ABOVE: Creating your own rock castings is a cost-effective way of making an impressive cutting. Here Bachmann’s model of LMS pioneer diesel 10000 rounds the curve on Topley Dale past the newly installed rock cutting.
THE RECENT RENOVATION of our office test track Topley Dale called for dramatic scenery to match its Peak District setting. A prime feature of this area were the deep rock cuttings which were made to allow the railway to take a suitable route through the hilly terrain.
We had already used this theme for the original section of the layout, but we have refined our methods over time to create a more realistic setting on the new section.