Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Tender Behind (and other stories)

With the main loco body essentially complete, attention turns to the back half of the loco. Again cast buffers from my favourite source have been fitted and a drawhooks will also be fitted. As the old Bachmann tender comes it … Continue reading

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You can make me whole again…

Well, as you can see, the Jenny Frost-style makeover of the J39 continues with the smoothing down of the plasticard infill of the lower boiler. Some thinning of the moulded boiler bands has taken place to match the new microstrip … Continue reading

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Touching (up) the Void

Some light modelling tonight as I turn my attention to the aesthetic side of my J39 project. You’ll remember the sizeable gap that existed under the boiler, something that was necessitated by the old split frame chassis under the Bachmann … Continue reading

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Not remotely Sunday Blues

Well, I’m back to work (such as it is!) tomorrow after the first week off I’ve had since July. In truth it was pretty much a wasted week on account of the atrocious weather up to Friday although Monday’s visit … Continue reading

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Day return to Wharfeside.

I’m off this week so yesterday I took a run up to Glasgow to visit the ScRSG guys and have a play with some of my recent creations under test conditions. The J27’s pick up arrangements were, as feared, sadly … Continue reading

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More on the D51

Today, I’ve been adding the larger superstructure components to the D51. I’m leaving the roof off for ease of painting for now but essentially, the superstructure is complete. Now for all the fiddly detail parts. There are imperfections a plenty … Continue reading

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After all the jacks are in their boxes…

Well, there we are. Another festive season bites the dust but I’m still enjoying the novelty of free weekends for now and since there was no requirement to rush around this week as in the previous few, I had a … Continue reading

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