This update shows the the progress so far on the Pottington Quay micro-layout. The quay front has advanced and is starting to look (a little) like a quay front. The photographs show the developing scene, although there is a lot of modelling to do, to blend the various parts together. The two sections of the old stone quay wall have been built, although only one has been painted. The section on the right hand side of the iron wall section is only part way through being painted. The pile driven quay front is the Noch kit that has been part built, but the top has yet to be painted and is only resting on the wall in this photograph. One of the next jobs is to get this top section painted and then glued down. The area behind the quay wall needs to have a lot of DAS clay placed onto the baseboard, to continue the cobbled area of the quay front, although this has yet to be started. In front of the quay wall are the mudflats that have so far had some plaster bandage added. These now need to be painted and some inter-tidal mud and water added.
The goods shed has been pretty much finished but has yet to be glued in place, as a web cam is going to be installed into the body shell with a floor. This structure also needs a lot of ivy and moss to be added to complete the derelict late 1970s/early 1980s look. On the top of the quay front is an old warehouse, which can be seen placed on top of the quay in red brick. The model is a Bachmann barn and this is going to have some bits added to it and be re-painted as a warehouse.
Lurking in the background is the first section of the platform to have been constructed and this structure has made some significant progress over this weekend and is now nearing completion on the build. Placing all these components on the layout has started to give an idea of how the overall scene will look. There is a lot of modelling to go, but once the buildings have been glued down the rails can be painted and ballasted, and then this will start to look much more like a layout. As ever, there is not enough time in the week to get as much done as I hope to, but it is an enjoyable project and although progress has been slow, it is inching forwards. Hopefully the next update will not be too far away, although the next few weeks require away working in Greece for a couple of weeks (its a tough life!), so this might stop the momentum for a while.
The quay wall with a (white) mudflat in front
The completed goods shed before addition of greenery to finish that abandoned look.
Pile driven quay front and station in the background.
Up close of the completed section of quay wall.
Section of the quay wall showing some larger gaps where the dressed stones are starting to weather.
Overall shots of the layout so far.