This is one of two modules that form my seaside resort - Losea. This module consists of a section just under 12 inches wide with the rail line, a strip of esplanade and a sea wall. Steps lead down from this onto a wide strip of beach that has a pier, a sandy beach and a strip of sea. (The overall size is the same as my standard module (22.4 inches by 15.25 inches) but is portrait rather than the usual landscape format.)
The Losea Pier
The Pier Esplanade
Groins and Sea Defenses and the Sea Wall are described on the Losea Esplanade module).
Beach details: The people sun bathing are suitably painted plastic figures lying on coloured "towels" made from tissue paper together with people paddling in the sea (some of whom are fully clothed but with their trousers rolled up!)
The Sea is made from pale brown, transparent, rippled styrene sheet. The legs of the Pier Pavilion are glued to this surface and extended below it. The sea bed below this was painted bright white.
Rail Station - Losea Beach is more of a halt than a fully fledged station. The platform is made from lollipop sticks with matchstick cross beams and posts. Sitting on the platform is a small, scratch built, shelter to protect a few travelers from the wind. There are no other facilities. The shelter walls are built from Shiplap embossed styrene sheet, the roof from flat styrene sheet and the timber frame from styrene strip. The whole shelter cost me for pennies and a little time. (The alternative would be to buy one of the Wills OO Scale Railway Station halt-shelter kits for a few pounds.) The main platform uses four full length (180mm by 6.5mm) lollipop sticks to form a platform about 52ft by 7ft scale size. The shelter is about 12ft by 7ft and is placed back from the platform on a 13ft by 5ft 6inch extension.
Waiting by the station is a Losea Transport bus waiting to take passengers to their hotels.
The back is made from the standard 3 and 2.5 inch plywood sandwich but the sides are made two strips of 3/8 inch (8 mm ) plywood by 22.4 inches long and 3 inches high. The "land" part of the module is made from Insulation Board (UK) (Homosote (US)) cut 14.5 inches by just over 11 inches to fit inside the 3/8 inch plywood sides. The "beach" is made from 3 mm (1/8 inch ply) covered with coloured plaster. To accommodate the sloping beach, a vertical cut is made in each side and this then cut on a slope to the sea end.
For more details see the Losea Esplanade module
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