Ian has asked me to show the progression of my model railway, as it’s 18 feet long it’s an extremely long term project. It’s only been in existence for a month or so but most of the models are from my last layout about 10 years or so ago.
With Ian talking about Spinney Street, I thought it was a good time to mention how i’ve tackled a similar situation. The “tarmac” i’ve trialed here is the surface of a Wickes kitchen worktop (available at £25 for a 3m length!) which I had left over and seems to work rather adequately.
I’m a fan of the free texture databases that can be found on the internet – the pavement is a texture rescaled and tiled in a desktop publishing program. The texture is available here. It’s raised an ice lolly stick width off the road surface to denote a pavement height. I would suspect it’s almost in scale as it does look reasonable. The road lines are done in a similar fashion to the paving stones in a DTP package and simply printed out and stuck down.
Just the roof of the station building to cover in a so far undecided texture and maybe respray the “MerseyBus” liveried bus into Magic Bus livery.
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