This recently built item is an N Gauge model railway layout garden measuring approximately 12 cm wide x 20 cm deep over the whole baseboard.
The model garden has an area of paving effect card approximately 6.5 cm wide x 7.5 cm deep upon which to place a model house. Cobble effect card has been used to create the driveway. The model Workers Cottage from the PN 150 Manor Farm kit by Metcalfe Models & Toys Ltd is shown sat on the paved area which is large enough to accommodate a larger building if required. Two finely detailed N gauge vehicles by Oxford Diecast Ltd. also sit comfortably on the model.
The N gauge model garden has been designed in a prototypical manner. The sweeping curves of the lawn enabled a variety of planting opportunities with large and small model plants incorporated into the scheme. Small model plants have been placed at the front representing saxifrage and aubrietia, with larger types of plant increasing in size towards the rear of the flower borders. All of the individual N gauge model flowers are scratch built and applied separately. The model flowers represent dahlias, delphiniums and foxgloves. Scratch built conifers and topiary are also present over many areas of the model. A pencil sharpener helps to illustrate scale, showing just how small some of the model plants are.
A large scratch built N gauge model tree approximately 8 cm tall is an imposing feature in the corner of the front garden. The model tree has realistic bark texture to all trunk and branch areas which has been carefully painted to look old and lichen covered. Delicately structured realistic foliage has been added to the model tree in a prototypical arrangement. There are areas of space between foliage clusters which replicates the growth habit of many types of real tree, particularly trees which have been encouraged to grow in a specific manner by the work of a skilled arborist. A pencil sharpener again serves to illustrate the size of work in this scale.