So, it's done. I have managed to finally create a monster.
I messed with time an history and it brought me to this place.
The dark and brutal world of British mainline steam in the 1980's.
Many have scoffed that it was far fetched, and yes it because frankly steam didn't survive on the mainline after 1968 as a revenue earning arm of BR.
But it's nice to dream.
but anyway. After a major electical issue involving rewriting the driving wheels to the tender to get it working aga
A taste of things to come guys.
I managed to hand paint the bodes ready for the transfers and gave chassis and uncleaned bits.
I haven't yet added the separate parts and wondering if I should it before or after weathering.
I'll give you a speculative history on this individual loco at my next post which should show the finished article.
Well here's the part finished 8F I was working on. It does work too which pleases me a lot.
I need to try and remember what I've put on now.
All I really know is that due to the type of model it is that a lot more work went into it than I had originally envisaged.
Saying that, I have really enjoyed this build and I've been itching to get the painting work started however that can wait as my Q6 kit is becoming impatient too.
I have modified the tender bulkhead and a