Busy Weekend with Morlock Heath

Over the weekend of 5th-6th October we Exhibited at two Shows, Sudbury MRC and GOG Meet at Bury St Edmunds. Both were very well attended and very enjoyable, special thanks to Shaun Harvey,  John Barnes and Barry Aldous for their help. On Saturday we ran Shaun’s Stock at Sudbury and on Sunday at the GOG meeting we ran mostly my stock. Below is a pictorial record of each day, thanks to Shaun and my wife for the photo’s.

SUDBURY

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BURY ST EDMUNDS

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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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Finishing off recent projects for Graham

Over the last fortnight I have made a concerted effort to finish Grahams projects for him. The wagons were made by him, as was the WW1 tank wagon and tractor unit. The Class 24 was a factory made, but in plain brass and the 05 Shunter is a Heljan offering with  changed owners logo’s.  Photographs of the process are on this site – from undercoat to this page – finished.

Class 05 – O Gauge

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WW1 Tractor Unit in SM32

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WW1 Tank Wagon – SM32

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LMS/LNER Iron Ore Wagon (BR) – O gauge

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Class 24 (97201) – O Gauge

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WW1 Hopper – SM32

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WW1 SM32 Tank Wagon – Camouflaged

This wagon was made by Graham and painted by myself. It is not quite finished as we have no transfers for it, we hope to get them this weekend at the Bressingham Garden Railway Show. It will also be weathered after transfer application.

I must admit I took this wagon on as a challenge. When it arrived I did a plan on how I would go about it, including what paint I would use and the order I would do the painting. I also had been given a photograph of the prototype that has recently been restored.

After undercoating, I sprayed the chassis and bogies Battleship Grey. The colours were then added to the tank, sand colour first, then green (as Tin Turtle colour) and then the red oxide. The edging was added after all paint had 24 hours to dry. The Black lining was done with a ‘Black Permanent Marker’, as near scale as I could get. Oh yes, and a very steady hand !

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