As the nights are getting shorter, I'm adding lights to Didsbury Green. Well, it's that time of year.
First of all, we have LED strips to provide general illumination. I've always been sceptical of these in the past as there have been a few really terrible attempts on layouts I've seen. Working on a micro project, it's been possible to get enough light out of the things and I'm pleased with the results.
While I was at it, I've added some working lights in the buildings and around the model. Just enough to provide a nice nighttime scene.
We're offering one of the Hornby 0-4-0 locos are a subscription offer. They are really toys, although modern ones aren't as terrible a runner as they were in the past, but if you aspire to move beyond playing trains, they also make excellent first detailing and weathering projects. I've breathed on the least appealing model in the set and it's come up quite well. Nothing too difficult, just new handrails, smokebox dart and some dirt. The sort of jobs we routinely carried out back in the old days!