Just popped down to Peterborough to repatriate my small loco depot layout/diorama that was built for display at Model Rail Live. This work in progress is to be finished off (well, as much as possible!) before putting in another public appearance at the Warley show in November. I'll post more images of the layout as and when I make progress but, for now, here are some pics of the main scenic feature: the MPD.

Assembled from a downloaded Scalescenes kit, it took a good while to complete but the hard work was worth the effort. I especially liked the roller shutter doors and optional graffiti...

I couldn't print out the supplied glazing panels on clear film as my printer wouldn't cooperate. Instead, I cut pieces of clear Plastikard and added thin strips of white insulation tape.

Yes, there are even roller shutter doors on the inside!

The MPD looked good when finished, as each sheet incorporates a degree of weathering. However, I added a bit more, especially in terms of exhaust staining. A bit of dirt also disguised any glue stains and a coat of clear varnish seals all the inks and prevents fading.


  1. I agree with you George - this Diesel MPD is really great model. I built one a couple of months ago and although it took a while the end result is worth the effort.
    Ray Wilson

  2. THanks for the comment Ray. I'm actually starting a small extension to my shed as I'm redeveloping the layout on which the shed is sited. That's the great thing about these kits - they're so easy to adapt.


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