Since the last update a lot has been happening with Northwick. We will be attending The Festival of British Railway Modelling at Doncaster on 7th & 8th February 2015 and in preparation of this we have embarked on a 'refresh' program.
We have decided to replace all of the yard and platform lamps with working ones, and update other parts of the layout to bring it more to life. See the pictures below for an idea on what's going on
This is a picture of the Loco shed from 2011 which shows the old yard lamps
The new yard lamp at the turntable end of the loco shed
The new yard lamp at the coal yard, the lamps (and most of the other additions look a bit bright at the moment but they will be dulled down and weathered before we 'go on the road'
More people are being added.
Sgt Dixon watches 'George' clean some windows while waiting for a call on the Police phonebox
'Arfur' wipes his hands in preparation of a hard shift.
Train crews enjoy a breather and a chat at the grounded coach inbetween duties
Wildlife is being added
A Crow sits in a tree
Pheasants run through one of the fields
The trees are being given a refresh too
This shows the newly refreshed trees in the background while a non-refreshed tree is visible in the foreground.