This 009 gauge diorama, 70cm x 60cm, is built on a 6mm pine wood base. Originally it was just an N gauge test track but to make it more interesting and to develop my scenic modelling skills I added scenery.
The Loco featured is a Backwoods Miniatures kit of “Exe” a Manning Wardle 2-6-2T that ran on the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway.
The coaches are from Parkside Dundas of Festiniog & Blaenau, & Welsh Highland Railway and there are some open toaster rack coaches from the OO9 Society.
Scenery is poly styrene covered with poly filler and the rock faces are made with Woodland Scenic’s hydrocal and several of their rock moulds. The rocks were then coloured with their water based pigments.
The grass and ground cover is a combination of Woodland Scenics & Green Scenes and Realistic Models