J15 in O Gauge

Here is a O Gauge J15 recently purchased by Graham, a group member. It was partly in LNER Livery and it needed a partial repaint of the tender after original lettering removed. It also is awaiting a smoke box dart to finish off. A footplate crew will also be added later.

It has now been numbered and lettered into BR Early Logo as 65447, a loco that was a regular on the Mid Suffolk Light Railway until Closure.

It still has to be medium weathered when the varnish is dry.

O Gauge J68

Here is an O Gauge J68 – partial repaint after removing old numbering. I then renumbered it as required – just waiting for the varnish to dry and then a light weathering will take place. Sadly due to the vacuum brake and air brake pipes being soldered on the buffer beam in the wrong places, I could not put the numbers on the buffer beams.

I am afraid to say that the transfers I used have doubled in price over the last two years – this can not be good for the Hobby.

Industrial Terrier -O Gauge.

This is another one of my recent purchases from a Rails Bargain Weekend. I wanted something a bit different and discovered that at least two Terriers entered industrial service between the wars. My Industrial layout is late 50’s, so this is where Modellers licence comes into play. I would like to thank Ian H. for his assistance in the research on this project. At £125 for the Loco, it just had to be done!

OO Class 47 weathered

Here are a few old Heljan 47’s that I weathered this afternoon. All are detailed one end and retain tension locks at the other, I have also replaced the cab handrails for something a bit finer. I detailed these many years ago but have only just weathered them. I still think they look good and are a good entry level for a cheapish 47 – plenty available on selling sites for around £80.

3D printed Railway Folk

Here are some of the first batch of samples in O Gauge, passed to me by Graham M. I have painted and posed a few on a layout. I have passed a few comments on some photos just for fun!

One size bigger Hat next time!

Is this the front end?

Look at the state of my car!

That’s the third time today I have heard that joke!

That’s my Loco – get off !!

Where’s the cattle dock !

O Gauge A8 4-6-2T

This is a DJH kit built Loco, made to a very good standard – just needs tidying a bit and real coal added. I will also try to enhance the weathering a bit.

I hope to get my Steam Depot, Mission Road out during the Summer, Clean it down and have a photo session of my weathered Locos, until then here are some photographed on my photo plank.

Stanier 8F in O Gauge.

Another recent purchase of one of my priority Locos that I wanted to obtain. This is another Loco at the right price – but in need of some restoration.

Thanks to the Post Office there are now a few more repairs needed, in spite of a very well packaged item from the seller.

Thankfully it is a great runner still, with a multi stage gearbox and a very good motor, even the paintwork is reasonably good, although the weathering is not of a great standard.

This Loco will be a medium term project along with the recently purchased V3.