Last updated May 2015 I think a model railway needs to be more than just track and trains - especially if it’s an exhibition layout, and even more if it is intended as a ‘scale’ representation of the real thing, run at a reasonably prototypical timetable (ie there aren’t always trains on the move!). To keep spectators interested a model needs to have something of interest to look at while nothing is moving. This is an aspect of the hobby I enjoy - creating miniature scenes on the layout.
The photo gallery shows a few of these scenes from Brighton Road. Whilst I’ve been working on Plumpton I’ve been aware that my very basic white-painted back-boards don’t do the appearance of the layout any particular favours. The layout is only 2ft wide, and needs some sort of backscene to give an impression of a bit more depth. I’m definitely not an artist, but with quite a lot of assistance from my rather more artistic wife, I have been able to create, I hope, something which is an improvement on nothing at all. Others may judge............ Here is a brief description of what I have done.