Here I laid down the brick walls for the houses
Here I am making a walkway & driveway for the houses using sand ballast. The public walkway section will be painted grey, the driveway will be left in it's original sand coloured state
Applying some PVA glue for the driveway, then I will sprinkle more sand coloured ballast
STOP PRESS AGAIN! Then I won a bid on ebay and got this much sought after car dealership! (you can see it in the background below) I was so pleased when I won that auction because these are so hard to get hold of now, and they are blooming expensive, but I got mine at a decent price :)
I again painted over the ballast to make it grey for that side-walk/pavement effect!
Residential apartments in place!
Here I am preparing the foundation for the hotel. I will be using the Kato 23-439 building and will be converting it into the 5 star establishment! The photos below show the forecourt area in the making.
More black paint for the tarmac effect, which will dry to a matt finish
I will come back to the hotel development later. Now this portion of the board (below) will be used as a Fire Station. It will include an outside fire fighting training yard and an outside parking area for the engines and staff!
Firstly I laid down some brown ballast, flattened it a bit before the glue dried, and then once completely dried, I painted it
The communal back garden of the apartments
A test run of my N Gauge Virgin Voyager Class 220 by Graham Farish
Lake 99% complete! I'm happy with the results so far!
I added a couple of small structures to be used by the people that use the lake! Boats and things coming later!
Here I am wiring in a neat looking double headed floodlight to light up the drive way that leads to the train station car park. These floodlights, like a lot of the items I have managed to obtain, are so hard to get hold of, but thanks to the wonderful people at MDR DIRECT
The little paint pot is just to hold it in place for a while before permanent fixing to board.
Here I am preparing another smaller office notice board. I again painted it in black which will dry to a matt tar mac effect. The purpose of this piece of board, is to act as an extension to my main layout to make it bigger, if and when I need to. Hence the open ended piece of track at the station! It would then convert my layout to 7ft long! But again, it is not intended as a permanent extension, just a place to perhaps introduce a sidings maybe?.. and or airport???
Here you can see I am about to introduce the other smaller notice boards that I can just slip under the overlapping rockery to make it look seamless!
I have no intention of permanently fixing this extension to the main layout. I want the option to remove it easily for storage or relocation purposes! Apart from the track extensions to cater for two stabled trains, I may utilise the rest of the extension by creating an airport terminal or I could just be lazy and leave it bare. NOT A CHANCE! Airport terminal coming soon! :)
Here, the local residents are sitting on benches, taking in the sun in the communal back garden of the apartments
I've started to add shoppers outside the supermarket
Gradually my semi custom built train station is coming along nicely. Some figures added, and a bench (click to enlarge)
My station car park in place!
My five star hotel has opened for business! Not fully complete yet, I need to add international flags. I have added a limo, executive taxis and some figures
This beautiful model represents the island my mother was from and my heritage. It is the Air Jamaica Airbus A340-300.
Thankfully, Air Jamaica has had a new lease of life and is now operating again. I am hoping to get a model with the new livery very soon!
Naturally I must also promote the land in which I was born, Britain Britain BRITAIN! (to be said in the voice of Tom Baker from Little Britain) lol. (Sorry) Yes.. our world famous International Airline - British Airways! This beautiful model is the BA Boeing 767-300. Got this one from ebay! My collection will have legacy and currently in use planes, which I will feature in a full and final YouTube video coming very soon!
Here I have printed a couple of photos of a real Airport runway and have cut them to fit my layout!
Here is the runway on my layout! I plan to remove part of the railway track and extend the Airport & Runway further!
Here I am putting some ground markings for the Airport using a special yellow fabric pen, and have added a couple of planes to size up!
And here is my Airport terminal in place! It's the Gemini Jets Airport terminal that is much sought after and hard to find! It is not strictly to scale of the rest of my N-Gauge model railway layout, but is close enough and beautiful!
Then I used a special red fabric pen to mark the aircraft parking gates
I am using some yellow paint for more markings
I have printed my own panoramic backdrop for the airport. Notice an aircraft in the sky already! :)
STOP PRESS again! An N-Gauge doctors/hospital helicopter came in the post today from Germany! For the life of me I could not find one in the UK! So here it is taking pride and place on the roof of the Hospital!
I will of course be doing little tweaks here and there to my layout, and any new updates or add ons will be posted in a new post :)