This shot is the photo I’d wanted to take last weekend. It shows the basic elements of the station building in place on the layout. I feel that this stage in a model’s development is very important. Once the basic shape is defined like this I spend a lot of time simply sitting and looking at the model on the layout. I do this to check that I’m happy with the way it looks in comparison to prototype photos and the impact it produces as a model in a modelled landscape. I want my buildings to look realisitic. I’m not interested in might have beens or caricatures of buildings. This is probably why I don’t model narrow guage, which often seems to produce wonderful modelling but also a lot of “might have beens”.