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 Posted: Wed Jul 22nd, 2015 08:00 pm
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I did mention retaining walls, so here a a few examples I've used on the layout. There is only one actual cutting on the layout - the run down to the fiddle yard, but I've tried a few different forms of retaining wall.

Firt, using the stone arches (Wills SS69) - as this wall is effectively holding up Hooton Station I thought it should be a substantial looking structure...

... matches reasonably well with the Peco tunnel mouth, weathering, which makes all the difference, as per the goods shed using standard black emulsion. I tried a view from inside the tunnel...

... which somehow makes the wall look as though it isn't quite vertical... it is, honest.

On the other side of the cutting, a brick wall with buttresses (Wills SSMP212)....

... there will eventually be something better than green undercoat on plaster with random bits of lichen... I've added some offcuts from w-i-t as drains, which you sometimes get in brick walls.

Further up the line, stone walls with piers (Wills SSMP200).....

... ditto on the scenery. The low wall in the foreground is on top of the stone arches. The brick wall to the right is the top of a lower wall...

The other retaining wall is on the north side of Woodside Station (as the original) - stone with a brick wall from road level, and a road bridge over...

... this is not an attempt to model the real thing exactly, but is a reasonable representation, under the roof the wall changes to arches (as the original).....

... Just a few more ideas for these Wills panels.


Do I have a plan? Na, if I did I'd spend most of my time trying to remember where I put it.
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