Sunday 17 May 2009

Shell Island

Shell Island is the first layout that I've been truly happy with, partly because I pushed my standards up a bit and partly because the 'less is more' penny finally dropped. Though I'd always built small layouts, the proportion of track to scenery was greater and the scenery itself didn't have the amount of 'quiet' areas that I managed here. I'd also started to get slightly better results from my camera of the time (Zenith E) with a set of home made extension rings, so the layout was designed with the camera in mind.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I found the Railway Modeller article on Shell Island recently (from August 2003) and only tonight looked up your layout and found this site.

Just wanted to let you know I've featured the blog and Shell Island in particular on my blog ( Thanks so much for your inspirational modelling.

Andrew Martin