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entry 29 Dec 2017, 14:24
It has been a while since the last post, but the North Derbyshire Railway lives!

In the past 5 years I have demolished one actual, real, full size house, built another on the same site and laid down a formal Japanese landscape, so it's not as if I've been sitting around, but rather just not a lot of time or space for modelling or railways.

I have now got the baseboards back out and it has given me a chance to refocus and correct things that were simply not right on the first try. Particularly ensuring my gradients were not the equivalent of driving up a cliff face rolleyes.gif So this has meant ripping up all the track and revising my grand plans into something a little more realistic. A bit of a shame as I had gone a reasonable way down the track (pardon the pun) to building the landforms and laying all the rail. But I am sure this will be much better. And, I'm not building another house in the next 20yrs so I figure I have a good opportunity to get it all settled and tinker onwards...

Still some hills, rivers, valleys and tunnels and the same basic 40s/50s coalfields location, but with a renewed vigour to get a working layout in place. The track bases are now in place and I am working on my first landscaping points. It's amazing how simply putting down the wire frames gives an entirely new sense of the lay of the land. Once I've done some I will move onto putting down the track beds.

I don't know what's happened to the old image galleries in the intervening years, but Flickr will do the trick. If anyone is interested in any of the old pics let me know and I can repost.




 
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