Four OO Diesels weathered

I have had these Loco’s since May this year – they were brought over from Australia by my mate Graham. Although I was under no pressure to get them done, sadly I let them drag a bit. Anyway here they are, awaiting onward shipment to Australia.

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Straight forward renumber and medium weather and detail.

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Light weathering and further detailing after a complete repaint by someone else.

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Weather and detail standard Bachmann Loco – word of warning here – this loco did not like the ‘wash and wipe’ method, and when wiping some of the tampo print lifted. I had to buy a complete set of transfers to make the repair.  This is the first Bachmann Loco I have ever had this problem with! Note this Loco does not have the usual nose aerial.

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Straight forward light weathering and detail.

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Three O Gauge Kit Built Wagons.

Here are three wagons that are awaiting weathering and will be finished within the next few days along with another five or so wagons.

Bogie Bolster

This is one of Jim Mcgowans brass kits made by Mike quite a long while ago. After a good clean and undercoat it was painted and transferred as per instructions.  The bolsters and the uprights remain loose so that different loads can be carried.

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LT Tank Wagon

The next wagon is a Radley Models LT underground wagon – it started life as a ballast wagon and ended up as a Tank wagon after several conversions. This wagon is destined for my new LT layout ‘Dark Lane’.

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LT drop sided open wagon

This is an ex Midland Railway vintage wagon from a Slaters kit – these wagons were very long lived and used for everything from ballast to rubbish. Towards the end they were depot based and used to dump almost anything.

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O Gauge Steam Locomotives ‘Update’

Below are some loco’s I have been working on over the last few months.

Gresley N2 (NON CONDENSING)

This Loco represents a Parkeston Loco during the mid fifties – This Loco was swapped for an amount of weathering services. I have added extra lining and some more detailing.

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A recently purchased item – Extra detail added and varnished in a satin finish. This is modelled as a Bury St Edmunds Engine.

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K1/1 MacCailin Mor

This was an Ebay purchase of a basic engine – it certainly had room for improvement.  I purchased over £30 worth of detailing items – added them and a partial repaint followed.

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B17/4 Helmingham Hall

This was the Loco that arrived badly damaged. After repair I worked out all the detailing parts it required and purchased nearly £50 worth. After adding the extra parts, I did a complete repaint. The model is when it was an Ipswich engine – mid fifties.

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All will be light – medium weathered later.

 

 

 

 

Our Syndicate buys ‘EBRIDGE MILL’

It is with Great pleasure that I announce that our small group ‘Norfolk Model Railway Syndicate’ have purchased EBRIDGE MILL from Mr Graham Tandy.

We have purchased the layout complete – but with no stock. We felt that such an iconic Layout had to be saved so that all enthusiasts can continue to view it at local Exhibitions.

Our Group is made up of:-

Graham Minshull – Shaun Harvey – John Barnes  – Kelvin Barnes. with additional help from – Audrey Barnes.

We will be exhibiting it at least twice next year and we will look for further appearances in 2021.

We intend to make a few very minor changes – but the essence of  what Graham T has created will be maintained. It is our intension to run various eras from 1955 through to 1985.

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Contact can be made through this site or Shaun Harvey’s site.

Copsey at Bressingham Exhibition.

Sunday was the last of three visits to Bressingham for Exhibitions this year – we will be back next year for at least two shows, the Garden Railway Show and the usual Model Railway Day.

This year we took Copsey, only its second Show on the circuit. My Son John had to work but we were helped by an old friend, Barry Aldous (Bazza)  who shared the operating.

The Exhibition was very busy from the start and there was a great mix of eras and gauges on show. The photos below were taken by my wife and Shaun.

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