. Nothing has yet progressed on this, as I am now in the process of adding an extra platform, so I'll surface them en-bloc. Reading the Middleton Press book on the line, I picked up on a previously unnoticed comment about the disused second platform; this dates from the building of the line when it was to be double track right through. The second line was never laid except in passing places and the said platform would have been redundant from inception! Anyway, I've dug up a stretch of embankment at the front of the layout and will insert the platform there.
The station buildings have also been neglected of late and there are still numerous jobs to do to finish them. I was particularly ashamed that they sported no chimney pots at Nottingham. So this was put right. I have also struggled to come to terms with the colouring of the stonework. You may recall that this was printed and coloured on a CAD package. It has always been a bit too yellow for me. A touch of thinned stone enamel seems to have given them a more realistic finish and the tops of the sills were coloured to match. Meanwhile the roof has gained capping stones and the glazing has finally made all watertight. Tomorrow I may be flashing on the roof:
You can just see the commencement of the butchering of the scenery in the foreground. Elements seem to be coming together now to make a reasonably realistic scene:
Finally, here is a shot of the layout in its permanent home. It also makes a rather attractive bedside light: