Time for me to start describing my current modelling project. I am presently working on a 4ft by 2ft 009 layout Fablewood (Coed Y Chwedlau for the Welsh readers); a small rural station on a fictitious narrow gauge railway of the same name, set out in typical North Wales woodland. The history is basic; the line opens in the 1860's, has it's prosperity and decline, closes during World War 2, and reopens under a preservation group as a tourist attraction in the 1950's. The scene is set during the present day, with some changes made to the station and a few more items added to it, such as a car park and disabled access ramp. The small station has a passing loop for trains to pass, a small spur (possibly to form the basis of a future extension, depending on how this first 009 effort goes) and a small goods yard. Hills, cuttings, trees and bushes make up the scenery, while there are cottages provided for the station master and the manager of the goods yard. Motive power is currently made up of a trio of Chris Ward 3D-printed steam locomotive bodies running on varying Kato chassis, and a Chivers Finelines 'Criccieth Castle' on a Graham Farish chassis. The rolling stock is a mix of kit-built and ready to run; Peco, Parkside Dundas, Colin Ashby and 009 Society exclusives. The track and pointwork is all standard Peco, with a mixture of set and flexible pieces. The project began in January 2015, and continues apace. There is still a lot of scenic work to be done, but it certainly is coming along nicely. Some of you may have already seen my record of progress over on the Model Rail Layout Forums (updated as regularly as possible), but in case anyone here wants the gist, here is a basic pictorial summary of the story so far... [/url] [/url] [/url] [/url] [/url] [/url] [/url] If anyone wants to follow the story from the beginning, you can find it at http://mrlforum.co.uk/forums/index.php?/topic/3026-fablewood-coed-y-chwedlau/ Questions and comments are welcomed. For now, thanks for viewing!