A few people have rather sneeringly questioned the existence of this page, or more to the point why I bother doing it. Well apart from it being described as 'entertaining and educational' (huh?) it throws the net of desire out to the wider world. One example is here: a few months ago I was bemoaning the lack of ideal material for gutters and pipes in 7mm. Lo and behold readers of this page subsequently pressed these materials into my hand. The above is umbrella rib with the ends blocked with a little sprue from the scrapbox, below some single core mains cable.
I pondered on the pipe clamps that hold it to the wall. According to David Taylor's Bridport articles, Sooty does whitemetal ones. However I don't really want to go there. Impressionistic being the watch word, fell upon using a sliver of 4mm Slaters corrugated plastic - this giving an impression of the double rib on the clamp. It won't fold back, but that may look a bit fussy anyway.