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Saturday, 30 December 2017

Exton Quays House number 2

Mr Jenkins was not a happy chap, when the LSWR wanted to take his front garden, but after a long battle. the railway won. Mrs Jenkins supported his concerns all the way and was indeed, a very supporting wife but after a while she began to suspect this could be a good thing, thou shall not argue with a higher being, Mr Jenkins gave in and bowed to his wife's wishes. Mr and Mrs Jenkins were suitably compensated and Mr Jenkins even ended up working for the railway.

An ' Ye olde Worlde one'

That be all for now, snuff'

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Exton Quays, first building and tree

Yes, a milestone has been reached.

The first building has been installed on the layout, i did cheat slightly, the Railway Hotel came from a kit that someone had previously made. 
The story starts after a trip to ones local model shop. There it was, sitting there on the shelf looking rather sorry for itself. The more i looked at it the more i thought it would fit the bill.
Duly purchased, i then asked Martin if he could chop it down through the middle on the bandsaw.   
Now, i don't normally do this sort of thing, i prefer to build things myself but after a repaint and some added detail it looks the dogs!

And so, to the tree. this is made by myself ,rather pleased with it ,to say the least.
It is made from twisted wire all soldered up. Each branch has been made separately and then soldered to the main trunk. The whole thing was painted with Tile grout, yes, i did say tile grout, it drys with a rough texture and looks a lot like bark to me. while mixing the stuff up i added a squirt of PVA, this seems to give it a bit of flex   
 The thing was then painted a 'redy' brown and leaves added 
Job done.