Monthly Archives: May 2013

Carlsberg don’t do kits…

But if they did, this one would keep them on their toes! Just arrived in the post today is a new kit by Peter Stanger at 52F models. This is for the attractive C16 4-4-2 tank locomotive, formerly NBR Class … Continue reading

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Jumbo progress.

After the Jumbo had been primed and minor flaws attended to, I applied the first coats of utilitarian black paint. I now realise I haven’t attached the tender rear handrails as yet but apart from lamp irons and cab doors … Continue reading

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Summer evening’s walk

Seeing as it was such a good evening, I decided to give Abi an extra walk and spontaneously picked the path from Lyneside Station to Fauldmoor Crossing. This was the true racing ground of the Waverley Route as it got … Continue reading

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For sale

Moving to EM has generated a need to return to basics in the sense that it would be folly to try and convert such a large fleet, particularly those that have already had improvement work. In any case, such enhancements … Continue reading

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Van-tasmagoria!

This morning I finished off the diagram 1897 van, finishing off with some weathering, firstly with Tamiya acrylics then some weathering powder by Anita Decor which I purchased at Intermodellbau in Germany five years ago. I really ought to make … Continue reading

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In Between Days

Whilst I’ve been busy with the Jumbo, I had to pause whilst I was awaiting a new gearbox unit for it. I decided to take advantage of this lull to tackle another wagon. The Ratio LMS 12T van is an … Continue reading

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Improvise, Adapt, Overcome

A consignment of tender wheels arrived today although I was slightly crestfallen to see that my supplier had provided OO wheels on pinpoints which were ultimately as much use as Nigel Farage to an Edinburgh taxi driver. After weighing up … Continue reading

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