Sunday, May 05, 2013
The layout, East Boldre ( for Hatchet Pond) was based in the New Forest, near Beaulieu actually. As with all my layouts, East Boldre is a figment of the imagination although one resident of said village queried this as the location and, more especially- trees, convinced her to check her local history.
Why am I telling you this?
Well, I had started to build East Boldre 2 in 4mm but decided to replicate the layout in 3mm. The basic boards have been sold and the money will be used to buy the wood for, what will be, my third 3mm layout.
You may have noticed that some Southern items have been creeping in to what has been a blog about modelling ex-GWR territory. This will enable me to indulge my childhood passion because I have had association and have had close attachment to the main Bournemouth- Waterloo main line for most of my life.
The pictures show my 4mm efforts and to this end a layout with about 7ft viewing area will be created. I will use 3mm Society 12mm gauge track with Hugh Martins superb handbuilt pointwork. This time the track will be laid on cork and have SEEP pointmotors operating them It will not be instant but the wood will be aquired soon- so if it's BR9Souther) that interests you-WATCH THIS SPACE!