It's been a few months since I posted an update on my model of Clare.
The bulk of the work has been in the area around the cattle dock and down towards the goods yard.
The castle mount got formed and I have made a start on the various bits of historic wall (interestingly there seems to be more present now than in my 1950's photographs). The goods shed now has windows and coping stones which makes a difference.
I'm not sure what the purpose of the whitewashed panel was, it doesn't seem to be to aid signal sighting, one suggestion I have been given is 'the black-out'.
The aerial photographs shows 11 wagons in the siding beyond the goods shed, I can get 10 in which doesn't seem like a bad compression to me.
I've started with the basic landform for the river bank, still lots to do. The bridge has to be curved and compressed to fit it in so it won't be an exact model of the original but in the same style. I was surprised just how slim the centre pier is, one of my pictures allows you to count the bricks across the top and it was only 5 stretchers wide, so about 4'.
Finally a Christmas quiz for you (and no, I don't know the answer..) What do you think this was? This was in the space just next to the cattle dock, seems to be a tank of some kind?
Wishing every one a safe Christmas