now for some more details:
The layout measures 70 x 40 cm (27 1/2 '' per 15 3/4 ''). The track is layed (by Gerd) in oval shape (see head shot) with one switch in front of the scene, leading to the turntable (handled with a wire) to serve workshop (with green sliding gate handled with a second wire from behind the scene) and store.
Most of the scenery (fence, store, loco shed, window shutters, windows, doors, siding of the gable) is made of balsawood, weathered with wire brush, water and acrylic colours or wood stain. Nice material, was easy and fun to work with.
The frame house is made from firework sticks, glued down to cardboard, brushed heavily and coloured with wood stain. The space between the wood stripes is filled with watered cast, which effected shrinkage cracks while drying.
All products, palettes, boxes, birdhouses are made from unweathered
balsawood, also the bodies of the cars, which are brushed and wheathered with furniture polish (smelling nice
Rolling stock is scratchbuild by Gerd and Sidelines material. The four axle-car is made on a cheap Mehano ore car, rolling very reasonably. I also tried to work with skeleton cars loaded with logs by Mehano, very cheap, rolling nice and looking reasonable after weathering.
The threewheeler ("Goli") is a typical german car of the post war years until the sixties. The Model is made by "Pola" and was given by my modelling mate Herbert Kessel in Aachen, who also made the tree in the background.
The good people come from SLM (drivers), Preiser and Just Plain Folk.