How to create a 1930s roadworks scene

Like railways, roads always need maintaining. DAN EVASON shows how to recreate a typical 1930s roadworks scene.

ONE THING I love about this hobby is the research involved when working on a project and learning about topics that I might not otherwise happen upon and which can also throw up an occasional surprise too.

In the past I’ve found myself searching for information as diverse as calculating the minimum spacing between UK telegraph poles or discovering when black and white cows were introduced to this country.

Above: Dan Evason's latest 'OO' gauge diorama depicts a 1930s roadworks scene, as repairs are made to a damaged section of clay water pipe under the road.

After attending a local steam rally and seeing a roadworks living history display, complete with steam roller and all manner of tools, barriers and signage, I thought it would be great to create a roadworks scene, using one of Oxford Diecast’s 1:76 scale steam rollers and some Modelu 4mm scale 3D-printed figures.

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