"Somewhere in England" N Scale World War 2 Railroad

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Re: "Somewhere in England" N Scale World War 2 Railroad

Post by armyairforce » Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:37 am

The water tower and signal box were next to be fitted.

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Re: "Somewhere in England" N Scale World War 2 Railroad

Post by armyairforce » Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:23 am

The platform edges were masked off and the edging stones painted. Once dry, the whole platform was given a speckle with the airbrush on low pressure, to break up the even finish of the grey. They were then glued in place and weighted down to set overnight.

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The clay works had some people added around the building and some home guard troops are in in training around the pill box.

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Post by armyairforce » Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:29 am

Slightly further up the hill from the pillbox, a platoon of troops are on the march. I thinned the bases of the figures down as much as possible, but still wanted to leave a reasonable gluing area, knowing the whole layout had to be shipped to another country and carried up to an attic. I didn't want details falling off.

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Even further up the hill, there was a small convoy of vehicles; possibly recently offloaded at the quayside. All these vehicles were white metal and had a bit of weight to them. They had a small copper wire pin epoxied into the chassis and a hole drilled in the road to help keep them in place.

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Re: "Somewhere in England" N Scale World War 2 Railroad

Post by armyairforce » Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:33 am

Up at the station, an old coal wagon was added as a coal bunker and a few people added, working around the bunker and water tower.

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Over at the platforms, the station scene was coming to life with the station masters house in the foreground, platform canopies added and a scattering of people.

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Post by armyairforce » Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:39 am

Here's a couple of general views of the station with a few coaches at the platform. The two canopies and foot bridge can be seen from this angle.

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At this point, there were still a few gaps under the edge of the platforms. I'd left the ground cover away from where the platforms were to be glued down, so they had a completely flat surface to bond to. These gaps would be filled and painted at a later date.

A small cattle pen was added to the loading platform with some sheep in and a horse and cart added close by. Three artillary pieces are on the end of the goods platform. I don't know if they've just been delivered, or are waiting to be shipped out by train.

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Post by armyairforce » Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:48 am

More troops are training around the upper pillbox which guards the approach road to the station.

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Here's a close up of the goods platform. There's also a dividing fence between the passenger platform and the other side of the good platform. The close up also shows the gaps under the platforms that need further ground works to complete the platform installation.

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Post by armyairforce » Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:50 am

Here's a couple more general views of the station before the ground works were finished.

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Re: "Somewhere in England" N Scale World War 2 Railroad

Post by Fushigi Ojisan » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:35 am

Semi-related, would those be Home Guard forces? Just started watching "Dad's Army" and your layout reminds me of it.

Bit of a shame this could not be added for metahumor

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jones%2 ... %27s_Army)

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Re: "Somewhere in England" N Scale World War 2 Railroad

Post by armyairforce » Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:13 am

I'm sure that in 1943, there would be both Home Guard and regular forces training throughout the countryside. We originally had the steam roller scene from the Dad's Army film planned for part of the layout, but when the project was cut short, that section wasn't built.
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