Not far from Londinium lies Pagnorvaria, built next to the river Peg. The area has been settled for the last couple of hundred years by a local tribe, the Pegnites. When the Romans invaded and conquered Britannia, Pagnorvaria came under some Romanisation. Located near the River Thames which the river Peg feeds into, it has a small port and a timber fort and many of the common public buildings of a Roman town. The town has been modelled in its earlier life around AD100 before the fort was enlarged and the town walls built. (If you would like to look at the buildings please navigate the Pagnorvaria folder and the Roman General folder)
About this creation
The model is approximately 4m long and 3m wide at its extremes and is built at a scale of 1:44. It started off as a temporary trial to see how much of a town I could build, to which I have answered not very much when you consider that Silchester would be approximately 12m long when scaled! The first model/building was the Roman Temple and from there the town has evolved. I aim to do it again in a few years time when my children are older so I can teach them a bit about history and how the built environment and society has evolved, so I have some time to gather more bricks!
As the model progressed I started to use the 250mm base plates as a grid and some rebuilding had to be done. I’ve found the grid helpful, specially for moving the model up to my church which was big enough to layout the whole model out in one. Over the next few years I hope to develop the grid system so I get the joints better. Hope you enjoy. Any comments and suggestions please drop me a line, thanks.