Unrealistically large number of locomotives in Wychminster station, as seen by a passing pigeon. The line is obviously not worked on the one engine-in-steam principle.
A bit more scenery completed with a stone wall joining the bridge to the engine shed area. The wall is made of bought-in plaster castings, glued together with PVA adhesive and spray painted in grey car primer and then washed with four or five coats of black, light brown, dark brown, yellow and green. A bit of scatter to finish it off. It’s supposed to be Cotswold stone in colour but I think it has more affinity with Yorkshire. Can’t win them all.
2743 shunting the APOC tank wagon in the goods yard.
4365 seen from the goods yard at the head of a Cheltenham local with 2743 on shed. As I have a fairly low backdrop, the sky has, as usual, been roughly filled in with Photoshop.
3714, ‘City of Gloucester’ on the shed road, 2743 on the shed loop and 1334 running back from the turntable.
2743 on the shed road and 4815 on the shed loop. Still a bit of work to be done on the water crane and the coal stage.
2743 on the shed road. The water tank has moved yet again and is now beyond the signal box. This area of the layout has progressed a lot over the last few weeks but it is still the little things that need attention – the water crane needs distressing and a hose, the ground around the buildings needs finishing, particularly to hide the watermark from when the ballast was glued down and I’m not happy with the painting of the coaling stage. Onwards.