|An Ex LNWR Super D 0-8-0 passes under the Blakesley Station Bridge.
This weekend, I spent an hour drawing up sketches of the bridge with a view to making a model. I mocked up the bridge in foam-core board. It was successful and so I used the mock-up as a skeleton for the model. The foamcore-board is covered in Slaters English Bond Brick and Dressed Stone embossed plasticard. Painting was with water based emulsions. Making a decent ironstone effect that actually looks like the oolitic limestone of the region was not easy.
|The foamcore basis of the model can be clearly seen here, withe the original ironstone and blue engineering bricks replicated.
|The Bridge is looking well bedded in now. The construction of this end of the layout is nearing completion. The 15 inch gauge line is now complete.