Thanks everyone for the very kind comments. A few said that the layout is fun. That was what I was hoping for when I started, so that is very pleasing.
Now that this layout is finished and the workbench is clear, I can concentrate on Pentwiddle Cove, my Emett layout.
Gerry, I thought of a gate or sluice under the bridge and might add something in the future.
The front edge of the layout represents the rest of the hippo lake, access to the smaller pool inside the railway is via the bridge under the track.
The bridge looks short in the photos, but is wide enough for the hippo to swim through.
This might the first time that anyone has had to work out the loading gauge for a hippo.
The Roco track is perfect for building a quick and easy pizza. Since I bought this track, I have looked for more but had no luck.
Railway Modelling inspired by the Holy Trinity of Rowland Emett, Colonel Fred Stephens and Oliver Postgate.
Also postmaster for The Gower Islands Postal Service.