Perhaps the exhibitors should award a
cupgag to the most annoying visitor?
I couldn't agree more (sorry for misquote )
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Posted 18 September 2011 - 21:04
I know in my OP I said this thread was for locos but as I've just finished off a short rake of wagons I thought I would broaden it out a bit.
I am trying to get a bit more of a light railway feel to the stock, not just for Highbury but also for the new little layout, Tucking Mill. The three cattle wagons will one day form part of the WO Frome market train which will be predominantly livestock - I just need to finish off the other part built cattle wagons in my stock box along with something suitable for the stockmen to ride to market in. The MR wagon is one of Chris Higgs' kits which goes together beautifully and is available from the Association. The two SDJR cattle wagons use the greatly missed Grahame Hughes whitemetal kits for the LSWR wagon as a basis.
The MR coke wagon is one of a pair I have built and is a favourite of mine. I think they are really attractive wagons and is another Chris Higgs kit. I shall build a few more of these as they would have been a common sight at Bath gasworks as well as on the branch - there was a coke works at Newbury colliery about two miles down the line from Highbury.
The SDJ opens are a fairly simple conversion of the Association MR open kit.
The North Somerset Light Railway brake van No. 7 is an ex GWR vehicle and is built from a David Eveleigh etch, also available through the 2mm Association - how many more reasons do you need to join!!
The wagons are spray painted with enamels, lettering is transfers where available, otherwise ink and a mapping pen. Weathering is more enamels and powders followed by a light spray with matt varnish.
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Posted 14 October 2011 - 20:23
Thanks Rich, and for the birthday beer (complete with ribbon!), which was very nice. Yes, the OCT is from the former PC etch, the carriage is one of those lovely, but oh so delicate, Shire Scenes kits. The two coaches are David Eveleigh etches awaiting interiors and painting. Problem I have is that the NSLR aquiring a passenger service is such a new idea that I'm having trouble deciding on a livery - any suggestions?
Posted 24 October 2011 - 12:45
Problem I have is that the NSLR aquiring a passenger service is such a new idea that I'm having trouble deciding on a livery - any suggestions?
Posted 24 October 2011 - 21:00
My understanding was that North Somerset Light Railway adopted an interesting blue/grey with salmon detailing. The carriage you have modelled was still wearing this colour scheme when British Railways closed the line and the tramway coach was relocated to the neighbouring Titfield & Mallingford Railway branch. Interestingly when the now famous private company bought the railway and rolling stock from British Railways they sympathetically restored the carriage but with maroon detailing, sadly the reason for this wasn't recorded but it could have been based on information (maybe paint flakes?) available at the time.
Thankfully some early colour photographs have survived and they can be seen here:
Posted 17 November 2011 - 09:01
Posted 17 November 2011 - 12:25
Nice one Jerry
It really shows off the benefit of good integrated layout lighting when you see the overall sports hall provision.
Is Andy aligning the turntable or about to help himself to a slice of exhibitors cake?
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