Monthly Archives: June 2015

La’l Ratty

Yesterday I had the privilege of visiting the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway with some friends. We started out early from Carlisle, conveniently timing things to catch one of the services currently operated by top and tail Class 37s from DRS … Continue reading

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ALB-009/10 The Workhorse and The Sodjer.

Originally posted on Alba Weathering and Effects:
Two More 0 gauge beasts completed for a friend. Both are Heljan Models, Class 31 and Deltic No 9016, Gordon Highlander; completed on request in the condition you’d have seen them in circa…

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Fine milled Grain

Some more positive observations about the Grain to note. The body itself is held on the chassis by means of two small screws, easily removed from the underside with the break point perfectly sited if you wish to repaint yours. … Continue reading

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Cereal, fill ‘er…

Last week, things went fairly quiet in the kennel after 65855 left works although I’m working on two O gauge ‘biggies’ for a friend. That said, I took delivery of one of Bachmann’s long anticipated 20 ton Grain wagons. Truly … Continue reading

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Sailing on the hole in the heart

Politics again folks but I felt compelled to share Paul’s excellent piece today as it encapsulates perfectly my disgust at the malice and reprehensible conduct of the British media not only to my country but to the family of Charles … Continue reading

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Coals to Newcastle

I appreciate the blog’s been quiet over the last day or two, but here you see the reason. Although it still requires a number and shed plate for the smokebox and possibly some can doors, the J27 is now essentially … Continue reading

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Odds and Sods.

Now that the J27 is a de facto ‘runner’, I’ve turned my attention to the aesthetic side. The model was one of my first, if not THE first proper kit build I undertook when I graduated from just tweaking RTR … Continue reading

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