Wednesday, 29 June 2011
As a long term contributor on RMweb I have 'Author' status and so have written up my Frank S project as a complete article. You can read it here.
RMweb is an excellent resource, a melting pot of talent, interests and scales - if you're not a member I'd encourage you to join. There is a specific Narrow Gauge and specific Outdoor special interest group.
Sunday, 26 June 2011
Saturday, 25 June 2011
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
I also smashed up a lump of real coal this evening and have painted some PVA glue in the bunker and then first placed some bigger lumps into the glue before shaking on some dust to fill the gaps. It means the coal level us some way below the top edge as otherwise it would spill onto the window ledges but it looks good and at least there is something in there to suggest a larger load!
I'm just waiting on the etched works plates from Steve at Narrow Planet now to finish Henrik off for good, just need to make up a box to protect him!
Sunday, 19 June 2011
Saturday, 18 June 2011
Since I took these I've split down Henrik and given him a second coat of satin varnish which has improved matters further.
I'm sat inside waiting for things to dry after another shower, before that we had Dad's Shay and the new logging wagons out for a run.
Hoping to get Henrik back together after tea for a run before it goes dark, and possibly a visit by Tim, who I've not seen since January.
Friday, 17 June 2011
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Oh how the last 6 months seem to have gone by so quick yet it feels like Dad's been gone much longer. His memory lives on for me on these models...
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Monday, 13 June 2011
It covered extremely well and the second coat will go on tomorrow. That means gloss varnish on Wednesday, transfers and detail painting next week!
Sunday, 12 June 2011
This afternoon I dropped the logging wagons over in Chester. Despite the rain I took the opportunity to do some ballast repairs and plant the last of the conifers.
Obviously rain doesn't stop play, especially when you have an indoor line! I've run the recently refurbed OBB bogie coaches, and put the latest EJ&KLR brown wagon with the coach and van. I can't wait to get it out on the garden line, will this rain stop in time today!?
Friday, 10 June 2011
The Liliput wagons are really nice for the money and have the advantage of being used behind either the Shay or our European locomotives.
No photos but I've sprayed the top coat on the coach roofs this evening as well.
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Sunday, 5 June 2011
Thursday, 2 June 2011
Wednesday, 1 June 2011
Yes the rivets aren't fitted yet, the instructions advise a coat or varnish or primer on bear plastic. I'll use varnish I think.
I took these photos outside using the HDR functionality on the iPhone. What do you think?