THE FINER DE­TAILS

Model Rail (UK) - - WORKBENCH -

The dif­fer­ence be­tween an or­di­nary model rail­way lay­out and one that stands out is some­times just down to the level of de­tail. It’s a very fine line: too lit­tle de­tail will make your lay­out seem life­less, but add too much and you’ll over-do it. A few sim­ple im­prove­ments to a lay­out and the ad­di­tion of cameo scenes can pro­vide more vis­ual in­ter­est for on­look­ers, and more sat­is­fac­tion for the builder. On this lay­out, I added signs, bal­last bins, some ‘junk’, spare rails, weeds, CCTV cam­eras and var­i­ous para­pher­na­lia. Rail­way signs and no­tices give a lay­out con­text and set­ting. They help to iden­tify the pe­riod in which a lay­out is set, and also its lo­ca­tion.

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