31128 Charybdis

This is a conversion of an O Gauge Class 31/4 back to a Class 31/1. 31128 is currently the only Class 31 with a mainline certificate. I stripped all the ETH equipment off the Loco, filled the holes, masked off the area and undercoated and top coated as necessary.

I have now given the Loco a light to medium weathering. Sadly the Heljan 31/4 does not come with snowploughs, so the Loco remains plough-less until I can source some.

Class 37 D6712 Weathered

Here we have an O Gauge Class 37 in ‘as delivered’ livery, about six months into service. It has received a medium weathering on the roof, frames and bogies but the bodyside has only received a light dusting. This assumes that some form of cleaning took place even when shedded alongside the disappearing steam locos. All detailing accessories were added and missing parts sourced and added.

Scottish 08 in O Gauge

This is my first first attempt to post on my new Computer – I think I have fathomed it all out – fingers crossed.

I have spent the last two days preparing and weathering ten pieces of O Gauge Stock – here is the first to be finished. This 08 was based at Eastfield and is in 1987 – 89 livery. This is a light to medium weathering.

Farewell ‘LOWE ST’

My OO layout Lowe St. was collected by its new owner this afternoon. The layout was made to look like a sleeper depot in the late 50’s and did several Exhibitions during 2014-2018. This included a ‘Best in Show’ award at the Cambridge Exhibition.

It had been stored several years in my Shed and it did not do as many Exhibitions as it could have, mainly due to my move to O Gauge and the dreaded COVID.

Anyway the sale was agreed and all stock went with the layout. I will leave the layout on our Exhibition layouts page for a while as the new owner is reasonably local and has also agreed to take on its appearance at an Exhibition booked later this year. If anyone would like to book the layout for an Exhibition I will pass any invites on to the owner.