Just a few snapshots to show you how things are changing at Birkenheuvel. The preceding story is here:
Since then, I have mainly worked a bit on the scenics.
* Took pictures of the trees behind our garden, printed and cut them out and stuck them to the backscene
* Painted the two sheds, the wooden one in traditional North of Amsterdam green boards with white-lined grooves; and the brick one in traditional Hilversum sand brick colour with sky blue woodwork
* Grew some green stuff alongside the tracks and "ballasted" them with coal dust
* Done some pruning in the neighbour's garden and brought home a tree trunk as a reward, which was planted on the layout as a scene breaker
* Added a roof to the narrow brick wall on the right
Following a suggestion from Ian Hodgkiss I added a second track between the sector traverser and the little turntable, which gave me a proper runaround.
The loco has been given a front cover from aluminium foil; and it's now fitted with a Lenz decoder, giving nice slow running.
However. The Gn15 modelling is now taking a back seat, because I'll be focusing all my attention on my Om layout (1:43 on 22.5 mm), seeing that the October Gauge O Weekend is approaching rapidly.