At the end of the year it’s good to have a good look at what you have done and how to go on in the new modelling year.
When I started with my Bridge Street project 7 years ago, I just wanted to try out card building. And because it was my first project I also wanted to see if it was possible for me to create a believable English scene. Just to fresh up your mind a picture of my first build card building: John Grantham’s grocery shop.
In this stage I also created a station called Northall. My second diorama was also a further try-out.
Because my allergic constitution I have limited possibilities to model. So instead of trains I decided to concentrate me on the British Railway road vehicles. In this stage to idea grow to create Northall as a town where “packages” where delivered.
In the meantime, I build several other diorama’s and tried out other kits and other materials. One of these project is one of my wife favourites: Church Street
The last picture shows also one of the problems I discovered. This road van was never used for the delivery of packages.
Also, some comments showed me that my approach was not always the way to create a correct image of the way sundries & parcels were delivered.
Because I like to create realistic believable diorama’s I asked myself the following question: what criterion do you want to use your modelling projects. I came to the following points:
History – Railway related and social
Parcel and sundries traffic
Advertising and railway posters
To be honest I lacked the knowledge of some of these points. So, I have to do some more research. This time not only on the internet but I also bought some books about the history of the use of road vehicles and parcel and sundries traffic by British Railways. It also awaked my interest in the GWR road vehicles and posters.
I have already deleted some of the categories on my blog page.
So, I will start partly over again. Northall is a market place situated on the canalized river North in the fictive county of Middleshire. From Northall there is a Branch Line to Littleworth.
The Northall story from now on will be a “cocktail” of diorama’s situated around Northall and villages mentioned in the map in different time settings.
As a start some time-based posters with dogs.
Thanks for reading my entries in 2018.
I wish you a merry Christmas and a healthy and
Looking forwards to you suggestions and comments.