Both the ancient monument and the scratch built wartime pillbox detailed in blog post dated 07 January 2014, were features which I felt would add interest whilst maintaining the simplicity often associated with a model railway layout built as a rundown rural backwater.
The N gauge ancient monument was built into the flat ground on top of the low hill created earlier, detailed in my blog post dated 09 January 2014. Note that this is not a model of a henge. A henge is usually a circle or oval of flat ground surrounded by a ditch which is surrounded by a bank of earth, the bank probably created using the earth taken from the ditch. I did not have the space to create a model of a typical henge which is why I created a simple circle of standing stones on a low hill. Many ancient monuments like this can be found all over Britain, indeed the world, their original function long forgotten.
The ancient monument was a very easy scenic feature to design and construct.
I used tiny blobs of modelling putty to temporarily stick the miniature standing stones in position in order to study the best arrangement.
Shallow holes were drilled close to one another and a chisel used to remove the small amount of wood between the holes. This created a shallow trench for each standing stone. The stones were glued in position and the glue allowed dry overnight. When the glue had dried, any gaps around the base of each stone were filled in.
This is one of my N gauge scenic model railway layouts. To see more model railway layout baseboards I have designed and built visit my website www.brianford.co.uk.