Odd modelling ideas #23

Last Thursday was spent just outside Glasgow, in a site two-storey Portakabin on a water treatment works site.  A long day, flying up from Gatwick, 6am to 11pm in the end.  Fortunately, our flights missed the worse of the storm previously known as Gertrude, but the cabins were shaking and groaning in the gales.  Having dumped a lot of snow on the Atlantic north-east USA, it was donating a lot of rain to an already wet UK.

Having got home, I looked at what the worst of the winds had done overnight.  The ScotRail twitter site came up with this excellent photograph.

gertrude

Perhaps an idea for someone’s layout?  Not a shut line (although that may simplify the modelling considerably), but a train crawling over a bridge with a river in flood underneath.

It was indeed windy in Scotland Friday night.  The Forth Road bridge was shut….

bridge

And flying trampolines were the norm!  Animation for the layout, anyone?

And as a final modelling idea:

Meanwhile, in Omagh, County Tyrone, firefighters were called to an unusual rescue to save a pet rabbit called Bumper who was blown onto the roof of a house by Storm Gertrude. (BBC)

I thought I was being unrealistic when I confused my model dogs and cats and had a small dog walking along the roof of my goods warehouse.  But if you have any spare rabbits, this is what to do with them…..

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About snitchthebudgie

Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club
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