O Gauge J65 0-6-0T

This is a recent purchase, and fills a gap in my collection of Anglian locos. It is a well made loco with a few problems that should be fixable. It is at the moment numbered 68211 which was one of two taken into BR(E) service and renumbered in 1948. 68211 was withdrawn in 1953, 68214 lasted until 1956, so a number change is in order. To bring it to the correct spec. I will need to purchase some Ross-Pop safety valves.

Massive N Gauge weathering task.

At the recent Stowmarket MRC Exhibition at Elmswell, my son debuted our new N Gauge layout ‘Coopers Common’. When I made the layout it was completely weathered, but on the day much of the stock was out of the box. Over the next few months I intend to weather all the stock and locos, I am fairly sure I can finish every thing before the next Exhibition in the Autumn, but other work will have to take a back seat!

Network Rail Ballast/Spoil Wagons (11 in rake)

Ketton Cement (10 in Rake)

Carless Tanks- Gas Condensate (9 in Rake)

EWS Large Boxes (6 in Rake)

Class 86/2 Anglia OO Locos

I have already added these Locos to my Face Book Page, but I forgot to put them on here! These started off as three new Locos all being ‘The Round Tabler’! I have renumbered, renamed and weathered all three as I remembered them in 1998-2002. Sad to say that these locos do not feature in any future plans and as such are surplus to my requirements.

Four latest 37’s from Heljan

After the arrival of the latest O Gauge Class 37’s from Heljan, much research was done to determine the identities of our chosen Locos. All will run in the 1984-8 era on my Sons Depot layout/Fuelling Point and at a later date on my unfinished stabling point. All to be weathered/re-weathered soon.

37052 (SF)

37011 (ED)

37013 (TE)

37068 Grainflow (TI)

Another Jinty – Early Livery

Yet another Jinty from Dapol and Box shifter low prices in O Gauge. It arrived in late livery with warning flashes – I moved it back 10 years or so. I removed all original livery apart from the smokebox number and shed allocation, retaining the original number meant that no new plates were required – a partial repaint followed by HMRS transfers and two coats of varnish. When dry I give it a medium weathering with a thin overall covering of grime – just as I remember shunting Engines.

2 Stratford 47’s in O Gauge

At the same time as doing the last three Steam Engines, I also finished off weathering two of my favourite Class 47’s. These two were on the Liverpool St to Norwich services in the mid 80’s – I used to take my sons up to see them and hoped they would follow me into Railways, full size and model – one did and one did not – not a bad conversion rate !

47634 Henry Ford

47596 Aldeburgh Festival

O Gauge V3 now weathered

As previous posts indicated this Loco has been reworked from a rather tatty looking Model. Now weathered and blended. I purchased this Loco because it is a superb runner.

Just noticed that it has no drain-cock pipes – will try and fabricate some. I think the previous owner did not add them so the front bogie wheels can turn without fouling them – we will see !