Sancheng/Tower 14xx in O Gauge

This is not a new Loco, it was purchased about six months ago on a famous auction site. It was in GWR Green and numbered, however it was not a good runner! It was put to one side until I had more time. After recently spending a little time working on the connecting rods and the motor I was able to get it working perfectly, my £200 investment now looked a very good deal! I repainted it BR Black and added a ‘247 Developments’ number set and HRMS transfers. It still has to be varnished, coaled, crew added and weathered. It will be the loco for my Push – Pull WR Crimson and Cream coach to form an auto train.

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Another Loco Arrival – K3

Just arrived is another O Gauge Loco, LNER No.4000- Gresley K3. This Loco will be re-numbered as 61801, an East Anglian Loco most of its life, being shedded at 31A,31B and 30A, it will be fully lined in Mixed Traffic Livery. These Loco’s worked a lot of the fish trains out of Lowestoft down the East Suffolk Line. This loco remained a RH Drive Loco all its life.

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Latest Loco Addition – Thompson L1

My latest Loco has arrived, it is a Thompson Class L1. It is number 67706 and at this time was a Ipswich 32B Engine. I saw this engine when I was 8 years old working the Felixstowe Branch in 1957. I consider myself very lucky to get this Loco, as it certainly brings back very happy memories.

I will add coal, crew and lightly weather at a later date.

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Next Project underway

This project will be a joint project with my friend Ian. It will be a Terminus Station based in the transition period, roughly 1955-1965.

The baseboards are now made and are formed of three Grainge a Hodder laser cut boards. Two boards are permanently joined together and for 6′ x 16″ Scenic board, the other 3′ x 16″ board will form a separate detachable fiddle yard.

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Dark Lane LT Layout – nearly finished.

I have spent the last few days putting the finishing touches to Dark Lane. It is now 99% finished with just a little weathering and blending to do. This may have to wait awhile as modelling in the shed this time of year is weather/heat related! Anyway I thought I would show the progress in a few photo’s.

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