Portal is probably a bit of a poncy word to use in this case given the way the tunnels were left as bare holes in the rock.
If you have seen any of our layouts at exhibitions before then you will know that Himself is a believer in robust construction. He eschews modern trends for lightweight structures and instead our baseboards are made from 2 x 1, with the scenery built up with chicken wire, mod-roc and lashings of plaster on top.
So it probably won't surprise you to learn that the rockfaces on Bron Hebog are made out of - you guessed it - rock. And authentic Cambrian rock too!
At the bottom right of the picture you can see that he has also modelled the new outflow from the drainage channel which runs from Beddgelert station, through the cutting and out at the bottom end of the tunnel.
And a rather nice job he's made of it too, I hope you'll agree?
Friday, 14 October 2011
There has been some more work done on the layout, on the southern portal of Goat Tunnel to be precise.