There are quite a few photos of the station
which are published in the available books,
(all sold by the
Barnstaple Railway) and input is always very useful from the
Yahoo Lynton and Barnstaple modelling group.
The first job has been to put together all
available photos. This have been scanned from publications and some
kindly sent to us by friends of the L&B.
Bratton Fleming as it is now
Chris Leigh's article in
the 1981 MRC on Bratton Fleming
Snow is one
of the harder things to model convincingly. This diorama is
intended to show day and night time when there has been a few inches of
snowfall the night before. As usual, reference to
photographs is most important. Issues like how snow will
fall from un-insulated roofs and how snow looks like after
being swept or shovelled and walked on.
reference from British snow (rarely heavy) can be found on
the website of railway photographer
Roger Dimmick. I find it essential to ensure that
the 'snow' stays where it is intended as some of the
materials used, (fine ground plastic or microscopic glass
bubbles) can find itself in
every mechanism you own and wear it away.