Hintock was built to be operated by a sequence of trains representing a typical days workings of a GWR country branch in SW Dorset, The period is the 1930's, the time a beautiful English summer's day.
I got interested in this from article by the late Peter Denny in RM he wrote about his Buckingham Branch. And it is the principles set out by him I have attempted to follow. That is to establish first and foremost a credible setting. That I did by creating the market town of Hintock, Dorset and its role in the Vale of Hintock that lies about it.
It then followed what would be the nature of the GWR branch that served it and the passenger and goods services appropriate.
Such are the origins of my layout, Hintock.
My approach is a relaxed one.I am not overly concerned with detail but I do take care in ensuring all the element fit comfortably together to form a pleasing whole. It is that overall affect I seek to achieve.
Some may already be aware of Hintock already, others nor so but I aim to build up a thread that will tell the story.
It has been featured in the model railway press, as it was at that date, see RM 5/11, BRM 12/11 and American MRP 2011.
NOTE:these were not the original images posted they have got deleted in course of endeavouring to change the thread heading. Sorry about that but I hope all the subsequent images will make up for that loss.
I'm now happy to see the original images have been re-instated by some kind individual or by magic, Whatever, thank you.
Edited by john flann, 27 August 2017 - 22:43 .