MPD scene makes way for something different.
A depot no more... this loco shed has now been flattened to make way for a new station.
Built a few years back for a magazine feature on modern loco depots, this working diorama was only meant to be temporary. Built from MDF, the boards have suffered the effects of being stored in a damp garage during two extremely cold and wet winters. While I've resolved to build a more resilient copy at some point in the future - as a proper layout - the buildings and detailed have been salvaged for re-use and the boards were about to head to the local recycling centre.
At the last minute however, they were reprieved when it became apparent that I'd have to build a diorama for an upcoming feature in Model Rail magazine. Thus, a strip of MDF was screwed roughly over the depot trackwork to form the new trackbed. Blocks of salvaged polystyrene packaging foam and left-over builders' plaster add further to the recycled nature and I'm almost ready to start adding the scenic elements.