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Ready for painting

Posted by Sylvian Tennant , 15 December 2017 - - - - - - · 382 views

apologies for the pants lighting but the tram and the J27 are done, now just waiting for the paint shops.  


Toby's Sylvian Cousin.

Posted by Sylvian Tennant , 19 November 2017 - - - - - - · 348 views

I love trains and model railways and can genuinely now say I cover all of the main gauges in British railway modelling. How did I achieve this - by being given an O Gauge Y6/J70 tram locomotive. I am genuinely not sure if it's a kit or scratch build or scratch aid kit or what. it was built, and it seems to have been built okay if a little dated. There was...


2:35 in the morning, no time for any sense...

Posted by Sylvian Tennant , 06 April 2015 - - - - - - · 468 views

Yeah, I may have gone mental....

But I don't care, I promised I'd do and doing it I am :)

BR Blue steam :)

Rivet counters need not apply.

I've also updated my blog :)



Make it Crosti

Posted by Sylvian Tennant , 20 March 2015 - * * * * * · 488 views

Hello, welcome, good to see you all again. Yes, it has been too long, if not for you, then certainly for me. Well, I have been quite busy as of late, but not really doing slot of train lately.

Firstly, a house move, into cottage, with my girlfriend! and her dog, and possibly new kitten. Secondly, UNIVERSITY! too much to do with so little irresponsibly sp...


Another Doodlebug into the mix

Posted by Sylvian Tennant , 16 September 2014 - - - - - - · 766 views

So I finished work a few weeks ago and thank god for that! Despite having another 8 hours a day free, I seem to have less time for modelling with other stuff taking prioirty. E.G preparing for University and the likes. However I did manage to get this little darling sorted. The whole process was just over a week (it would have been less had stuff like fri...


Who said I couldn't do it in time for Blyth?!

Posted by Sylvian Tennant , 23 August 2014 - - - - - - · 515 views

Well I did really... But I managed to surpass even my own expectations and got my breakdown train finished!

and here's the results.

About three generations of Hornby Railways are combined in this one train... plus a Bachmann J39.

All of the train (save the 12t van) have been heavily modified in some way or another.

I'm currently waiting to se...


A bit like a Womble

Posted by Sylvian Tennant , 07 August 2014 - - - - - - · 830 views

That's me at this moment in time, using secondhand and left over bits to creating stuff. The only thing that sets me away from the hindrances of Wimbledon Green is that I'm not called Uncle Bulgaria or Orinoco or even an actual Womble.

I have been mixing and matching however and my latest project is something of a complete mongrel.

It's a Breakdown T...


Hartburn Junction

Posted by Sylvian Tennant , 07 May 2014 - - - - - - · 701 views
Stockton & District, Layout and 3 more...
Hello again you men and women and cats and dogs and all sort of other people.

You've heard me bang on about it enough time already. I just thought I'd share with you all some quick photos I took tonight on our exhibition layout in progress "Hartburn Junction".

It is now running and will be at the Middlesbrough Model Railway Exhibition on...


Spring Time for...

Posted by Sylvian Tennant , 06 May 2014 - - - - - - · 470 views

...oh I forget his name.

But what I have remembered is I forget to try and not be funny. Then end up not being funny, tragic really.

In other news I have been modelling, alot of modelling to be done in preparation of our next long anticipated exhibition at Middlesbrough within the fortnight.

So, understably I have been rather busy.

First up are some l...


A Series of Unfortunate Events

Posted by Sylvian Tennant , 02 March 2014 - - - - - - · 369 views
B1, Update, 4mm
I have been quite busy, so far, I have a couple of trains to get through before the exhibition on may and one in the running is a fitted van train pulled (hopefully) but a B1 61030 "Nyala".

I bought a good running split chassis B1 from Tri-Ang Man about 10 months ago with the intention of making this locomotive and have managed to finally get round t...


Engine Shed...which is NOT Malton!

