A halt, or a complete standstill?
It’s the back end of November, as with many tourist attractions the seaside line has been mothballed for the winter. Year-round trains were abandoned after the summer season a couple of years ago and the company finds it more economical to run buses for the benefit of local passengers. In fact it’s only because of pressure from Filey Rural District Council that the summer service has run since then.
But I digress. There hasn’t been a train through here since the August bank holiday and the track at Primrose Valley Halt has rusted quickly in the salty sea air.
It’s quite surprised me how easily this scene went together once I’d accepted that it was to be a static diorama rather than part of a working layout.
Clearances are tight, in fact perhaps too tight for some of the larger coaching stock used on Muston Sands, but modelling the halt in its dormant winter state means this is not an issue! The scenery still needs a bit of tweaking, with more weeds and some bushes overhanging the exit on the left, but I reckon Primrose Valley Halt might even find a home on the book shelves in the front room once it has been tidied up.