Sefton Yard – Sold

Sefton Yard has been sold to Terry Cooke of Cambridge MRC. Terry intends to turn it into a dedicated Wisbech and Upwell layout, probably with a change of name.   He will also move the layout to DCC sound. I would like to wish Terry the very best with the layout and his planned changes.

While I only Exhibited ‘Sefton’ in East Anglia, Terry will be prepared to go country-wide, so please contact him direct for further information.

 

Farewell old friend – a new future awaits.

Ashwell Moor at Bressingham Ex 2/9/18

This was the debut of Ashwell Moor – I made it for my son last year. The Stock is John’s, Graham’s, Shaun’s and mine. Sadly I did not have time to weather the two new Class 37’s, just number and detail them. The layout performed faultlessly all day and was received very well.

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Photos by My Wife and Shaun

 

Two more wagons for Morlock Heath

 

I have said two more wagons for Morlock Heath, but these will mainly been seen on Ashwell Moor, my sons O gauge stabling point that I made for him last year. I am hoping these wagons will also appear on Morlock at Exhibitions.

Again before weathering I put a light coat of matt varnish with a little matt white added, this just dulls down the brightness and gives a more care-warn look. after this the usual methods were used, shadowing followed by airbrushing, finishing off with a little dry brushing.

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There are several posts on the making of Ashwell Moor on this site if missed last year.

 

MTH O Gauge Coach weathering

 

I purchased these coaches over five years ago and for some reason they went onto the back burner! As I am now putting coach rakes into stock boxes, I thought the time was right to number and weather the stock as I put them in their new homes.

The Stanier based coaches were competitively priced and as such were ripe for weathering. Before I start, these coaches have lots of good points, sturdy build, well painted and fine scale wheels. On the downside was non flush glazing, bright wheels and no end buffer beam pipe work. They also have internal lighting, which I will not used. I would have rather MTH concentrated on better detailing that the lighting gimmick!

Weathering followed the usual method, so after shadowing all crevices etc. I used the airbrush for the main colours and then finished off by dry brushing springs etc.

Conclusion, after weathering I think they are a great addition to my stock, I think a Jinty hauled train on my new station layout will certainly look the part.

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Corridor 2nd (ex 1st)

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