Posted by Sylvian Tennant , 19 February 2014 - * * * * * · 468 views

Hello chaps

Just a quick update to say that I've finished my first engine shed.

Loosely based on or around Malton for our exhibition Layout "Hartburn Junction

For more information please look at http://sylviantennan...ear-ladies.html



anyway, must be off, work and all sorts t...


Sulphate train complete

Posted by Sylvian Tennant , 26 December 2013 - - - - - - · 308 views

Merry Christmas folks.

Just an update to show my new complete sulphate train.

I honestly don't know how accurate it is so I suspect it's not that accurate but reference pictures were a nightmare to find... or non-existent. So I did my best anyway.

Nothing is perfectly but for the moment, I'm happy with the outcome.

For a more indepth look, al...


Just a quick update

Posted by Sylvian Tennant , 20 December 2013 - * * * * * · 427 views

So far the wagons are generally complete, they have now been assembled (with some problems and weathered (which was quite fun!)

as they were apparently sheeted, I am using a technique which involves cling film, newspapers and lots of PVA/water

and finally the break van

for more on these updates please take a look at my blog, http://sylvia...


I haven't seen Battle: Los Angeles for a while now...

Posted by Sylvian Tennant , 09 December 2013 - - - - - - · 304 views

It's just finishing on Film 4 now.

But that's not important...

What is is the progress on my Sulphate train.

The Brake van is almost complete. Only the glazing and some weathering to do.

It's not turned out too bad really... :)

Also, I've come a long way with the sulphate wagons, where the progress so far with them all.

The decal have been...


I've suddenly got into Babylon 5

Posted by Sylvian Tennant , 30 October 2013 - * * * * * · 579 views

But that's not related to the rest my modelling of the ex-LNER brake van which is now looking more brake van and even more ex-LNER.

I've also made a crack at painting my sulphate wagon using Railmatch early BR and LNER grey to simulated fading wood on the doors. Hopefully this will show when the wagons are properly weathered.

For a more insightful...


Ex-NER brake van

Posted by Sylvian Tennant , 14 October 2013 - * * * * * · 316 views
Kit, Modify, Update, LNER, BR and 1 more...
Hello, I'm back for a little while before disappearing  again like an elusive ghost in the night.

At the moment I'm working on my sulphate train which will include an ex-LNER brake van bringing up the rear. The brake van is made up of a Dapol kit which is being extensively modified to take up it's representation. So far the chassis is night on complete a...


Sulphate, sulphate everywhere!

Posted by Sylvian Tennant , 09 September 2013 - - - - - - · 332 views

....Back into 4mm scale, The Sulphate wagons are almost there.

Anyway kind regards chaps!


Braking the mould

Posted by Sylvian Tennant , 27 August 2013 - * * * * * · 667 views

Okay so after 8 months I've now finally come to the end of the first chapter of 16mm scale modelling. With this, my new brake van.

It is a modified IP Engineering kit with saftey chains, handrails, foot boards and a furnished interior built from scratch.

The van is weighted wth a fishing weight under the chassis and hidden by a box ala LMS styl...


16mm PO wagons

Posted by Sylvian Tennant , 02 July 2013 - - - - - - · 512 views


I'm not dead, just slepth... or so they say.

Well, I haven't been too busy model at the moment but I did some some more wagons. This time some pretty private owner wagons.

I named this after an artist friend of mine, thinking he was understand.... he seemed more bemused.

A lovely stone wagon, the stone was from a balloon ballast from my...


Too much play...

Posted by Sylvian Tennant , 23 April 2013 - - - - - - · 358 views

Well so far, I now have three wagons for my 16mm scale project. All in mostly finished condition.

The models were primed with some not to be use wilkos cheap primer. The several coats of humbrol borwn and grey followed by a coat of ronseal satin varnish!

The lettering was done with a white gen pen with the larger lettering finished off with rev...

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