THE FINER DETAILS
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.