Having been enticed by my good friend and neighbour to start a winter hobby. My friend being into 00 scale, suggested I build a model railway. After going to a few exhibitions, checking the net and visiting local hobby stores, I realised I would need a theme which would keep me interested. So it became 'The Somme'. Amiens to Pozieres.
I built three boards 2ft x 4ft and with the help of my neighbour we worked out a track plan that would take both 00 and 009 scale. To have movement on the layout at all times the 009 will run continuously through the battlefields at snails pace while the 00 remains a shunting layout. All to be DCC sound, battle noises, lights and fog/smoke.
Not sure what to do with it when I'm finished. I will want to start something new I think.
Baseboards made up
Testing connections and track
Searching for models
Testing siding length
Forming a trench
Splintered trees and some ground cover
Testing smoke machine. Three outlets per board with a 30mm fan assisting.
Trains at the hospital Amiens
Designed to view from the side as apposed to an overhead view
View of the town.
I hope this is of interest to some and welcome sound suggestions or advice.
No idea how to turn the photo's????