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Adventures in static grass. Because I'm worth it....

Posted by 46444 , 25 May 2017 - * * * * * · 319 views

Recently I've been experimenting with static grass and scenic effects on the photo plank. Having been successful I'll use the same techniques on the W&LLR/Blue Bell Knoll. On top of the hanging basket liner I've used a selection of static grass fibres from Auhagen and Jarvis along with Noch leaves and Bachmann Woodland Scenics materials.

All fixe...


Featherstone Rovers and more.....

Posted by 46444 , 15 May 2017 - * * * * * · 357 views

In 1967 Featherstone Rovers won the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final beating Barrow 17-12..... 
Recently I've been working a few projects. One is building a OO/OO9 photo plank which can be seen in the pictures. It was made from an Ikea Lack shelf and some foam insulation board painted with brown emulsion paint. Ancient PECO Code 100 track was resurre...


Bachmann USA Skarloey Detailing Project.

Posted by 46444 , 18 April 2017 - * * * * * · 596 views

Since I bought one of the Bachmann USA 009 Skarloey's when they first came about the intention had been to create a fictitious loco acquired by the W&LLR and named Captain Fisher after the gentleman responsible for being instrumental in opening the railway. The project has sat in a box for a while in pieces but a few days off saw it sprayed with Half...


A Kestrel and a Linnet....

Posted by 46444 , 25 April 2016 - - - - - - · 488 views

Recently I've managed to finish of the EuroNG kit for the LKM NS2 diesel. Here's Kestrel with some repainted and detailed PECO L&BR coaches: 
Finally just as a size comparison Kestrel is seen with the Narrow Planet kit for the O&K 40hp finished in black and named 'Linnet': 
Both of these kits run on Minitrains chassis tha...


'Kestrel' Super Strength. Narrow Planet/Euro Narrow Gauge 009 Scale Lokomotiv Karl Marx (LKM) NS2.

Posted by 46444 , 08 March 2016 - - - - - - · 573 views

The prototype NS2 was build in great numbers after the end of WW2 in Germany by Lokomotiv Karl Marx (LKM). A number of variants were built including some of the later designs with outside cranks. 
The kit I'm building here is by Euro Narrow Gauge having been designed by James Hilton and is available through the Narrow Planet website: 


Fletcher & Jennings....Skarloey in 009 Scale

Posted by 46444 , 14 January 2016 - - - - - - · 961 views

Courtesy of Bachmann USA we now have a 009 version of Skarloey based on character from the Rev.Awdry books for their Thomas range.

https://farm2.static...b22546b9f_h.jpg skarloey by Mark Branson , on Flickr

Skarloey is based on the Talyllyn Railway's 'Talyllyn' built by Fletcher Jennings but in this case it will be finished i...


Narrow Planet O&K 40 HP build completed

Posted by 46444 , 11 November 2015 - - - - - - · 693 views

Having had a modelling spurt I've completed a number of projects one being the Narrow Planet O&K 40HP seen below:

I gave the model a coat of Halfords grey primer then sprayed it with Halfords satin black.

Detail painting was with the usual mix of Valejo German Grey, Hull Red and Gun Metal applied in either washes or dry brushing.

To add a bit...


Ninelines 009 Scale Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Wagons

Posted by 46444 , 11 October 2015 - * * * * * · 1,115 views

Ninelines sell a number of 009 scale kits including several wagons from the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway.
I have built a number of these in the past and they are lovely to make. Here's two I've made previously that need a few tweaks to finish off:

https://farm6.static...10d02c9a0_k.jpg L&B Find.... 2-10-15 001 by Ma...


Narrow Planet O&K 40HP Contractors Loco. Part 2

Posted by 46444 , 30 September 2015 - - - - - - · 282 views

Last night I managed to almost complete the pipework.

https://farm1.static...9e72700d5_k.jpg O&K 40HP Part 2 30.9.15 002 by Mark Branson , on Flickr

I also curved the roof ready for fitting once painted by rolling it with a bottle on some paper which worked a treat. I'd previously drilled holes for the whistle. Also...


Narrow Planet O&K 40HP Contractor Loco kit build. Part 1

Posted by 46444 , 29 September 2015 - - - - - - · 645 views

In between messing around with other projects I've started work on one of the Narrow Planet (NP) O&K 40HP contractor loco kits designed by James Hilton.


The kit is designed to go on a Minitrains Kraus chassis and does so easily. The quality of the 3D print is superb and wit...


A tribute to Marc Chagall......Well there's a donkey in the picture!

Posted by 46444 , 07 April 2015 - - - - - - · 412 views

Bit of an update on the Coble front I've made from the Zvedza 'Medieval Boat' kit. It was given a coat of Halfords grey primer and then dry brushed with Valejo German grey, On top of this it has received a coat of Valejo dark earth. More dry brushing to complete as well as name and registration lettering for a Scarborough registered boat. I'm told fis...


Building a Coble Fishing Boat

Posted by 46444 , 05 January 2015 - * * * * * · 1,688 views

Modelling has taken a bit of a back seat recently with the real world getting in the way.

Saying that-there's plans afoot to address this and a few little projects are on the go at present. One of them is to build a number of Coble fishing boats as found on the North East Coast-especially around Flamborough-Whitby coastline.

These vessels have a well de...


Southern Railway Stock-North Devon Style...

Posted by 46444 , 27 November 2013 - * * * * * · 607 views

Blimey! It's been a while since the last entry.

Woodwork and electrics have taken over recently and modelling has been put to the side. Last night I thought I'd actually try to finish off the three Ninelines L&B wagons I have sat on the workbench.

Thanks to Jaymz he was able to help me clarify the positioning of the lettering on the brake van. Also...


A Southern Railway Brake Van-North Devon Style

Posted by 46444 , 15 October 2013 - * * * * * · 1,067 views

In 1898 the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway purchased two brake vans from the Bristol Wagon & Carriage Co. The vans initially came with open verandahs until they were enclosed during 1908 and a 'Dog Box' which was also later removed. They were numbered No:5 and No: 14 but on grouping and the railway coming under control of the Southern Railway became...


Something 'Yellow' this way comes! (A brace of Narrow Planet RNAD Baguley-Drewerys)

Posted by 46444 , 07 October 2013 - * * * * - · 1,366 views

As an aside from other projects that are ongoing I've just finished building two of the excellent Narrow Planet (NP) RNAD Baguley-Drewery loco kits. Here's the link:


These kits are 3D printed and supplied with a lovely nickel silver etch for the cab roof, bonnet access doors, window frames and other details. T...

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