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Windward is the fictitious location for my Scottish "OO" gauge layout.
It’s a mixture of Industrial, residential and rural scenery, as I wanted to make the layout look "busy". The continuous double track layout incorporates a locomotive depot fuelling point, shops, houses and a station.

The layout is an 8ft by 4ft 6” the baseboard made from plywood and also stands on four legs. The tracks are Hornby, code 100, OO scale and some of the points are electrified with Gaugemaster points. The signals are all home made and use LED’s (3mm). The control is by DCC.

All the locomotives on the layout are weathered or super detailed by myself to make them look as realistic as possible. This is done round the exhaust outlets with Humbrol matt 33 paint (Matt Black) and an undercoat of Railmatch "Roof Dirt" I am particularly proud of my Class 221 CrossCountry Voyager because the radiator grills on the top came out very well with a new technique or painting and then smudging to get a really good effect of rusting/dirty grills.

The ballasting is N gauge and done with a 50/50 mix on PVA glue and water but the ballast has been done all around the layout, apart from in the platform area, some areas have been deep ballasted also. The grass is a very fine rubber green. Or a paint mix with sawdust mixed in, the vehicles are a mix of Corgi and some smaller brands.



About Me

I'm a student in Scotland studying Electrical Engineering.
My other hobbies include Cycling, Walking, Golf and Tennis.

Online, my time goes into maintaining my websites, F1p, MRL and a few others i run and develop,
I am also interested in the online gaming industry.

My interest in Model Railways started many years ago when i got my first train set for a birthday, from then on i haven't stop modelling!



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"Windward" on 06/Feb/2011
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