Nicks workshop mutterings

Various railway orientated modelling projects in my new workshop/railway room.

Cowleaze Farm progress 2

I have turned my attention to the front of the farm. There is a gravel area and a front fence with two gates leading onto the drive to the garage.


The fencing is made from hoops of .41mm brass wire set into a strip of cardboard and then the horizontal wires are soldered on. The whole lot is then set into a slot in the ground plaster. This is an idea given to me by a fellow modeller Stuart Holt.

The gravel is represented by sprinkling chinchilla dust into wet masonry paint and when dry the worn paths were made by rubbing with a fibre glass pencil..

The gates are built up from evergreen plastic strip.


The next step is to finish the stone walls around the orchard and install all the various gates.

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4 thoughts on “Cowleaze Farm progress 2

  1. Colin Greig on said:

    Looking good Any hint of an ETA at Pendon ? I found yesterday in a box a Woodlands Scenics bag of apples, too red by far but good sizewise Should I post one on to you ? Saw you at Weymouth last Sunday, you were very busy so didn’t intrude. Pity about all that N gauge stuff, but most shows have little else. These are not modellers, more box openers


    Colin Greig


    • Thanks for the comment. Hope to get tray back in January, weather permitting. I wouldn’t mind a bag of apples to see if I can use them. Sorry I missed you at Weymouth. You should have said hello even if I looked busy. Always like an excuse to stop running and chat!!


  2. Looking good Nick.

  3. Reblogged this on sed30's Blog and commented:
    More Pendon adventures

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