Sunday, 15 April 2012
This was the Boissons Riviera blue van, the lettering was rubbed down with wet and dry paper (1200), used wet. The parts were then primed in Halfords plastic primer. The top coat (gloss light grey Humbrol tin) was airbrushed on in two coats. Next up, once it's hard, are the transfers, then a coat of satin varnish.
Saturday, 14 April 2012
Friday, 13 April 2012
I'm pleased with how things are looking, I've got a few ideas for taking things further, some fencing, details around the station PLUS a Polish inspired yard office building!
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Monday, 9 April 2012
|1920s EJ&KLR in April|
|Garratt visiting EJ&KLR in April|
|Curiousities visit the EJ&KLR in April|
It was lovely to see a complete train of rolling stock repainted and detailed by me, all in a coherant family style. The LGB Rugens based locomotive ran well on the new Helmsman controller, which was a winter purchase, and runs as well as my other steam engines now - the starter set controller just didn't have the uuumph or finesse to satisfactorily control such a long wheel based locomotive on my restrictive R2 curves (at the apex).
|1950s EJ&KLR in April|
The first items rolled out off the workbench are the roll-wagen and the Schoema diesel. Here you can see a lightly loaded weekday freight train on the line around the Alisendorf area, it's only load an empty OBB standard gauge open wagon. The grey narrow gauge wagon is employed solely as a spacer, so as to maintain a safe load on the line's only bridge by seperating the locomotive, a product of the Schoema diesel company in Germany from the late 1970s and the standard gauge load on the roll-wagen.
|Modern Image EJ&KLR|
Sunday, 8 April 2012
Friday, 6 April 2012
So is the EJ&KLR shifting from an Austrian setting? No I don't think so, more a twist in it's history to allow me to run some Romanian/Polish inspired rolling stock amongst the usual LGB bash and repaints. In fact my roll-wagen, steel bodied brake (current project) and modern 1980s era repaints (the van and bogie coach) will be perfect to run behind the Faur.
This is what I find most enticing, overgrown, slightly run down looking and faded. Just crying out to be modelled... Although I expect my G-scale endeavours may be a little more pristine! The kit is styrene so will need to be kept indoors out of the sun when not in use, but looks robust enough for regular running. It's powered by a pair of USA trains motor blocks. I will look into fitting lighting and a sound unit to do the model justice, especially as it will be a truly unique model - perhaps the only one in this scale in the UK?
Big news on a new project later this weekend...
Thursday, 5 April 2012
We had some lovely weather with snow topped mountains, crisp blue skies and rich lush greenery surrounding the line. We boarded at Tan-y-bywlch, the train from Porthmadog arrived first behind Earl of Merioneth, the double fairlie that I rode behind on my first visit as a child in the late 1980s. Our train arrived a few minutes later from Blanau behind Taliesin and Lyd - a great site, both meticulously turned out and a real treat.
|Festiniog Railway - April 2012|
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
This is going to finished in pale grey, silver roof, dark grey vent hatches and black modern EJ&KLR markings and numbers.