Thursday, 17 May 2012
The show was useful as a few glches were shown up and it has confirmed my belief that the end boards are too tight for satisfactory running. So a couple of new boards are in the making which will make the layout some fourteen feet long with an easier to use fiddle yard.
The two front boards ran well and need little addition once the bank opposite the engine shed has the dwellings fitted.
All in all a good weekend which turned out to be not as stressful as I had expected.
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
It does what it says on the tin- keeps water cranes from freezing up during the extremes of winter. A small fire was lit in the base to provide heat and hot air kept the water in the crane liquid.
Usually seen rusty, this example has been painted with Revell acrylic Dark Leather with a little lighter rust dry brushed over.
Sunday, 13 May 2012
The camera is crueller than the naked eye and I am able to pick up things that don't seem quite right.
However, I am fairly pleased with these views and am considering how much more junk has to be scattered around this area before it becomes too cluttered.
Comments or suggestions are always welcome.