Snow is falling, which is reason enough to assume air-dried modelling clay will not cure properly in a freezing cold garage as ballast, so I have put the viaduct passenger station frame in situ, and come indoors for a cup of tea and an early brandy paanee. The station, of which one will see little of the building, is to be my homage to Mr William Baker's 1865 London Broad Street, the memory of whose derelict, un-loved, Renaissance atmosphere still haunts me. Quite whether it will be worthy, only time will tell.
The frame was a case of 'one step forward, three back', as I glued and hammered, then re-glued what had fallen off, then removed and reattached mistakes and intrusions as the structure grew more complex. However, when I can buy some more track, I hope to get started on the scenery on this level. Already, I am wondering about removing the plywood side on the right (under the station) to use as a stiff back for the row of eight Wills brick arches that need to be attached. However, it looks adequate so far, so I hope this will be of interest.
The passenger station site. A carriage siding will be on the left, and a milk siding on the right, up against the retaining wall (all yet to be built):
A view of the full length:
This end, nearest the camera, will be hidden behind a warehouse and silos, to mask the trains departing from the station, where the 'Hand of God' will be used to un-couple and reverse them.