Sunday 17 May 2015

Scenery for H0 scale Model Railway

This issue of aesthetics over verimisilitude will not go away.

Referring to the last episode of this blog (10th May 2015) it can be seen that I was about to cover the road surface that lies in front of the station facade with a sheet of H0 scale cobblestone pattern.

But, would that look any better than the browish paint that's there at the moment?

I'm not sure.

 The current situation.

Should I cover the road with this sheet?
I think if I were to use the sheet of cobblestones it would be a betrayal of the aesthetic principles that I espoused at the beginning of this model railway project.

My resolve is stiffened by considering once again this painting by the French artist of the early 20th Century, Charles Camoin. It hangs in Glasgow's Kelvingrove Art Galleries and is of Place de Clichy in Paris.

It has the same combination of brownish road and blackish pavements as I've used on the layout.

And, I love this painting.......  So,,,,,,,,,,,

Currently listening to:

A Blast from the Past.

Released in 1959

Russ Conway
One of the first records I ever purchased (well by my parents, but at my behest). "Side Saddle" by Russ Conway.

Here's a youTube link to Russ playing it on BBC TV's Billy Cotton Band Show (in black and white).

A Hardy Perennial

Jerry Lee Lewis released on Elektra in 1979

The week's addiction

The May edition of Auntie Flo's podcast for Huntleys and Palmers on Rinse FM. 

Auntie Flo

Currently reading:

Almost the same mixture as the last couple of weeks - I'm a very slow reader.

I love this quotation from Brother Lawrence:

"I do not advise you to use multiplicity of words in prayer. Many words and long discourses are often the occasions of wandering (of one's thoughts).

(So) hold yourself in prayer before God, like a dumb or paralytic beggar at a rich man's gate."

A dead end - I won't pursue this.


I bought a hard travelling case in which to transport my snare drum to France this year.


  1. I would say leave well alone, the cobbled street won't look as good (too uniform), only my opinion though but your favourite painting is the look I think you want..

  2. That's exactly the kind of feedback I want. Thanks.