Thursday, 17 May 2012

First Show.

 The Salisbury MRC show at Wilton was Teignfords first public showing. With a respite from the rain a good attendance was achieved, indeed I believe that the numbers were up on last year.
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

Little Devil.

A one piece casting in white metal captures the GWR Fire Devil perfectly. As part, or separately, of the Water Tower kit this piece of aparatus was seen all over the GWR network.
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

Engine Shed.

 With Teignford debuting on the exhibition circuit this weekend, I took several photos to see how the buildings had bedded in.
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.