Midhey

Midhey is now well under way with all the trackwork completed and much of the scenery in place. There is still the Loco shed area at the far end to be developed along with more scenic work to complete the front of the model.
There are also uncoupling units to be fitted in strategic places in the sidings so that shunting of goods trains can be done.

midhey1.jpg

Looking down the whole front of the layout from the station end.
The station buildings were made from scratch using a photograph from the web of the now demolished Helmshore station.
Many thanks to club member Howard Moutray for constructing these.

From the end of the outer platform looking towards the signal box.
A great many more trees are needed on the banking to the right of the railway and it is planned to develop this area into a farm scene.

midhey3.jpg
midhey2.jpg

Part of the station with the goods depot in the background.
People are now beginning to populate the station. Note the group of children awaiting a train and if you click on the picture to enlarge it you will also see a man with a ladder ready to clean the lamp.
It is minor details like this that so improve models.
The clouds on the backscene were created using an airbrush with just whte and grey acrillic paints.

midhey4.jpg

A view from further back showing more of the station and goods yard

midhey5.jpg

Still further back from the station and goods yard with the signal box and sidings in view.

midhey6.jpg

The bay platform at the station where a "Jinty" has arrived to collect the single coach train.

midhey7.jpg

The bay platform at the station where a "Jinty" has arrived to collect the single coach train.

A close up from the front right corner of the layout looking over the platforms with the goods shed on the right of the picture.
Again there has been plenty of detail added here with items like the post box, the telephone kiosk and people standing or sitting.

midhey9.jpg
midhey11.jpg

The young forest and ponds at the right hand end of the layout.
A "Scout camp" is planned for here complete with burning camp fire.

Another view of the Loco Shed area this time looking from behind the layout. This clearly shows the turn table which is now working and the coaling tower along with the ash plant behind it.

midhey13.jpg

Here is a video of the layout in action with a Heljan Deltic running round.