14th November 2016
Quite a lot of recent progress in the King’s Cross yard. The ramp to the Cally Goods & Coal Yard is now blocked out and in red oxide primer. It is red brick anyway, but will need detail cladding in our home made brick plastic. In the short-term it will be weathered in its current form to meld it into the scene.
Mike has started soldering up the two lattice iron bridges on the ramp that span the sidings below – it is sometimes quicker, perhaps even easier, to make things the old fashioned way without relying on etchings. They certainly look purposefully structural.
The Randall’s Knob board is now firmly and stably fixed to the layout, which has allowed us to make a neat job of the joint in the road leading on to the York Road viaduct. Tom’s Paget Christian Mission building is now close to being bedded in, whilst Richard’s block is making excellent progress.
I have recently made eight gas lamps for York Way. Before the lanterns were fitted the posts and ladder cross rests could have made quite a good depiction of the closing scene from the film ‘Spartacus’.
The layout will be operating at our Autumn Open Day on Sunday 20th November, before it’s trip to the Warley show in 26/27th November at the NEC.
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