BRM Cake Box Challenge - The Coal Drop


The Coal Drop

Builder: Mark Purle

I saw this challenge as the opportunity, or rather kick start, I needed to get back into railway modelling. Hopefully try out a few techniques, use some new products and materials and pick up tips and share my efforts with forum members.

My theme, a fictitious coal yard featuring a coal drop set in the 1930’s. I started on the construction using a base from Scale Model Scenery. The coal drop and cells are made from wood, card with brick paper and spares from a Ratio tunnel mouth kit, track rail is held in place over the drops using a kit bashed Peco inspection pit.

The tree is constructed with wire, fix & grout, sea foam and scatters. Other features include stables with horse, coal office (both Metcalf kits) coal dray and an outside privy.

The coal office has interior detail and lighting and the buffer stop is illuminated, powered by a 9v battery held in place under the base board.

Figures are from ModelU and Langley and one of them is a miniature me.

I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and seeing all the other fantastic entries, many of which are truly awe inspiring. I hope my contribution and thread has kept everyone entertained. Being relatively new to the forum I hope I achieved a good balance of humour, pics and progress.

Follow the build on RMweb.