|View single post by 2foot6|
|Posted: Fri Sep 13th, 2019 11:19 am||
|Over the sixty years of modelling that I have been doing,
I have to say there is no particular layout I wanted or that really inspired me.
The layout that I have now (Martin's Creek) is the layout I want,
as it has taken about twenty five years for it to become what it is today,
with a number of changes and improvements over the years.
I have had inspirations from seeing many layouts at exhibitions,
on forums such as FreeRails and in magazines.
It's a life long project (mental wise)
storing those scenes in your mind that take your fancy,
and recreating them on to your layout with your own flavour to make them work.
I have tried to recreate real life scenes that I have seen on logging tramway sites,
to create the realism that I require to fulfill the scene, but not always working out right.
That is something you go back to later on to rebuild or start again.
These days along with learning new skills and better materials to build with,
one can get great results as seen on many pictures on FreeRails.
Everyone has their own standard of what they want, some get to their standard easily,
some have to work hard on it, but it is all part of the learning process,
and eventually you reach the point where you are happy with what you have.
I think the important thing is to plan a goal (roughly) of what you want,
work towards that goal and enjoy the time you spend doing it.
Sure you will have failures but the pleasure comes when you fix the failure,
and I have had many.
Inspiration comes to people in many ways and for me,
it's when I'm in the mood and the music is up loud.
I have a long way to go to improve my skills as I'm not an expert modeller,
but these days I'm not in a hurry either.
But I admire many modellers, their achievements and their skills,
we never stop learning.
I aspire to inspire before I expire.