That looks awesome Doug, if mine ends up looking half as good as yours, I'll be over the moon! I bought a pack of 8 flickering LED tealights for £2 on eBay that I'm going to dismantle and use for exactly the same purpose!
Just make sure you include a bellows blower for the fire, as well as buckets for water, cone anvils and other various tools a smith would have.
My father, when he was younger, did a great deal of blacksmithing and I grew up watching him create truly amazing things out of molten and heated metal.
The forge is moving on, just waiting for a few more accessories that I have purchased to arrive (buckets, more tools and a barrel) to finish it, but this is it so far (Roofless):
Have also been cracking on with finishing the actual blacksmiths shop and decided to construct a little diorama board to display it on (just paint at the mo, still needs flock etc). This gave me an opportunity to try out my airbrush and hone my skills before I tackle my layout.
Here are the results of my most adventurous build so far, my engine shed. After previous builds being cardboard clad with wood, I decided to build a wood framed building. I started by designing the frame in MS paint, which I then used as the template to build the frame.
I then added some windows and a door from a cheap chinese 1/48 dolls house kit I found on Wish, and pannelled the outside with stained coffee stirrer planks.
I then made the roof, which I added more interior detail to than the combination of all of my previous roofs put together. Im pleased with how it looks,
Then I did the exterior of the roof using takeaway containers (new not used!). I painted with red oxide primer, with sand over some of the rust patches, which I then brushed off when the paint was semi-dry. I finished with a wash made of powdered salt and alcohol, which gives the slightly weathered look and also tarnishes any foil showing through (main roof done, side roof just after alcohol mix applied).
And now the finished engine shed. When applied to the layout there will be an inspection pit under the track and possibly a hoist inside.