Long view of left end of layout
Another atmospheric image of the lock end of Knotts Wharf. It really did photograph very well. Compared with my two subsequent layouts KW was large at 12' x 3'. However it was not so big that it took a long time to build. It probably took about 4 years of continuous improvement. After the basic framework like track, basic ground levels, and in this case the canal, had been established other things like the buildings and trees followed. Card mock ups of all the buildings were made and altered as needed until the desired effect had been achieved. I tell people that I am a four-dimensional artist. The fourth dimension of course is the moving train.