Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Great Marquess

It’s the time of year when the Fellsman service starts up its summer season, running via the Settle and Carlisle. Currently, the service is being operated by Gresley K4 61994, The Great Marquess. I was lucky enough to snap her … Continue reading

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A little help for my friends…

I’ve completed some models today for a couple of friends who wanted weathering jobs done. I’ve got to say the new generation Farish 37 really has its beauty brought out by some thoughtfully-applied techniques. In both scales, the techniques are … Continue reading

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The Coo’s Tail

A sufficient amount of stock has been gathered for the first EM goods train and attention now focuses on the rear of the train. Since this first train has a specific purpose in mind, (hauled by an ex-CR Jumbo of … Continue reading

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Really Useful Track Bits

Wills have just introduced a selection of useful track parts for the 4mm modeller in the form of point rodding. Included are rods and stools, cranks, compensators and down set drive joints. A facing point lock is also included. If … Continue reading

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Bang for your buck?

Today, I spent an enjoyable day at the Wigan Model Railway exhibition. A good day was had meeting and conversing with friends, admiring the modelling of others. Inevitably some money changed hands also as shows like this are good for … Continue reading

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Waverley Route Artwork

My friend Iain MacIntosh is working on another of his excellent pencil drawings. This one, like the last is of a Gresley V2 class, but this time on a Waverley Route passenger working. Iain’s work goes from strength to strength … Continue reading

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Further items to shift

With Wigan exhibition this week, attention turns to gaining some funds to invest in new EM equipment. Shown above is a Cowans & Sheldon 10 ton general purpose crane. These could be found in goods and Engineers’ yards over the … Continue reading

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