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I thought you might like to see the last bit of work on the centrepiece of Belle Isle, before we crated the layout to go to Warley.
Making blocks of buildings is a useful way of checking shape / space requirements. There is no question that Goods & Mineral Jcn. box will need a fully detailed interior, because you will be able to see see right into it from the front. We should also have all the lattice girder work in time for Warley, assuming Mike's eyesight holds up.
Finally, whilst ruffling through Matthew's Brown Box I found the last of Ced Verdon's resin cast buses. These are exquisite works of art and, even if it is completely the wrong type of bus, looks excellent on York Way. Just needs a few bill boards along the parapets to complete the scene.
The layout running settled in very nicely at the Club's Open Day on 20th November. Gary has devised a very elegant shuttle mechanism for the underground and Richard's buildings made major progress as he demonstrated today.
The main buildings and roads have been given a more convincing colour wash at the south end (which belies the large amount of work still required) and Mike's eye aching lattice bridges are beginning to look the business on the ramp line. The goods warehouse will be lowered to single story for three bays near York Road after the next show - it would be more in keeping with the potato warehouses at this site and make the building 'stack up' better
The new J39 has bedded in well and the repaired B17 purred along all day. The A3, Papyrus, despite a frustrating amount of tweaking, still has a wooden leg and so the chassis will probably be replaced by a 12 hr fine scale replacement - perhaps even in time for Warley.
We have maintained professionalism in the Club on York Way as can be seen by one of the photos: probably a senior member of the legal profession in the Jaguar.
Quite a lot of recent progress in the King’s Cross yard. The ramp to the Cally Goods & Coal Yard is now blocked out and in red oxide primer. It is red brick anyway, but will need detail cladding in our home made brick plastic. In the short-term it will be weathered in its current form to meld it into the scene.