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Wigan Show - Prep 3 THE SCRAPYARD

Posted by paulprice , 27 September 2017 - - - - - - · 477 views
n gauge, LNER, V2, B1, J39, J38
Well I completed the final bit of prep on some of the Locomotive fleet today, on some examples from a lesser railway, I don't mean the Southern, but the LNER. I know I'm and LMS man, but Foster Street is based in the Northwest so even though I hate to admit it the LNER got into the area, so I have a little collection for the odd inter-regional train....


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Wigan Show - Prep 2

Posted by paulprice , 26 September 2017 - - - - - - · 509 views
LMS 7F, jubilee, post war black
Well a little more prep has been completed on the Locomotive fleet before the weekend, actually I was just playing train, but they are my trains so I can if I want. I have been slowly re-painting a second Jubilee on post-war lined black, and she has now got her identity and a spot of weathering. So she joined her sister for a few laps of the layout,...


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Wigan Show - Prep 1

Posted by paulprice , 25 September 2017 - - - - - - · 415 views
lms tanks engines, fowler 2-6-4 and 4 more...
Well as part of the preparation for the Wigan exhibition at the weekend, I thought I better get some prep done one some of the locomotives I might run.

I thought rather than concentrate on the more elegant locomotives in the fleet, I would start on the tank engine fleet, so I started some of the larger tanks first (I know this is sensible, I don't know...


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2 Terriers out of service - but a Jubilee and a pair of Moguls near completion

Posted by paulprice , 15 September 2017 - - - - - - · 554 views
jack russells, stanier mogul and 4 more...
Well I'm not sure what the active service levels of the Southern Railways Terriers was like, but I bet its better than the activity of our two Terriers. Having suffered the indignity of being woken up from 10 hours overnight sleep to be given a nice breakfast including a cup of milky tea (which is more than I get), the terrible physical demands of eating...


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2 Terriers, a Mogul and a Jubilee - now all I need is a punch line

Posted by paulprice , 05 September 2017 - * * * * * · 473 views
foster street, stanier mogul and 3 more...
Well as hard LMS fan, I think I may have suffered a major head injury, as I have recently added two Terriers to the fleet. The injury must have been really bad, as you will see from the results below, it's worst than actually owning the Southern loco's.

The new additions have certainly added a bit of life to the household, and at 11 weeks they have alre...


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My latest and last Jubilee? - and a Self-weighing Class 5

Posted by paulprice , 20 August 2017 - * * * * * · 530 views
foster street, Blk5 self weighing and 5 more...
Well over the last few days, when ever I could I have managed to spend a little time on the projects clogging up my work bench of DOOM!! The main focus of my attention was supposed to be on the Stanier Mogul and the Class 5 I was attempting to portray with a self weighing tender, but as usual I found other distractions. A while ago I managed to...


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1 Shade of Grey

Posted by paulprice , 14 August 2017 - * * * * * · 659 views
Foster street, stanier mogul and 5 more...
Well since my last update, I have not made a lot of progress on any of the projects clogging up the workbench. This has been partly due too a nightmare couple of weeks at work, and one of the side effects of my condition meaning my hands shake and spasm which makes N gauge challenging to say the least. Anyway my frustration at not actually doing...


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Tanks for the Memories (3) - Or a Spot of Bad Weathering hit Foster Street

Posted by paulprice , 06 August 2017 - * * * * * · 692 views
foster street, n gauge, lms and 3 more...
Well my on-going battle with the string of 14T tank wagons continues and has got as far as them all receiving an initial coat of grime. As usual with me I think they look far too clean, the Domestics Overlord has commented in the past that if I could get them as dirty as I manage to get my shirt cuffs I still would not be happy. Call me suspicio...


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4Fs - Tender filling - and finally complete?

Posted by paulprice , 04 August 2017 - * * * * * · 350 views
Foster Street, 4Fs, real coal and 2 more...
Well despite being a positive little Angel last year, the Fat Fella in the Red suit brought me a lump of Coal for my Christmas box. I was sure he got me mixed up with some other for want of a better term "naughty" person so the present just sat there on a shelf gathering dust, waiting for the day, it would be collected and my real present delivered....


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Tanks for the Memories (2) - or Tanks a Lot

Posted by paulprice , 30 July 2017 - * * * * * · 472 views
foster street, lms, n gauge and 1 more...
Well since the last update I have come to realise as few things, some more important than others but the major discoveries are. 1. Modelling time is still incredibly rare.
2. I found my box of tanks wagons and a couple of other things that will remain secret.
3. I think I have a bit of a collecting problem. My last update highlighted a couple of...


