Monthly Archives: July 2013

Taking stock

One project that has been bubbling away at the back for a while is this LMS Diagram 1790 Period 2 Brake 3rd. It started life as one of those bargain Dapol knocked-down kits that in my opinion offer some of … Continue reading

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Weekend at Whitrope

A truly massive weekend of productivity occurred at Whitrope last weekend as a large crew and excellent weather combined to ensure conditions were just right for work, if slightly warm! Mike at Cumbria Lift and Shift helped greatly with his … Continue reading

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The Coo’s ither tail!

Modelling has been a wee bit slow of late due to being off work on leave. The fact I’m not on shifts means I have more energy and coupled with the extraordinarily good July weather in these parts this results … Continue reading

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Bachmann Mk1 sleeper (2nd class)

Newly arrived is Bachmann’s latest coaching stock release, the Mk1 SLSTP (sleeping car, second class). This model has been much anticipated by modellers of the 1958-83 period and as an overnight service using these vehicles operated over the Waverley, I … Continue reading

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Diagram 1/044 Part 2.

As promised, I continued construction of the wagon tonight. First task was to fit the buffers and to assist with accurate fitting of the replacements, I first bored down the existing shank, thereafter widening the hole to accommodate the broader … Continue reading

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BR 1/044 Wooden open

Tonight sees a return to the bench after what seems a long lay off, partly due to work and a number of other factors, some good, some other but now thankfully resolved! Anyway, to continue I thought I’d get busy … Continue reading

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