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Engine Depot. Progress and Pictures.

Posted by Paddy802 , 28 April 2018 - - - - - - · 395 views

So I've not added to my blog recently but have been busy. The major scenic work is complete and I'm just adding little bits here and there. This means I can get on with weathering stock and locomotives. Meanwhile an idea is growing in my mind for my next layout. The wife says this one has to go first which is fair enough as I live in a small house, but th...


Crosti 9F

Posted by Paddy802 , 06 September 2017 - * * * * * · 497 views

I recently had 2 weeks summer holiday to take care of the little Imp's that run riot round my house, and as we weren't going abroad this year, I thought between the day trips and the endless DIY tasks I'd get a lot more scenery done to the layout and thus hopefully have all the ground scenery complete! Instead I did very little. However what I did do is d...


Treating Crabs!

Posted by Paddy802 , 22 July 2017 - * * * * * · 419 views

About midweek I decided to do some weathering, so I sat down and decided to tackle my Crab! Firstly I wanted to renumber it, making it a Dumfries engine, I used Fox transfers 10" cab side numbers and smoke box door number and also replaced the shed plate with a 247 Developments shed plate. My layout isn't really based on anywhere so I've decided to renumb...


Joy's of living in Carlisle!

Posted by Paddy802 , 03 July 2017 - - - - - - · 361 views

Just a video and a few piccy's whilst out walking the dog. I got an excellent video of a Royal Scot in the siding by the footbridge but I was heard saying how awesome it was whilst using bad words to emphasise my Awe!!!! 



Spending and Creating

Posted by Paddy802 , 26 June 2017 - * * * * * · 426 views

Recently I've been busy, having got the wiring for my layout lighting done as well as quite a lot of ballasting and also creating some model buildings.
I've been ballasting the conventional way with small fine black cinders, letting it set then covering this ballast with dark grey grout whilst dry and in powder form then spraying with water, lots and lots...


Coaling up

Posted by Paddy802 , 08 May 2017 - - - - - - · 368 views

I've not been modelling as much as I like to recently probably due to my highly busy 'Rock N Roll' Lifestyle. I recently bought Brass masters ladders and managed to solder them together without them having huge blobs of bad soldering on them. I only really needed one for the coaling stage, but as there is two in the pack I made an impulse purchase of the...


Coal hole 2

Posted by Paddy802 , 29 November 2016 - * * * * - · 383 views

Gave up on the water idea and added the plank top to the water tank as suggested.


Coal Hole

Posted by Paddy802 , 27 November 2016 - - - - - - · 377 views

I haven't done an update recently, but I have been busy. I decided to make a new coal hole from scratch, which was a lot more fun than building the engine shed. I have also started ballasting the track to the rear / back of the layout and carry out some scenic work at the bottom of the retaining walls.

 Having an issue with the water in the...


Ivatt 4MT

Posted by Paddy802 , 14 August 2016 - - - - - - · 440 views

After doing the roof of the engine shed I thought I'd reward myself with something I really enjoy, so I started weathering my 'Mucky Duck.' I do enjoy modelling buildings its just after putting roof tiles on I thought a reward for myself was needed, so I pulled out the Ivatt 4 and made a start, this is what I did on Saturday, there is still some painting...


Pulling teeth.

Posted by Paddy802 , 06 August 2016 - - - - - - · 371 views

So I haven't done much recently, I've been putting off the roof work on the engine shed as its tedious. But I sat down and knuckled down and got on with it, there is a few small finishing touches till its fully finished.


More weathering and avoiding doing the engine shed roof.

Posted by Paddy802 , 16 June 2016 - * * * * * · 403 views

So I decided to weather some Mineral wagons that I've had sat in my cupboard since Christmas. I should really be doing the roof to my engine shed but I've discovered that tiling the roof is like pulling my own teeth with rusty pliers, although it is actually progressing slowly. Needless to say after the second roof section tiled I pushed it to the side an...


Engine shed

Posted by Paddy802 , 05 June 2016 - * * * * - · 379 views

Most of my buildings are from the very very good (and easy to make and paint) Townstreet range. I was lucky enough to have them delivered to my door by Mr Lockley, who also showed me the best way to paint them. I am more than happy with them all.
Unfortunately one of the family cats managed to knock my engine shed flying shattering it beyond repair. Being...


Work in progress

Posted by Paddy802 , 04 June 2016 - * * * * * · 400 views

Just a few pics of my 1st real layout and its progression.

 Also A few attempts at weathering, the Jinty was the first Locomotive I ever re-numbered and weathered, the Super D the second.

 Also C and M models own Dapol trucks before and after!!

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