Cattle dock primered and ready for painting, with the 2 cattle wagons I purchased on eBay and received in the post this morning.
From when my Parents gave me my first train set for a Christmas present as a child, I have had an interest in model railways. I originally started in "OO" gauge, but have also built in "N" and "O" gauge. The last layout I built was my exhibition layout "Holmehurst" which was in "O" gauge, and I exhibited it around the country. Photos of it can be seen by following this link.
I inherited some "OO9" rolling stock from my late father, including a loco I built from a white metal kit for him, and ever since living on our working narrowboat Hadar I have been thinking about building a "OO9" layout.
For those who do not know, "OO9" is "OO" scale, which is 4mm to 1ft, but the track and rolling stock are narrow gauge, equivalent to 2ft gauge in real life. Modelling-wise this means that I can used standard "OO" scale buildings, people, scenery etc. of which there is a far greater range of ready built items and kits to choose from, but it has the advantage that the reduced size of the track and rolling stock means that curves can be tighter than for standard gauge, without losing a realistic look within a restricted layout size.
I had thought about building a layout in our garden alongside our mooring at the
Please feel free to leave comments, I am always interested in suggestions or questions.
Over the past two days I have been scratch building a cattle dock from scraps left over from the kits I have recently built.
As seen from the track side.
The access ramp.
The holes for the fence poles and the drain covers.
1 of the 18 fence posts made from 1.8mm square hardwood, and the 5 holes for the fence rails (0.6mm piano wire) were drilled with a 0.6mm drill in each post.
The 4 corner posts had to be drill twice at right angles.
First part of the fencing installed on the access ramp.