The Bachmann 9F arrived yesterday - Yipee!!! It's such a detailed model that I was quite frankly nervous whilst handling it. The detailed pipework is amazing and I'd have expected to have paid much more for something as finely produced. I couldn't wait to get it into the Shadow Box for a few pictures though.
So nearly there - a comparison shot with David Shepherd's magnificent painting - I need to get another LED spotlight on the front yet.
This shot shows how the mirror doubles the size of the layout and makes 12 locomotives out of only 6!
Roundhouses and Sheds were much run down toward the end of steam and I wanted to capture that with a few details like the broken pallets. The ash is actually from my living room fire - you just can't beat using the real stuff.
I gave up on the car headlight bulbs in the end and used proper 12 volt downlight bulbs for the transformers. They are just as bright as the car bulbs anyway.