My small 1/19 scale layout has progressed during the last 6-7 months with a finished loading ramp, track building finalized, relief building erected and full photo background fitted. I have always been a slow modeller and when work, family and 1:1 scale heritage railway activity have taken their share of my time there is only a little left for Nystrup Gravel. Considering that, I think I have made considerable visible advance lately compared to previous years. I begin to be able to imagine how the finished layout will look!
|The little layout's current status at the beginning of 2023. Plenty of things to do in the way of particularly grass and ground cover.|
Below is a series of images of the layout's development from the beginning in spring 2020. Not taken at regular intervals, but enough to show progress since 2020.
|May 2020. Shelves have been cleared from books and being prepared to accept a layout on top.|
|February 2021. Basic layout with fascia boards in place. Hand built track in progress.|
|November 2021. Most of the track finished, basic groundcover in place, loading ramp under construction and fascia boards painted.|
|July 2022. Loading ramp finished and first stage background photo print fitted. Cardboard mock up of wooden building can be seen in the corner.|
Once the weather improves and Spring arrives I hope to enjoy some outdoor modelling on the layout. Sprinkling fine gravel and small stones is great for open air modelling as the weather gets warmer.