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Tanks for the Memories - Or where did I put that box of wagons

Posted by paulprice , 23 July 2017 - * * * * * · 400 views
N gauge, lms, Foster street and 4 more...
Well modelling time has been very, very scarce since my last update, in fact it been non existent, and a completely out of the blue visit today to a local "box shifter" resulted in a couple pre-owned bargains.

I have always like tank wagons, and I could not resist the pair, its only when I got them home that I realised they were not the bargains they se...


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4F + 4F - Does not equal 8F

Posted by paulprice , 16 July 2017 - * * * * * · 654 views
LMS, 4F, Tender cab and 4 more...
Well I have had a few projects clogging up the workbench now for weeks, the problem being that time to spend on them has been extremely limited. Amongst the other projects desperately trying to get my attention, and finally succeeding was a pair of 4F's. One was the latest Farish offering from the "Landship" pack and the other was an older Farish mod...


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Problem - How come you can find more projects to work on than you can find time to spend on them? Or Not another Jubilee

Posted by paulprice , 02 July 2017 - * * * * * · 462 views
Foster Street, LMS, stanier mogul and 4 more...
Lately finding time to spend modelling has been nearly impossible. I'm sure this happens to other modellers out there, but for me I either have no time with the pressures of work and general life then I barely have time to eat before I have to go to bed to start it all again or I have a little time and no energy to do anything. Anyway I have this rea...


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Yes I have a problem - All I can see if 4Fs

Posted by paulprice , 18 June 2017 - * * * * * · 584 views
n gauge, 4f, farish 4f and 2 more...
Yes I admit it I have a problem.......... I think this model railway bug I have is terminal, or at least it will be when the Domestic Overlord finally realises how many "Toy Trains" I have. After a brilliant weeks holiday with the Domestic Overlord, down in Cornwall, a day out resulted in me becoming the proud owner of my second one of these.

At on...


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I think I have a problem

Posted by paulprice , 04 June 2017 - * * * * * · 612 views
lms, Jubilee, Royal Scot, N gauge and 2 more...
Being a simple sort of a chap, I have spilt the world into two types of people, Railway Modellers (even those who model the SR) and Non-Railway Modellers. The problem is that unfortunately there seems to be far more Non-Railway Modellers in the world, which kind of make me thing I'm an endangered species, I certainly feel this way sometimes when I'm...


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Foster Street - One thing leads to another - Ivatt Class 2 (2-6-0)

Posted by paulprice , 28 January 2017 - * * * * * · 515 views

Is it just me, or does this happen to other people too? I set out to do one thing, and ended up doing something different. I had intended to build some new storage trays for the stock I admit to owning (the stuff the Domestic Overlord has seen) and to be fair I set out to create 9 and I have its just I got fed up of fitting foam in them after the six...


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Foster Street - A Tale of Christmas Woe

Posted by paulprice , 25 December 2016 - * * * * * · 329 views
N Gauge, Christmas, LMS and 2 more...
Well despite being absolutely brilliant since last Christmas, in fact despite being positively angelic, and only wanting a few Railway related things the Fat, Fella in the Red suit brought me nothing. So I have now decided that whoever said its "nice to be nice" was a Tree Hugging Hippy, and if I ever meet so called Santa, I'm going to kick him right...


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Foster Street - Time to Splash as bit of paint about - 3

Posted by paulprice , 03 December 2016 - * * * * * · 568 views
lms flatiron, johnson 1P and 6 more...
Apparently something is going on later this month, apparently is something big, I got a clue to this when I came home from work in the week, and the Domestic Overlord had left some tinsel on the sofa. Now possessing detection skills that would make Sherlock Holmes to shame, my little grey cells kicked into action. Tinsel, shiny, and red, elementary m...


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FOSTER STREET - Last Exhibition Appearance of 2016

Posted by paulprice , 20 November 2016 - - - - - - · 260 views
n gauge, lms, exhibitions and 1 more...
Well as I sit back enjoying a nice cuppa, I just thought I would review the activity of the weekend. 
Foster Street is now safely back in the spare room, after getting home from its last exhibition of 2017, which was held by the Pendle Forrest Club. 
I have to say the chaps at the Pendle Forrest club made us feel very welcome, and we had a great...


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Foster Street - Time to Splash a bit of paint around 2

Posted by paulprice , 16 November 2016 - * * * * * · 559 views
n gauge, lms, fowler flatiron and 4 more...
Well I have managed to do two things since my last update, one has been even more successful that I imagined. First to the SUCESS. I have managed to avoid any form of emulsion paint application around the house, the Domestic Overlord has not even mention my lack of decorating activity. Either the DO must be preoccupied with other things or its a tra...






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