While this isn't a 6 x 4 diorama it was a diorama done for a project in another place and sort of fits in here. It's a bit bigger, roughly A4 (210mm x 297mm)
If it needs moving to another place would a moderator/admin do so please.
Pentrecourt Halt was the stopping place on the Newcastle Emlyn branch in West Wales for Pentre cwrt and the Alltycefn Woollen Mill, some 5 miles and 21 chains from the junction at Pencader and between Landyssul and Henllan.
The single line crossed from the south side of the valley over the Afon Teifi to the north side via a plate girder bridge supported on stone piers.
A farmer's occupation bridge pierced the embankment a little further on, and then a culvert for a stream before the single short wooden platform and pagoda style corrugated iron hut on the up side of the running line was reached.
The Platform was opened on the 1st of February 1912 but was referred to as a Halt in timetables until its closure in 1952. Something to do with the length of the platform.
From the Halt, the line ran downstream towards Henllan, passing under the minor road supported on the wonderful Alltycefan Bridge (pictured in the sketch) before contouring around to the right alongside the steep hillside above the river and then plunging into the 167 yard long Alltycefan tunnel.
This topic will show how the diorama was created over a period of 8 months by someone who had never got beyond the baseboard stage.
If you are just starting out I DO recommend something small like this to test and learn. I had read and thought I understood all of the construction concepts but had never tried them... ballasting? Yeah, I reckon I can do that!
This Diorama was a validation of my skills, if I was happy with the result then it was worth starting the main layout.
... and yes... this is N scale. Welcome aboard I hope you enjoy the ride.
Always happy to answer questions or take on constructive criticism, after all, that's how we learn.
Bear in mind though that while using the prototype as a base for the model I didn't have the skill or the space to slavishly model it to scale, Rule one applies, if it makes me happy then that's good enough.cheers Marty