BRM Cake Box Challenge - The Coal Merchant


The Coal Merchant

Builder: Finn Watkins

My name is Finn and I am 14 years old.  I love modelling and being inspired by the layouts and ideas in BRM magazine.  I liked the idea of building a scene in a small-space, but which hopefully grabs peoples attention.

I decided to make a diorama of a Great Western branch-line coaling stop.  I used an MDF board as the base.  I made the weighbridge from a kit and the same with the coal bunker.  I do enjoy building kits, but have not made anything from scratch yet as I do not feel my skills are developed enough yet.  The lorry is out of era, but I still think it sits well in the scene.