Small, but perfectly formed…


Just a quick shot of two N gauge diesels being finished for a friend.
Bachmann Farish diesels are a joy to work with, being such nice delicate models.
These two are intended for a 2mm Mid-’60s Waverley Route layout.
It’s always better to exercise a bit of restraint when finishing small models like this and not cover it with massive accumulations of muck.
Subtlety is the key whatever scale but especially in the smaller scales like N.


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Scotsman in exile. Lover of Scotland's railways, land, people and culture. Always got an ear for new and interesting music. Politically of the left and most definitely repelled by the shallow and narcissistic. An unlikely jazz-cat mod rocker with punk tendencies; a bit 1968, a bit 1977 with a distracting overdub of 1958... Most often found outdoors with my four legged buddy!
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11 Responses to Small, but perfectly formed…

  1. Mac says:

    Be interested to hear more about the layout planned if pointing in the right direction is possible please?

    Outstanding work as ever too bud.
    See you Sunday.
    (they quarter miles now stand up to scrutiny by the way).


  2. BURROWA says:

    Are they “N” gauge? good grief.Regards Peter

  3. CJ says:

    Smashing work as ever Dave, I just love the colour palette that you choose to work from. To my eye it’s just bob on.
    As you say modern N gauge is really very very good, and just think of the borders landscape you could achieve in a relatively small space

    Looking forward to seeing these wee fellas back up here in central Scotland in due course.

  4. I’ve just finished a long busy week Craig. All being well, they’ll be on the way to you tomorrow.

    • Craig Jamieson says:

      No probs, at your leisure. I’m just wondering if it might be safer to wait until post Christmas to minimise the disastrous loss of these wonderful models.
      I’m in no rush and would be happy to receive a post-Xmas package especially if it makes it easier for you as well.

  5. Looking beautiful. As you say, lovely filigree raw material and a restrained touch with the distressing. 2mm is clearly the way to go before eyesight fails me! LOLLARC

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