That last posting at the end of August saw me starting a few wagons. Since then I've made 4 Dapol 16 Ton minerals, 7 Dapol 'Esso'
35 Ton GLW tanks, 2 Cambrian 'Catfish' Hoppers, 3 Cambrian 'Mermaids' and tidied-up a few others. I just never got around to posting.
Currently I'm having a rest from Wagons !! and working on my 2019 diorama scene. The initial inspiration came from my love of rural
scenery and the Ratio occupational bridge ......
Placing bits out to try and visualize a complete picture on the scrap warped piece of ply.
I had in mind one of those dirt roads that only get used by farmers, and dug out this old Hornby building.
Because I try to make a 'new' diorama each year they have to be quick, with mostly stuff laying around with the resulting negligible cost.
Foolishly I thought it needed water somewhere so at the last moment a pond was excavated !
Under the date stamp you'll see the VERY old trick of using coconut matting as growing corn. Youngsters will be surprised at how tall corn
used to stand, the new short development something from the last 50 years !
Still a few jobs to do, but well on the way, my next postings should show it finished.
This will be on show at the Bridport Clubs January Exhibition with any other entries into our 2019 diorama challenge.