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Missenden has sown a seed

Posted by Yan , 02 April 2018 - - - - - - · 154 views
P4, Cornwall, China Clay
Since Missenden I've not had much time available for visits to the Man Cave. What time there has been has been put to installing Sprat & Winkle couplings on a few more wagons. With the Easter Weekend looming and the thought of having at least two full days of the four free for modelling I'd not been too worried. But how situations can change in a...


A job for the weekend

Posted by Yan , 11 February 2018 - * * * * * · 191 views
My aim this weekend was to install all the electromagnets that will be used to uncouple wagons fitted with Sprat and Winkle couplings. It all started well marking the position of each electromagnet by drilling through the boards from above with a 1.5 mm drill. The hope is that the small holes, one of which that can just be seen in the picture below, will...


A White Metal Interlude

Posted by Yan , 29 January 2018 - - - - - - · 252 views

The other day I received an email from Missenden Abbey reminding me of the up and coming Spring Weekend that I've enrolled on. Of all the courses available, I'd chosen to attend the session on 4mm Locomotive Kit Construction. It was a tough decision as there were 4 other courses from which I could learn much: Weathering; Backscenes and scenery;Trackwork;...


Brake Van Special - Toad B

Posted by Yan , in Wagons 21 January 2018 - * * * * * · 204 views
P4, Tredethy Wharf, Brake van
To add a little variation to the rake of brake vans for the Brake Van Special, I decided to dig out a Parkside's kit of a Toad B. I believe that some lasted into the 1960s in their original state so thought one might have found its way down to Cornwall. This is probably unlikely but as a Toad E was used on the Wenfordbridge Branch it might have happened.....


Brake Van Special - Figure painting

Posted by Yan , 20 January 2018 - - - - - - · 251 views
Tredethy Wharf, Brake Van Special and 2 more...
Well painting the cattle and Pip got me started on figure painting but these are becoming a real task to paint...eventually I built up a small head of steam and completed the few below. 


How about some cattle and a dog

Posted by Yan , 28 December 2017 - * * * * * · 254 views
P4, Cornwall, Wenford Branch and 1 more...
One would think that after painting hundreds of wargaming figures I'd be able to quickly pick up a brush and get a number of figures completed for a Brake Van Special. Well it's not been that easy as at some point I seem to have lost my mojo for painting figures. So thought I'd try to break back into figure painting by having a go at cattle. I always...


Class 03 at Tredethy Wharf

Posted by Yan , 12 December 2017 - - - - - - · 259 views
P4, Wenford Branch
A new addition:  https://3.bp.blogspo...thy+Wharf+2.jpg  
BR Class 03 where briefly used on the Wenford Branch when they replaced the WR 1366 locos and before Class 08s took over haulage along the branch.  
A couple of years ago I'd purchased a...


What's been happening then?

Posted by Yan , 29 July 2017 - - - - - - · 243 views
Tredethy Wharf, P4, Cornwall and 2 more...
Well, after the Lincoln Show not a lot, that is on the modelling creation side anyway. What I have been up to is tackling the mess in the "Man Cave" after Tredethy Wharf was dumped after the show before we left for New Zealand. Then, on our return home while tidying the "Man Cave", I also decided to sort though the accumulated "stuff" from both hobbies (r...


Tredethy Wharf at the Lincoln show 2017

Posted by Yan , in Layout 04 March 2017 - * * * * * · 560 views
P4, Tredethy Wharf
Last weekend was an excellent experience on a number of fronts. Firstly for the help I received from Gordon prior to the show and during. Also from a good friend, Nick, who travelled from near Ilkley just to play trains on the Saturday before nipping to Derby to visit his son. He enjoyed the show so much he called in on Sunday morning on his way home...


Empty clay train

Posted by Yan , in Wagons 18 February 2017 - * * * * * · 356 views
Tredethy Wharf, Clay wagons, P4 and 1 more...
Well, I think, for the moment, the empty clay wagoms might be finished... 
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