I’ve been investigating building rock faces for the mountain Railway section. (Apologies for the capital R every time I write Railway – my phone automatically does it and I can’t ever be bothered to go back and change it).
I watched a few YouTube videos (The Terrain Tutor is well worth a watch) but nothing really stuck. Then I remembered Rob of Brown Hebog said that in their opinion real couldn’t beat fake.
With that in mind I picked up this rather terrible “ornament” from a bric a brac sale. Actually it was one woman’s tat and she seemed very concerned that I would like it.
Truly awful but it was a quick way to get my hands on some gen-u-ine Welsh slate that wasn’t the usual pink stuff that inhabits garden centres. I will need more than this so next time someone from round here goes to N Wales I’ll commission them to bring back a lump of the stuff. The problem with most lumps by the roadside is they’re slate waste which by their very nature means they don’t easily split which is what I want this lump to do which is why I spent hard earned money on this piece – it shows sufficient seams to suggest I might get a few faces out if it. Let’s hope so.